Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Talon of the Unnamed Goddess by J. R. Tomlin

Talon of the Unnamed Goddess

This was not a good read for me. I hate to begin negative but felt there were so many names and I tired of the war scenes.

Aisha is a Talon, one who is prepared for war and protection of others. Aisha is contracted to protect Rhiannon who is the heir to the throne of the kingdom of Grayna. She has been prepared for the challenge by training for ten years; one of the few women who accomplish this. I found her a strong character and very qualified in her tasks. The book focuses on protecting Rhiannon and helping her to regaining the kingdom of Grayna after the death of her father.

The book has plenty of descriptions of the battles and wounding and death of the warriors. There are no heavy intimate scenes and what was there was well done.

I liked the main characters of the book but would have liked more personal and less battles. I think the book was well written and good descriptions on places, food, herbs and people.

I give this 3 stars.

This is my opinion and hope I do not prevent others from reading this. I have enjoyed other works from the author but not this one as much as I had hoped. I want to thank the author, J. R. Tomlin, for the opportunity to read and review this book. The opinions are my own. I received a complimentary copy from Smashwords, LibraryThing and J. R. Tomlin.

1 comment:

J. R. Tomlin said...

Leona, I'm so sorry you didn't enjoy this novel, but I very much appreciate your review.

When it comes to less than positive reviews, as a writer my feeling is that your comments help people who wouldn't enjoy the novel avoid it but at the same time help people who would (after all some people enjoy reading about battles) know it may be something they will enjoy. Of course, this is the point of reviews, not to make us writers happy.

I never fault reviewers who give honest opinions. I wish I could offer you something I thought you would enjoy more to make up for it, but the fact is that at the moment most of my novels focus rather a good deal on war and battles.

Thanks again for the review!