(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
I do have a few mixed feelings about this book. It was good to be put into the action straight away, but I felt that a lot of things were left unexplained when they could have been – like Breccan’s and Easton’s involvement with the creatures and Calloway.
In some ways, I felt this book was a bit simple to read. For a lot of it, it was basic good and evil. I would have liked to know more about the Hara-Kirs. In a way, it feels like it was all believed just a bit too quickly. That might have been as a result of being thrown straight into the action, but I feel the book would have benefited from a little more explanation.
I did like the characters and how they interacted with each other. It was nice to see that Calloway was a truly good character, who stood up to the bully even knowing it would make his life miserable. That’s the kind of character I can get behind as a hero. I also liked Easton, though I struggled a bit with the name. Where I live, there are areas called Easton and Weston, so at times, it was hard to accept the names.
Although I liked the fact that Calloway was struggling to balance his two separate lives, it did all start falling into place for him. It was just a tiny bit unbelievable, at least in my opinion.
I wasn’t all that keen on Breccan as a character. I think I would have liked to see inside his head a bit, because as it stands, he just comes across as a really ungrateful person. I would have also liked to see a bit more of his relationship with Calloway.
I’d be interested in reading the next book in this series to see what will happen to the characters. I do feel that it could have been edited a bit – I noticed quite a few errors in the writing which could have been picked up.
Still, this book was an entertaining read. I can’t go higher than three stars right now, but if it was edited and a bit more development put in, I think it would be much better.