Hello Bookish Folk!
Today, I am reviewing the first instalment to a new self-published series by D. W. Ross, and his debut no less. A massive thank you to D. W. Ross for sending me a copy of this book I exchange for an honest review.
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A few facts about this book:
- Title: Cold From The North
- Author: by D.W. Ross
- Published by Self Published
- Pages: 365
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Here are a few things you can expect from :
- A solid debut;
- A travelling tale that showcases a brilliant nordic/viking’esque world; and
- A world rich in lore and an oh so interesting history.
On to the full review…
Cold From the North is a very well written debut, it has a very well built nordic inspired world and it is an enjoyable read.
As I said this is a nordic-inspired story and that made for a great world, Ross has gone to great lengths to build this world and make it feel authentic and real. It is in the little details that you get to see this, and it is woven into the plot quite well. I love nordic tales, it is a time and setting I always have fun reading and never seem to get tired of.
This book is a fairly plot driven book, and you are constantly moving forward within the story though it does lull at times and I personally would have liked more action fitting to this world, but as a first instalment it is somewhat expected. Having said that however, when the action did happen it was very well written, I loved that it felt bloody and battle-like.
I enjoyed the character’s Ross created, they were interesting and each felt worthy of your time but I would have liked more by way of character development and dialogue. I found I could go quite a while and not see a conversation, this is an utterly personal criticism though and really isn’t a huge issue, it is just some I noticed while reading.
While reading this I found myself enjoying the lessons in history of this world, I always like past tales and often think to myself, I could read a story about that!
Overall, this is a great first instalment to a series, Ross does not write like a newb and his writing is elegant and well written.
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BUY THE EBOOK…Despite enjoying this I had a few personal preference points that meant this would be an eBook purchase for me.