Sunday, 10 July 2011
I've just finished reading the first book of The Wardstone Trilogy by M.R. Mathias and here is a mini review.
The Sword and the Dragon is my first visit to the imagination of M.R. Mathias and it's a most rewarding visit at that. While it lacks the uber complexity and sheer length of some of novels from more establish fantasy authors that isn't a bad thing it makes the novel easier to get into and ultimately enjoy all the more.
The story is full of well developed characters who are easy to get to know and cheer on or not as the case may be and creates a viable world in which they live their lives. Epic quests and battles with the innocent and guilty suffering in equal measure and a world rocked to it's foundations, bring on Book2 "Kings, Queens, Heroes, & Fools".
As you can see I quite enjoyed the story and certainly going to buy the second novel for my Kindle.