Book Review

Weaver: The Kervanian Chronicles Book 1

Tuesday 07 January, 2014

Weaver: The Kervanian Chronicles Book 1

I don’t usually review fantasy fiction or books with sequels simply because it’s a little impractical but this one was a request so I’ll make an exception.

The story is about Kate and her two brothers Albert and Michael. They step into this portal and are transported back in time where they meet well, a lot of crazy things really.

That’s part of the problem that I had with the book. Too many characters. I mean there’s Familiars and Mages and Orders and Weavers and Necromancers. And it’s a lot to process, honestly. The thing about fantasy fiction is you either buy into it completely or you don’t at all.

That said, I liked the concept of Absolute Energy and even Morganna and Albert’s storyline interested me quite a bit.

Kate was alright, but I feel like she lacked a real personality. There has to be more to a person who’s so deeply involved in changing the course of history and the lack of character development really disappointed me. Michael was too smart for a 9 year old. Hell, I remember when I was nine and no one I knew was remotely like this kid. But then, that might have to do with the fact that he’s a Mage or something. Albert was the token cynical teenager who feels completely out of place on this spontaneous history trip they accidentally undertook. And I never expected him to fit into this magical world at all, but somehow he did.

I also feel that a little humour would’ve helped the cause of this book immensely.

We think nothing of reviewing books and rating them, but we’re completely oblivious to the effort and the sheer number of drafts that the author has to undergo to produce something satisfactory. I sincerely hope that Katherine Arandez continues to write books because I’d love to read them. You can check out her blog here.

This book confused me to no end but maybe if you sit down and read it from beginning to end, you might actually like it. and I can’t really judge a series based on the first book, so we’ll see.

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