Review: Attrition: the First Act of Penance by S.G. Night

Posted October 24, 2013 by Bee in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Attrition: the First Act of Penance by S.G. Night

Attrition: the First Act of Penance

by S.G. Night
Series: Three Acts of Penance #1
Pages: 586
Published on August 29th 2013
by CreateSpace
Genres: Fantasy
Format: Paperback
Source: Author
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The Demonic Dominion has held the nation of Io captive for more than a century. The Humans are in shackles. The Elves are in exile. And the race of Majiski battle-mages have been all but eradicated by the Demons and their ilk.

Racath Thanjel is among the few remaining Majiski surviving in secret. A strong but opinionated young assassin, he works from the shadows against the Demonic Dominion. But how can he and the others hope to defeat such a terrible adversary? Especially when their patriarch is keeping more secrets than the Demons themselves.

Now, as a tangle of conspiracies, secrets, and ancient prophecies sweeps Racath away, he must choose his destiny: will he become the long-awaited Savior of Io, or allow it to suffocate beneath the Dominion's iron fist?
ATTRITION: THE FIRST ACT OF PENANCE is the Epic Fantasy debut of the young SG Night, published at just 18 years old. Experience this fresh, breathtaking tale of tyranny, rebellion, conspiracy, and the fight for survival, and get swept up into the first of many tales from the world of Talkrilia.

I received this book for free from the publisher or author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

3 Stars

I was very happy receive a physical copy of this book for review. That doesn’t happen very much so I wanted to love this book, but I didn’t. I just liked it. Maybe it’s because I read it at the wrong time or something, but I just couldn’t connect to it and didn’t feel it.

Don’t get me wrong, the writing was great and for fans of fantasy, this is a must-read, but there is a time and place for every genre with me. And I think this just wasn’t that time. Maybe somewhere in the future I’ll re-read it and complete fall in love with it? Who knows, anything can happen.

As far as the book itself goes, like I said, the writing was great and the world-building was awesome. It’s all pretty original and I highly recommend it to Fantasy-lovers. The only thing that did bother me, which might also be a reason why I didn’t love it as much, it’s a very long book. Almost 600 pages and after the first 400 I just lost the story a bit. That’s why my review is pretty short. It’s so long that at the end, I’m not complete sure what happened to begin with. That makes this a pretty confusing book to review. But, give it a try and it might even surprise you.

autograph bieke


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