1. Julie D says:

    The siblings sound interesting, but I’m 50/50 on whether I’d keep reading or not.

    • Kessie says:

      Yeah, it didn’t really hook me until Culduin showed up. But then, Becky writes Hawt Elf Warriors very well. Plus Danae’s journey is interesting, once she gets out of Medieval Dystopian Hell.

      • Becky Minor says:

        Hah, Kessie, I had to laugh at “medieval dystopian hell.” I guess the old author mantra of “make it bad, then make it worse” really piled on in the first third.

        • Julie, I really liked the introduction. That gave me a flavor of the book and I knew it would be the kind I like. Plus I really like the thematic thrust. I read a part of a review somewhere that said the book started slow but really took off at one point. I thought, typical of epic fantasy. There is so much worldbuilding, it’s hard as a writer to balance that with the tension needed to make the story intriguing. I can name a half dozen or more fantasies that could have benefited from more tension early on. But I’ll live with that as long as there’s an awesome story about to unfold. From everything I’ve read, that’s true about Curse Bearer.


  2. dmdutcher says:

    Sounds pretty interesting. I’ll have to check it out.

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