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The Secret World of Dragons January 15, 2012

Posted by thehypermonkey in 1 star, Fantasy.
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I was asked to review The Secret World of Dragons by the author Sandra Harvey via Twitter.  So I downloaded it and started reading it last night. I’m afraid I couldn’t finish it.

First let’s start off with the good. It has a nice pace. Harvey’s style of writing is easy to read. The world of she created is somewhat inventive and interesting. Finally, some of her characters did hold some of my interest for a little while. Mainly the two dragon riders.

Let’s get down to the down and dirty. Why I couldn’t finish the book. The heroine was shallow and insipid. She had a mystical cat who was her guide to another world and on to the start of her adventures. The cat’s name was “Mystic”. That just made me cringe. There were other cliched and hackneyed elements to the story that I found unbearable that I won’t reiterate.

I will say that Harvey has a lot of potential for such a young writer. She’s only 21 years old. I think with a little life experience under her belt she could be a fine writer.

1 of 5 stars.

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