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Shattered Gods: An Epic Fantasy Progression Saga Kindle Edition
- ASIN : B091QCZ75X
- Publication date : August 1, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 2816 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 712 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #25,249 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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The characters are bold and beautiful, as all heroes should be, the Academy was stratified by right of birth. The haves had, the have nots wished for what was denied them. Xal excelled beyond expectations and earned the ire of the heaviest haves, the Prince and his quint - a four man fighting force. All were wearing the best armor, the best weaponry, and the cock-sure attitudes that said everyone else is less because they were more.
The storyline is intriguing, twists, turns, and enough action to keep the lines clear and my sleep was unable to get a start until the wee hours. A most excellent read!
I am not going to share my reasoning, thoughts on the book, or any opinions that would influence your decision to read it. I am simply saying that I liked it. I would like you to read it and make your own decision. After all, you are a much better judge of what you will like than anyone here.
I will happily discuss the book with you on Goodreads if you are so inclined. As always, I am open to debates and arguments, but also vain enough to seek acknowledgement, so feel free to roast me or applaud my efforts. Either is acceptable, because if you are paying attention to me then you are at least considering the book. And THAT my friends is exactly why you see my comments here.
Xal as a character is great, competent yet flawed. Saghir is a great supporting character for him and their relationship seems real, while the quint members seem to be rounding out as layered characters.
Id say the glaring weakness in this book is some of the support characters, a few of them we are supposed to care about like Tissa have very little redeeming qualities, i understand that some of that is to show a harsh upbringing but honestly her chapters could have involved a little bit more introspection to make her more likable. Also maybe dont make every girl hate each other on sight, its kinda tropey and catty.
Also the Antagonists dont seem to have much depth, with the current main antagonist having no real shades of gray whatsoever. Granted we didnt get to much time to know her and im hoping the next book will expand on that and we dont just get a female Galbatorix sorta thing going.
All that said i enjoyed this book a lot and eagerly await the next one. Found it on r/progressionfantasy
By Lindsey & Richard on August 2, 2021
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Shattered God's is a fun story with epic scope. Hits the ground running and doesn't lift it's foot of the gas right up to the hint of bigger and greater threats to come.
A bespectacled rat casting fire bolts to aid his friends is a moist cherry sitting atop this delectable offering of fantasy.
The world of Shattered Gods has profound magnitude and lore since the beginning and only becomes more intriguing as the story goes on. Mythic creatures lurk in the shadows, mysterious remains of dead gods, decaying empires and nations at strife, and Xal, beset by enemies that power alone can not best. The use of battle strategies influences the outcome of fights vastly more often than raw might could accomplish, and that is always satisfying. It speaks of great storytelling when even after acquiring new forms of magic, the protagonist still finds himself overwhelmed by his adversaries' ample training and aptitude, and his most loyal weapons are his years barely scraping by in poverty and the survival instincts developed along the way.
I must mention how much I appreciate a good change in point of view. When done right, the story gains much more depth and flavor that is hardly achievable otherwise. In this book, the interludes are expertly arranged, often causing me to look forward to the others while strengthening my involvement with each character.
Side characters have a mind of their own, most of them presented satisfactorily, and each interaction propelled me to slowly figure them out or solve the puzzles of their personalities. Oddly enough, that does not seem to apply to Saghir, who is arguably the most significant character after Xal. More often than not, he passes the impression of just being a pet or a sidekick whose only purpose is to aid the main character in his journey.
The gradual ascension to power can only be described as satisfying. Here, you'll find nobody growing from mediocrity to godhood in a single lucky encounter. That is one of the main qualities of Shattered Gods. Skill and battle expertise matter. Intelligence will beat misguided strength. All of this combined devolved into engaging fights, where even though the outcomes were already explicit, I was still entertained by how it played out.
Shattered Gods was a book I picked on a whim, maybe because it has a cool name, but ended up enjoying it way more than expected. I will be closely following the author's work and waiting for this book's sequel.