Reviews

This page will be dedicated to reviews of Satis’ published works. This will be updated as they come in, though at the moment they’re few and far between! If you read one of Satis’ works, feel free to leave a review of your own!

 

The Redemption of Erâth: Consolation

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ – Erin, A Drop of Ink Reviews

June 8, 2015

I have just done what I swore I’d never do; which is post a 2-star review. I normally keep these silent and contact the author directly. However, this is a different case entirely. The story itself is well-written and there are almost no errors in the manuscript itself. That is impressive. And for many, this book may be great. I read all 250+ pages of it just fine.

As a writer, I’m well aware of the need to create an elaborate back story for characters, especially the main character, in order to be able to show a rich and complete character to the reader. Unfortunately, in my opinion, that’s all this book was. It was the intricate back story that tells us what made Brandyé what he is. I kept waiting for the story to fully develop and things to happen. While there are great scenes in the book where I thought, “Here we go, there’s the story,” it would fall short and back up a bit. Those great areas could easily have been worked into a different book as flashbacks, or something similar, so we could see what happened to make Brandyé the way he was. When this book ended, I thought, “Now we reach what should have been the first book.”

Do not get me wrong. This entire book was well-written. That is the reason why I’m leaving a 2-star review for the first time. There are plenty of people out there that may very well disagree with me and believe this made a terrific first book to what appears will be a great series. I will admit that I’m intrigued and would be willing to read the second book to see what happens next. There are so many ways this could go from the end point that I’m fascinated to see what will happen.

 

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ – Hellbell, Amazon UK

April 1, 2015

Just finished this book and I want more! I was totally drawn in to the characters stories. As the drama unfolds the pace quickens, encouraging your empathy with the main character. Good quality writing and a very enjoyable, emotional and easy read. Highly recommended!

 

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ – J. Else, Goodreads

January 1, 2015

I won a copy of this book through a Goodreads giveaway. This has not influenced or biased my opinions.

I almost did not feel like I was reading a book. Rather, I felt I was being told a story by a traveling bard. The language of this book is crafted beautifully. It was descriptive and engaging. However, at times the way sentences are constructed are different from how you would expect them to be, so I had to re-read the way things were worded here and there. I liked how things were worded. It challenged me but also set the tone for the tale itself. And it fit perfectly with the storyline and setting. This book is more description than exposition. Yet the story never lost me or bored me.

There were only a couple spots where there was an editing error (a period instead of a comma, etc.). Otherwise, the book itself was well crafted. I look forward to reading more from this book series. The ending is hopeful yet ominous all at once. I liked the hints at the history of the world too. I very much look forward to discovering more of the Illuèn and the world beyond Consolation.

Good story and well told.

 

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ – Jason, Goodreads

December 28, 2014

This book starts off what I think will become a great fantasy series. Darkness has taken over the world, and only a small area is unaffected, but Darkness is creeping in. Characters are well developed, and you can never be sure who is good and evil. Can’t wait to see where this goes.

 

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ – Jill Preis, Amazon

October 31, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed this first am eagerly awaiting the next. The characters are vivid, as is the world in which they exist. I did not want to put it down! It has been a while since a story held my interest so deeply—I really care about the characters and the places came alive for me.

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