August is almost gone, and at least one of you (Kat) have wondered where I’ve been. I’ll cover that in a later post, but now for the important thing–discussing good books!
I’ve read Mardan’s Mark twice now. A pre-publication version and the real thing. I loved the story both times. For me, the best thing about it was the characters. There were so many – Aldan, Sam, Linus, Srilani, Rene, Maelan, and Jamson. I liked every one of them! I’ll have to admit that Sam is my favorite though. 🙂
Let’s talk characters – which one was your favorite? In terms of POV characters, did you have a preference for Aldan or Srilani?
(I liked them both equally).
The other thing that is interesting about this book is that while it is a fantasy, it has no magic in it. No strange creatures. The world building is there, but it’s more like a medieval story told in a different realm (and one that looks suspiciously like the coast of Texas and Louisiana – just sayin’). 😉
What did you think? Did you miss the fantastical elements – magic and creatures?
(The story was good enough without it, but let’s face it – a dragon or two would have been nice – LOL).
And if you’re like me, you’re anxiously awaiting #2 in this series to see what happens.
What did you think of the book?
And don’t forget – next week we’ll discuss the final book in the Turning Point YA series. Stay tuned!