|Feast of Fates|
Feast of Fates is a veritable feast for the senses. i had so much pleasure reading this book and i took my time savoring it as much as i could. this dark literary fantasy went way beyond my expectations.
Christian A. Brown is an exceptional writer. he is a new author for me and i consider him among those who can write well and deliver a story with equal aplomb. his fertile imagination has created a spellbinding masterpiece of fiction.
the writing was perfection - from the wordbuilding to the world and the characters he has created. i saw a master wordsmith at work, comfortable with the nuances of the English language and he made good use of this ability to convey his narrative. poetry and prose blend at every turn of a phrase. details of Central Geadhain - its geography, denizens, flora and fauna including creatures benevolent and foul conjured vivid images in my mind as i read along.
from the get go, surprises are in store for the reader. as answers to questions and mysteries are slowly revealed, they only give way to more surprises and mysteries. this multi-layered approach worked well for me and i was drawn deeper into the story because of it.
i wanted to point out a few details about the plot and its characters but i hardly know where and how to begin. even if i did so, i feel that it would be denying other readers the pleasure of reading this book and discovering for themselves what it is all about. however, i will allow myself to say this though - there is magik, witchcraft, sword and sorcery, intrigue, mystery, romance, adventure and then some all rolled into one mesmerizing tale.
this novel of epic proportions is one of the best books i have read so far this year and Feast of Fates is only the first book in the Four Feasts Till Darkness series. i am almost done with the second book, Feast of Dreams. it is turning out to be as good as the first but that is another story to blog about.
in the meantime, if you love a well-written fantasy and are up for adventure and more in your next read, this is a book you should not miss!
*Feast of Fates is available in print and digital editions at Amazon and CreateSpace. for more information about Christian A. Brown and his work, please visit www.christianadrianbrown.com and follow him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Goodreads. watch the book's trailer and read more about Feast of Fates HERE.
my personal rating is:
Feast of Fates contains material suitable for adult readers only.
Disclosure of Material Connection: i received a copy for review. i did not receive any payment in exchange for this review nor was i obligated to write a positive one. all opinions expressed here are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist or the readers of this review. this disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.