I found this book difficult to get into at first. However, I have this OCD need to finish books I start. I am a reader who likes a lot of dialog and movement. The first part of this story centers around the main character and much of the story is told through flashbacks. There were a few passages I had to read twice in order to understand the story better and to make sure I knew which parts were current and which parts were flashbacks. It made it hard to connect and empathize with her her. However, once I got into this story, I discovered a world with richly developed characters and a quickly paced adventure. As a fantasy reader, world-building is very important to me and this author does a thorough job convincing me this world really exists. It was also nice to see a story that branched into other areas of fantasy instead of relying on traditional tropes of vampires, shifters, wizards, and witches. I think the author did a good job touching on various moral issues without being overly preachy and hitting the reader over the head with own thoughts and opinions. Overall, there will be readers who will appreciate the high fantasy world the author created and will enjoy the whole series. However, I do think this might be one of those series where it would be better to wait until all the books are out and then read them all at one time.
Alanna isn’t sure what she is anymore.
After the experiments, she’s cursed with a power she can’t control. Now, Alanna must seek out the very species that ruined her life; the talnarins. These creatures are capable of doing things no human can do, but she’s desperate for their help.
Alanna finds herself in an unknown world, her very existence a threat. Now she needs to prove her innocence or she stands to lose her entire life’s purpose…revenge.
Recommended for 16+ due to profanity, dark themes, and violence.
(This is not a standalone and ends in a cliffhanger.)
D.E. Chapman is the author of A Talnarin Novel Series. She first started writing Fractured Past, book one in the series, after a vivid dream one night in early April 2017. From there, the vague idea took off and it’s been amazing rollercoaster since.
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