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Dreams and Shadows (The Aylosian Chronicles…

Dreams and Shadows (The Aylosian Chronicles #1)

by Jeffrey Collyer

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I received this novel as an advanced copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Most of the fantasy novels I read have a female protagonist. It seems to be a common trend these days. Even when I write fantasy pieces, the main character I use is always female. That's why I'm always interested in reading fantasy novels with a male protagonist. It's a unique experience for me, and if it is well done, it can be truly enjoyable. That was one of the things that drew me to this novel.

This novel was extremely hard to get through. It began very slowly, and in an awkward fashion. What does that mean? Well, the language use was not the best. The style would begin formally; everyone would be talking formally, and Michael's inner thoughts were formal, as well. However, every time he spoke, it would suddenly shift to an informal tone. This made it very awkward in terms of flow; I would find myself reading this novel as if it was meant for a more mature audience and then suddenly, I would be reverted to something more akin to a teen novel. This made it very hard to stay focused on the story.

Another aspect that I found quite ... weird.... is... ( )
  veeshee | Jan 29, 2018 |
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