Must Read Sci-Fi/Fantasy 4 1/2 stars
I received a copy of Zendar: A Tale of Blood and Sand from the author K.T. Munson in exchange for an honest review.
Now that the formalities are out of the way I would like to say how much I absolutely dig this book. The characters are well crafted and even though it is a fairly quick read, (which doesn’t normally appeal to me) the pacing was everything I could have hoped for. That being said, the first chapter was a bit disappointing. I would have liked to have seen the author progress with all the information and history about this planet when needed as she got there in the book. Don’t get me wrong I definitely recommend this book. It’s a solid 4 ½ stars. But, if you’re reading the first chapter and it doesn’t appeal to you do yourself a favor and hang in there it gets better.
The story progresses well and while I don’t want to give too much away because I hate spoilers I just have to say the way Azel deals with her challenges, while some would say was weak, I would say it shows her strength. She is thrown into a horrible situation, but she doesn’t give up on her morals and values. She doesn’t seek blame or cry about her luck. She is what I look for in a main character. I love strong female leads! And, she is one of the strongest I have seen.
Aleron is an amazing Hero. He starts out as the Antagonist, but you quickly see how much more he is. He is ruthless. In the world he lives in only those who are can thrive. Everything he does is for his people and while revenge is what started everything for him, throughout the book I began to realize how much more there was to this man. He was a great character who, though misguided most of the time, I found myself loving all the same