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Bloodrush (The Scarlet Star Trilogy Book 1)

by Ben Galley

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Bloodrush has an interesting concept, combining fantasy with the western genre (although the latter comes out mostly in the setting; the feel of it is fantasy). I think this book definitely shows promise, but I'm not entirely happy with the execution. It feels unfocused, untidy. Somehow it was just too much of a jumble for me. I had the feeling that it would have been better if it would have been compressed a bit. There were bits that really pulled me in, but there were also transitions that pulled me out again, and this made for messy reading. In the beginning I was willing to overlook it, since it usually takes some time before you really get into a book. After a while it became jarring though, and I considered to stop reading several times between pages 300 and the end (~500). Not a good sign after having made the commitment of reading 300 pages...
Part of what was bothering me was the character of Merion, the protagonist. Perhaps I shouldn't have expected so much of a 13-year-old boy, but on the other hand, this is a western, at least in part, and I had hoped for a bit less whining and stupidity, and a bit more growing up. Again, I was fine with it in the beginning, hoping for improvement later on, but that improvement only came all the way at the end. ( )
  zjakkelien | Mar 15, 2015 |
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