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Author Unpublished - Book Review
Reviewed in the United States on November 14, 2019
I have some mixed feelings about Elfhame by Anthea Sharp. The book was exceedingly well written when it came to the narrative. There was a poetry to the descriptions that made the book a joy to read. I enjoyed the characters, the world-building, and the plot in general.
All was not puppies and rainbows, however. The book became incredibly rushed once Mara crossed into Elfhame, and because of this, the plot, characterizations, and romance suffered. What could have been a spectacular story ended up petering out as the book came to its conclusion. Don't get me wrong - I still loved the book - but the pace definitely did it a disservice. Though few, there were also some noticeable editing errors, mostly misspelled character names here and there.
I wish the author had taken the time to really fill out the story and give the book the polish it deserved, but I'm still glad I read it. If you like fantasy, this is one I'd recommend as a bit of a shorter read.