Thursday, 26 December 2013
Review: Water and Chaos
Water and Chaos by Larry Kollar
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
It's a relief to have a well-edited indie book that isn't constantly distracting me from the story because the author doesn't know where to put the apostrophes, and it's also a pleasure to have a good story, likeable and believable characters and a well-thought-out world.
In this second volume of the Accidental Sorcerers series, teenage apprentice sorcerers Mik and Sura have a romantic misunderstanding that, for me, skirted but didn't cross the line of being unbelievable. I think the key word in that last sentence is "teenage".
Mik is everything I like in a main character: loyal, honest, brave, resourceful and talented. Cheering for him is easy.
I did wonder how the economics worked of one person working for a few days being able to feed an entire school for, presumably, a similar period, but other than that I thought the worldbuilding was well done and plausible.
I already have the sequel on my Kindle and will be reading it forthwith.
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