Now then, since they do not have an option for halves, I simply rounded it.
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Possible Spoilers: I will try not to ruin anything, and keep it as vague, but thorough as I can.
It is off to an interesting start I will say. More of a pleasantry sinking into sadness. Two children losing their parents due to a sickness, and trying to survive by keeping low about that fact. So, it seems there are a separation of classes, and more or less a division based on wealth. A sibling doing whatever they can for another. Then there is the whole royal family thing, with how if they are chosen, there can be a better life.
I understand there are different Rings, which are pretty much like the classes. Pretty terrible system to live in within all reality. However, at this point, I am keeping note of this. For when it becomes a bit more clear. Take note, I am doing these break downs as I go. So, it looks like. Ring 6 and 7? Anyway, there are certain classes that has to steal to survive. It also sounds like the magician’s are some massive power. The system is appearing more like an authoritarian if I am right.
So in the type of system that is run, it is cruel and unusual punishment. So probably within the realm of authoritarian, and on the line of dictatorship.
Alright, so this chapter is making things a bit more clear. So, those who steal are connected. Makes sense with the title of the story.
Potions overpriced? Yeah, welcome to the rip-off life of pharmaceutical. 🤨
But anyway, yeah. As one can see here, it does pretty well in relativity. So, it is like a system set into place where the wealthy has the easier life, makes sense. Those that are not have to do whatever they can. If anything, this story does well in really bringing into those emotional points.
Alright, it looks like there is an out of control pandemic. With only the highest having the necessary means for care, those lower have to rely on dangerous methods in order to survive. Anyway, this is the chapter when things appear to finally start going forward. Alright, so this is where the main gets familiar with pretty much how they will being paying for well, medication I guess you can call it.
Alright, so even on the lower end. They understand why someone would steal, and even offer food. Alright, I know I have been praising this story too much. So, let me put out one thing that got under me a bit. There was a pretty solid timeline that could have really set in a more agonizing feeling. Unless ya know, the story is supposed to be light hearted. Then, I completely understand.
Also, it looks like the prices are very inflated, and the money gained does not meet in the line of demand. This chapter is more of a heart warming one. So far though, no serious conflict. The shopkeeper I guess I can call them seems to be hiding something.
Okay, so this chapter starts out light. After a long time. Darcy and Sen are having some sort of life again. Perhaps a bit too fast in anything. However, I am going to keep open minded, and assume the magician has something planned. Val looks at the first possible scenario. 🐕
Anyway, this chapter gives a good look into something very specific. Those with so little learn to appreciate whatever they have. This honestly reminded me of something. There is a nice relationship between the siblings. This has been more of a light chapter in all, a nice little thing.
This chapter starts off light as well, and really shows siblings caring for their own. Which is something I haven’t seen often in books. Hell, this is a pretty nice point. Around this time, I can speculate Sen is going to be learning about Magic.
Alright, I am gonna assume the whole medical payback thing wasn’t an important point. However, I feel like this was a missed opportunity.
Though, it seems not even magicians can trust magicians? Guess it is like a free for all. This chapter as a whole was endearing really. Though, at the end establishing a conflict, to where I will assume all of that stealing is finally being noticed.
Overall, this is a well crafted story. A few missed opportunities no doubt. Grammar errors here and there, but nothing to take out of it. I like it for what it is. If there is one thing though, I noticed at times the exposition lacks. Other than that it is fine. The passion is clear in this story, and I would recommend it to another.
As you may think, around this point is when catastrophe strikes, but it is done in a bittersweet way really. I have to say, the author really knows how to transition along into these points.
This is all there is for the review. If there is one other thing I can add to this, it is that. The characters are the high point of the story. The relationship between Darcy and Sen is not only sweet, but inspirational in a sense. You will see what I mean once you dive in.