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Dark Humor at its Finest
The story is written with charm and a vibrant, fresh energy. You can tell the authors were enjoying themselves as they created playful, smooth-flowing dialogue within every scene.
While each character seems to follow typical archetypes on the surface--John an egotistical, know-it-all hero, Lyra, a defiant princess, etc.--their underlying qualities are saturated with irony and seem to attack the distinctive archetypes that they supposedly represent.
The language is colloquial and easy to follow. I found myself laughing at some of the more outrageous description. The hyperbole of violent deaths seems to reiterate the humorous undertones which, I feel, is the true heart of the tale.
As an avid reader of obscure fiction from up and coming talents, I am quite pleased with the quality of the work presented.
In general, Inkitt has developed into a flourishing community filled with unique and enjoyable stories.
A rewarding, creative “Fantasy Crime Mystery”.
I am eager to read more of the story and find what is given to be both unique and highly enjoyable.
The author presents a dark, savage world that is entreated by no typical protagonist—Irulen, a wizard investigator for hire, whose limited supply of power makes for an interesting dynamic and a plot ripe with potential. Specifically, the first three chapters do well to establish Irulen’s short-term objectives as an investigator, while hinting at the dark nature of the world he lives in. The side characters are paradigms of a savage domain—William Steadfrost and Jorin—are presented as weathered, ferocious men and contrast well with Irulen’s demeanor.
Overall, great job on a creative marriage of both fantasy and mystery genres!
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