Monday, August 06, 2012

The Book of Deacon by Joseph Lallo (Book 2011)

So first off don't let the title of this book scare you away. It's a fantasy novel with no religious underpinnings.

So the plot and storytelling style were pretty good in this one. It isn't Dragonlance by any means but it's decent. The story is interesting enough as are the rules of magic, but it's missing something; and that's other real characters.

In this book there were probably only 3 characters who had any meaning...this seems like too little for a fantasy novel. On top of that the main character is a very annoying "goody goody" treehugger type of person. Myself as a reader cannot empathize with such a character. Sure, maybe she will mature a bit more as the story goes on, but for now she is a turd of a person who just so happens to have an uncanny magical talent.

For a free book this was definitely worth the read, but I don't know if I'll be compelled enough to purchase the other 2 books in the series. You have to have a much stronger main character who makes better life choices.
Rating - Mid