Ed does well with his world building without overdoing the descriptions, which to me is a huge plus. Overall it’s not a bad read even with the issues I have with it. The writing is clean, things are spelled properly, punctuation and grammar are used properly, the correct words are used and it doesn’t read like someone was using a thesaurus to describe every minute detail.
At times the plot moves a bit slow but there’s enough to keep you turning pages and wanting to know how things turn out. This is in part due to the wealth of information that the author provides for the setup and early life of the main characters. Some of the characters feel fleshed out and not cardboard cutouts while others could use more development.
While the book as a whole is an entertaining read, some work is needed with transitions between scenes and characters and it could use some polishing and editing. There is considerable potential and it’s obvious a lot of work went into this book, hence the four stars.
I received a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.