Thursday, September 3, 2015

The Sleeping King by Cindy Dees

I rarely read epic fantasy novels these days as I am invariably disappointed because I always compare them to classic series like The Lord of the Rings, The Belgariad, Lord Foulsbane, The Sword of Shannara and The Fionavar Tapestry among others. To say that this novel blew me away is an understatement. I actually kept putting my kindle down to make it last longer. The beginning is a bit overwhelming and hard to get through but that is normal when you are reading a novel with so much depth and detail. Once you begin to understand what the story is about and who the main characters are then you literally fall into an incredible fantasy world. It is full of all that should be in a fantasy novel: elves, orcs, trolls, magic, quests, and the inevitable love story. I was not disappointed at the ending in the least as I understand that this is the first novel in a series so I am sure unfinished story-lines will be explained later on as the series progresses. This is really a fantastic novel that should stand beside the classics I mentioned earlier. I can't wait until the next novel in the series comes out. I received a copy of "The Sleeping King" from the publisher via Netgalley for free in exchange for an honest review. I want to thank them for the opportunity. This book was a treat to read.

Five out of Five stars

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