Thursday, September 22, 2011
Book Review: Shifting Fate (Chronicles of Fate series) by Alexis Leno
From Amazon: "Times in the mystic realm of Lizon are changing. The Great War remains a distant past for many, but for others, the bleak past is all too clear. When the royal family of Alii is targeted, the kingdom's only Princess begins a quest to set things right. In a world completely controlled by fate, Brynn of Alii must fight against the Shifters, bent on altering the predestined future, to save the world she knows and secure destiny."
I liked this book well enough, but I'm afraid my biggest problem with it was that it just isn't my favorite genre. I like fantasy, but the Middle Ages-like atmosphere of this type of fantasy all runs together in my head, and I have a hard time keeping interest. I really enjoyed the beginning; the premise (and promise) of an evil, red-eyed, powerful, vengeful villain was good. But I never quite fell in love with the good guys, I never quite enjoyed their journey, and the ending wasn't quite satisfactory for me.
I do think the biggest problem though was me, which is why the rating stays at an even 3. If you're a fan of the magical medieval-ish settings, then this isn't a bad read.