I’m really busy with work just now, catching up on what could not be done during lockdown, but I’m also continuing to read (and write), so here is my latest book review:
WISP by Adele Marie Park
Edra; a world where magic flourishes and where dark secrets are concealed by those who rule. Secrets which can get the innocent killed without a thought.
When the body of an elf is discovered in a treacherous area of the city, Wisp a young Law Enforcer is assigned the case. He soon realises the case is far from simple. As soon as he finds one thread another one leads him to unravel a tapestry woven from lies, secrets, corruption and evil. When friendship turns to love, Wisp`s life, as he knew it will completely change.
What started out as a murder case ends in a grisly battle which Wisp and his companions seem to have no chance of winning.
And my review:Wisp by Adele Marie Park
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This starts off like any murder mystery – except for the players. A dead elf, and a marsh faerie law enforcer who is hiding what he is. So starts a tale that transforms quickly from the expected into a story of epic scale originating in a past war with dark echoes that bring unavoidable pain and horror to a new generation. There is also love, against a backdrop of betrayal and secrets that keeps you turning the pages.
The world building has satisfying scope and detail, and the characters all shine with clear thoughts and motivations. This is a complete story, but with huge dangling threads at the end to lead on into the next book, which I plan on reading.
My reason for 4 stars rather than 5? It isn’t one of my favourite writing styles: omniscient viewpoint, so plenty of head-hopping, and large sections of text with ‘he’ and ‘him’ without qualification, so I sometimes had to concentrate too hard on deciding which ‘he’ and ‘him’ was being referred to. This is personal taste, and in no way detracts from the highly imaginative plot and world.
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