Sunday, 10 June 2012

My Review of Bread of Fools by Duncan McGonall ***

Book Blurb:

A new Incarnation cycle will not happen without the Keys. Some of them are missing. There are eleven in all. The Keys establish Mana, and bring to order Flux, the force in all things, the blood and breath of the Universe and the Arcanon control them—or they did until Tolen refused his seat. Bruce is caught in the middle. Terra Supra is the domain of the Gragona, a powerful, magickal race of beings that the wizards of the Arcanon believe they control. One family possesses the heart of the truth. One man knows how to use it. Three must work together by opposing one another. Bruce is ignorant of these hidden realities, but he realizes his struggle to wipe his brother, Tolen, from his memories is not only vain, but it will tear apart his own consciousness. Bruce searches for answers buried in his childhood and all the while, he is immersed in a world teeming with secrets. Information alone isn’t enough. Nothing is what it seems. All the while, the Shift, a reversal of Mana's polarity, moves steadily closer to a permanent reality.

My Review:

I'm not quite sure how to go about this review because I'm still not really sure how I feel about this book. In the beginning I was intrigued, all the questions were there piling up on top of each other as we learnt about Bruce's childhood with his brother Tolen and it's all quite well written. But intrigue soon enough turned to frustration as the answers continued to elude me, I was over 40% through before we started getting hints about what might actually be happening and I am, admittedly, not the most patient person on this earth. We were 60% of the way through before any action started happening but that was when I got totally confused. With characters named Maramore, Mannanan, and  Marasale I have to admit I had a bit of trouble following what was happening to who and I still don't really know what Marasales death had to do with anything.
Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad story, and I loved learning about Bruce's childhood and the antics he got up to, and the way it was written into the the story under the premise that he was writing his own story was very clever. Overall it was just a bit slow getting started to keep me interested, not really my cup of tea as the saying goes. I'd recommend it to real fantasy lovers though it has a lot of promise as a series and you might just love it.
*** for this one from me.

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My ratings :
* Not something I would recomend to anyone.
** You may enjoy it but it definately isn't for me
*** It wasn't too bad but I'm not going to read it again, and I'm not going to look for others in the series.
**** Thoroughly enjoyed it and will definatly look out for other books in the series and by the same author.
***** Loved it! Plan on reading it again and will chase other books in the series or by the same author.


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