As I said, this book has potential. It’s a pretty good first effort and I hope that if there are more stories, Mel comes to the forefront because like Arthur’s childhood and the journey from a peasant to a king, Mel has the same potential to shine above the now resurrected king. Read Full Review
There are a couple of interesting ideas at play here, though. Pierro begins to explore the culture of this second medieval age through the romance between a hope-filled, young monk and the girl his calling must force him to leave behind. I also appreciate the fact that there are three different classes of people in this world: those who live in communities, the homeless "Scavengers" and the malevolent Marauders. There's even a hint of political and diplomatic protocols among communities. Still, these intelligent, interesting elements are minor ones in the story, and they're not enough to divert the reader's attention from the derivative nature of the premise and the snail's pace. Read Full Review
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