So much so, that a lot of the time I was completely lost. If that weren't bad enough, it reads as if it takes place in the old west, but there are too many elements that read as a futuristic or far older work (things like airplanes & gladiators). Here's a couple of sentences to demonstrate why I found this work exceptionally confusing. The entire book reads like this:
'Looking back, he squinted at the thief's flashing bandana-cautious. He saw the bright markings, sigils of some kind, their purple glare veiling his thumb. As he pulled it closer, the cloth began to crumble, becoming flakes of white, Dargan slumping until collapsing...'
And another example: 'His helm splintered into his visage and across the floor from his capture, black streams pouring from the wounds of his countenance, filling the slivered cracks on the glass surface from his impact as blood streamed through his fingers pressed upon his face.'
It was if the writer found a thesaurus and was determined to use every word available other than the one that would make the writing flow. Unfortunately, his attempt to be unique only serves to confound.
Lastly, from pages 167-193, the spacing goes from 1.5 to 1" per line, making an already difficult read, more long and drawn out. Why then the three stars instead of less? Because there really is the potential for a unique story buried beneath the ridiculous verbiage.
Good writing but way too convoluted
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