Author: Brad C. Baker
Pages: 335 Pages
Publication Date: November 15th, 2017
Publisher: Wallace Publishing
The Chronicles of Crallick, the first book in The Spirit of Amathrain series, tells the story of Crallick Oakentree, a man with a checkered past that finds himself widowed in a cruel jest of fate. As a result, Crallick becomes a failed farmer, a single father, and an alcoholic.
One day, after awaking from one of his many drunken stupors, Crallick finds his daughter has been kidnapped and his favourite drinking hole has been set ablaze.
Leaving the serene beauty of his home in Gladeholme, he travels across beautiful countryside and over a wide ocean full of danger, before tackling the seedy ports of a pirate-ridden archipelago. Still though, the kidnappers remain one step ahead of him and his accompanying friends. Crallick is intent on one thing: rescuing his daughter. Failing that, he wants to inflict his revenge upon those that do her harm.
But after ten years of drinking and aging, does he still have what it takes? Follow his Chronicles and find out.
The Chronicles of Crallick is a Fantasy novel, a genre I mostly read and love.
The blurb did a wonderful job pulling me in and hit the right notes for me. Even from the gorgeous cover you can tell that it’s full of magic and action, and I knew I would love reading this book and I am so happy it turned out great.
From the start we see the main character struggle in life but as soon as his daughter in danger he immediately pulls himself together and sets off to find his daughter and rescue her.
The main character and his friend go out and start their journey and even though it takes them a long while to find her, her father never gives up on finding her and with all the trails and adventures they undergo, his goals is always in his mind.
The plot was good and I loved the idea of the story. However, it seems like a very similar idea and execution like all other Fantasy books I’ve read. Said that I still enjoyed the book very much.
The author did a good job with the characters, though I wish he add more growth to them after all it’s been a year of hardships and worry but no growth really shown in them. The story was very character driven which is my favorite. I love character-driven stories and here the main character really shows how much it’s important to have a strong character to make the story better. Also, I have to add that the author’s writing style is really easy to follow and has a great way to pull you further into the story.
Overall, the story was good and I loved the main character, Crallick. I think the author did a great job and even though there were a few things I didn’t like, I still think it was a fast-paced read, full of adventures and trials which grabbed my attention from start to finish. If you love Fantasy this book is definitely for you 🙂
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