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Book Title: Blade of Amber|
The author of the book: A.M. Justice
Date of issue: December 19th 2012
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Format files: PDF
The size of the: 6.77 MB
Read full description of the books Blade of Amber:I will disagree with some most of the other reviewers here and say that this book is absolutely not a science fiction/fantasy hybrid. While there is a nod to sci-fi in the use of the "lost colony" trope, the science fiction elements go no further than the surface.
What this book really is is a fantasy/romance story. It reminds me more than a little bit of Anne McCaffrey, actually, and that isn't a bad thing. I'm thinking in particular of The Dragonriders of Pern.
I really enjoyed reading this story. The characters were engaging, the world well defined, and the plot paced just about perfectly. I did have a couple of issues with the book that marred somewhat my enjoyment of it, however.
I found the antagonist to be slightly less developed than I generally like. I never really got a sense of any convincing motivation on his part aside from the old "he's just an evil son of a bitch" angle. That's not a deal breaker for me, but I generally prefer a bad guy I can really sink my teeth into.
The more significant issue I had was that I actively dislike romance fiction. Quite strongly, in fact. One of the main plot lines, if not the main plot line in this book was the "love the bad guy against her will" thread. This is the very essence of the modern romance genre, and I usually put a book down at the first hint of it.
I liked this story in spite of that heavy romance element. Everything else about the novel was strong enough to keep me looking past that element and to keep me enjoying the story. Keep in mind, too, that what for me is a bug, for others is a feature. If you like romance at all you will almost certainly love this book.
If you are a fan of Anne McCaffrey, you'll probably be a fan of this book. If you enjoy fantasy, you'll probably enjoy this book. If you like a good romance novel, you'll probably like this book. If any combination of those things is true for you, stop reading this review and go read the novel.
Blade of Amber
Read information about the authorI have danced tango beneath the wings of angels, played hide and seek with harbor seals, and sought distant galaxies from dusk to dawn. It’s been a while since I’ve donned my tango shoes, but I still scuba dive and star gaze whenever the seas are calm enough and the skies dark enough. Hiking to isolated swimming holes, exploring ancient cathedrals, and dining with friends are among my favorite things, but I really love sitting with a cat on my lap while a beloved movie plays on TV.
My young life was defined by restless parents who moved us every two to four years; but I’ve found stability in a Brooklyn apartment where I’ve lived more than a decade with my husband, daughter, and my cats.
Winner, First Place, Science Fiction/Fantasy, 2016 Writers Digest Popular Fiction Awards
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