wizards rising

Just as today’s world is on the brink of all-out nuclear war, wizards appear out of nowhere, seizing control of every continent. They install themselves as benevolent tyrants, vowing utopia for all.

The four wizards—Indie, Demus, Regi, and Justica—seat themselves as divine rulers of North America. Amanda Fullteron, who is chosen as Supreme Liaison from a shell-shocked human race, must seek the wizards’ secret and soon, bring about their downfall. But as she races against time, the wizards are ready to unleash the Prophecy, a 1,000-year oracle that promises them eternal glory.

I recieved a free copy of this book via booksirens in exchange for an honest review.

Okay so the premise of this book had lots of promise. The first 10% or so was great, it was set up nicely, but after that things tanked. There was far too much polictics for me, a lot of it was boring and didn’t seem revelant to go into that much detail. For a book about wizards and magic there was not enough magic in it for me.

Until the end I didn’t feel that the wizards had much distiction in personality but that may have been on purpose until Amanda got to know them better. It still made reading the beginning feel a little flat. Even when they had personality it was only really for their alligiance not much else.

I found it hard to keep going with this book. Once I put it down I really found it hard to pick it up again. If it hadn’t been a review book I would still be reading it.

The last 15% things really picked up and I enjoyed reading it. It didn’t go where I thought it was going to. It was a pretty bland ending, it could have been much more inventive and more exciting.

For a book that spanned over three years, not much happened, there was lots of interviews and discussions but not much action.

My biggest annoyance was Wizard chess, not only did the author steal the idea he didn’t even change the name. That’s just lazy! I was goign to give the book 3 stars before that crime. Doing something similar is a great idea, even if it’s only slightly altered. But the only difference here were the characters playing the game.

I did enjoy parts but after writing this review I realised how much annoyed me or left me bored.

2 out of 5 stars