You maybe wondering what the hell happen to week 4’s update. Well quite frankly so am I! 🙂
I have been mega busy with back to school / nursery, birthdays, jam making and inventing, and of course reading.
I have only managed to read the one book in all this time, o ooh no, lagging. But i have been working on my own books so I guess its ok as this challenge is all about improving my writing skills so that my book can be awesome, so if inspiration hits me ( at 3 am most times, thanks! ) Then surely I should write huh?
Anyway I have read The Dwarves by Markus Heitz and heres my review:
The Dwarves – Markus Heitz
I’ve wanted to read this book for sometime, actually ever since seeing it in Waterstone’s book store. Its a big black book with a dwarf on it. It looks mysterious and inviting to a nosy parker like me, as it gives nothing away. Plus for all the fantasy books I’ve read, lots of them including dwarves into the story, I knew very little about dwarves. And these creatures fascinate me!
So I got this book and started it with a great keenness to read it. Now it is a little slow going at first I’ll grant you, but it so worth hanging in there and keeping going! The story is very good and well planned out. The book had me guessing and second guessing all the time. I learnt so much about dwarves from the story. But also the others in the dwarves world, like elves and just why the two races despise each other. And the Alfar, man oh man you don’t want to meet one of those bad boys, ever!
There are some quite gruesome and possibly scary parts of the book, as it draws you in and you get involved, so much so that when reading it in the bath and your pens rolls off the side and clatters to the floor you have a mini heart attack! Yes this was me, at around 2/3 am one evening.
It did also keep me up reading as I needed to know what happened next.
The book met my expectations and possibly passed them, I thoroughly enjoyed the book and look forward to the next installment.
My score for this book 5/5 Well written, got me reading until late in the night with this hunger for more. Definitely recommended.
This is my next task……. wish me luck, and I’ll see you in about month hehehe 😉
But on a serious note I will be hopefully writing my review of the first of these books next week ( 12th Sept ), so adios amigos!