Nice Fantasy Adventure
While this is a good book, and I'll definitely be reading the next one, there were a few things that distracted me as a reader.
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The plot was a novel one, and the writing style was smooth, though it reminded of Harry Potter at times. Like (SPOILER) killing someone to get dark power, surprise Christmas gift, a sword that chooses you, love potion etc. Also, one scene reminded me of the underwater quest in HP4. (END OF SPOILER) Or maybe because it was only because the MC talked about Harry Potter too much in the start.
The romance, though written nicely, felt a tad much for a fantasy book.
The use of certain words like quip, sardonic, periphery could be reduced to make it a smooth reading.
I enjoyed the plot tremendously. And loved all the suspense and reveals