Fantasy is my preferred genre to read. I like being transported into new worlds with different rules, societies, systems and laws. Elji certainly fulfils that purpose and then some more.
For a fantasy book, this one is fairly short and to the point. It is very fast paced — unfortunately, too fast paced at certain points when it needed to slow down and let us get to know the characters a bit more. However, it makes up for that with interesting characters, worlds and story! The action scenes were well done as well.
One of the things that can be daunting for me as a fantasy reader is the seemingly convoluted character names and other names that are hard to pronounce which makes it harder for me to remember and be engaged. Fortunately, this book excels at this and I had no problem being engaged.
For a first book in the series, this definitely got my interest and can’t wait to see more! Definitely worth a read or two!
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