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First Impressions- Call of the Herald (Godsland Series: Book One)

(credit: goodreads)

(credit: goodreads)

Title: Call of the Herald (Godsland Series: Book One)

Author: Brian Rathbone

Original Book Description

Book One of The Dawning of Power trilogy. Echoes of the ancients’ power are distant memories, tattered and faded by the passage of eons, but that is about to change. A new dawn has arrived. Latent abilities, harbored in mankind’s deepest fibers, wait to be unleashed. Ancient evils awaken, and old fears ignite the fires of war. (Amazon)

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First Impression – Legon Awakening: Book One in the Legon Series by Nicholas Taylor

Title: Legon Awakening: Book One in the Legon Series

Author: Nicholas Taylor

Original Book Description

Set in a world that is not our own, Legon Awakening takes you through an epic journey into a land full of wonderment, illusion, and innovation.

Legon is a simple young man in the small town of Salmont, a town in the center of the Empire that few know about and even fewer care about. All he wishes to do is to start his own butcher shop and take care of his adopted sister and family. Legon is not from Salmont and echoes from his parents past are coming up to haunt him. Legon finds himself being caught in the war that claimed his biological parents lives and now threatens everything he has. He must flee from everything he knows and journey to land of his ancestors to keep all that he loves safe.

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First Impression

You should never judge a book by its cover…Judge it by its first chapter! Yep, those first few pages are the most important ones.  They give readers a sense of what the book is about and will either help the book sink or swim.  That’s why I created this category called First Impression for my blog. So how does this work?

I will read the first chapter of a book and review it based on my impression of it.   (The ranking that I came up with is only for the first chapter and does not reflect the book’s overall quality.)

Ranking based on a scale of 1-5.

1- Dreadful. The chapter was extremely difficult to read and had many errors within it.

2- Bad. The chapter was better but still had error and was boring.

3- Good. The chapter was okay but had a few dull spots.

4- Great. The chapter was enjoyable to read.

5- Excellent. Did not want to put the book down.

Each review will end with a Final Verdict.

Final Verdict:

The First Page: 1-5

Characters: 1-5

1- Very 1 dimensional characters, 5-Characters are fleshed out and real.

Plot: 1-5

1-Very boring plot that does not flow well and is not believable, 5- Amazing plot that keeps me wanting to read more.

Would I continue reading it? Yes/No (Not part of the ranking)
Would I recommend it? Yes/No (Not part of the ranking)

Overall Impression: 1-5

Libraries: A Clear Past and An Unknown Future

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