Writing Tip: 95#

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Numen the Slayer (Review)

SynopsisNumen: Numen Magnus is heir to the castle of Magnus Keep, but has everything taken from him by a barbaric king. With his home destroyed and family murdered, Numen must fight to survive in the uncharted wilderness of Umbran. Along his journey, Numen discovers something significant about his heritage and seeks to turn his enemies to ash. Numen the Slayer is a fantasy underdog story where one young man can decide the fate of a kingdom. The Gold Phoenix rises!

Review: Numen the dragon slayer is the fantasy novel written by Grady P. Brown. The author clearly loves the world he has created as well the history of the characters’ that inhabit it and truly does wish for others to feel the same way. However this is the book’s own downfall. By trying to squeeze so many characters and so much lore in to the book, it does mean there isn’t a lot of time devoted to developing the emotions of the main characters. Despite this it isn’t a confusing book, the characters and their environments are so separate from one another that it’s easy to follow. The book does feel like it has it’s own world, it’s extensive, everything planned out from the environment to the economic income of each kingdom and the author does devote a lot of time to these kingdom developing them throughout the book. It’s a book for people who love worldbuilding over character development, which I’m certainly partial to.

Conclusion: I did enjoy this book, it is an easy read to get through and something nice to wind down with.

What do you think? Would you read it? Have you read it? Comment below!

Thanks to Grady P Brown for giving me a free copy for a honest review.

 

Tick Tock

Looking at everyone talking about the start of NaNoWriMo and their word counts, I feel I need to get something off my chest.

I’m not doing NaNoWriMo this year: mainly because I’m not an manaic on a suicide mission, but more importantly because I barely have time to write as is.

I’ve just recently got into a job and it’s fine (I mean one can hardly call taxes amazing, but what ya gonna do), and I would never give it up. But it’s made me realise how much free time I had in education and how little I have now.

Everything needs to be squashed down into smaller and smaller hours until I finally pass out over the weekend.

What would be the point of a 50k goal when I can’t reach 500 words?

I know a lot of people also suffer with 9 to 5 but I don’t think it’s ever dawned on me, how little time I would have.

But on plus side, that’s only going to make me work hard. I just got keep pushing.

 

Kathy Xx