Review of Akrad's Children by Jeanette O'Hagan

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https://www.amazon.com/Akrads-Children-Legacy-Book-ebook/dp/B075BK8436

The beginning of this book is more than mildly confusing, even contradictory in places, but it does manage to introduce the story and the setting without a massive infodump. There are a lot of plot threads left hanging, or begun and simply left, but I don't consider that necessarily a bad thing. Real life is messy like that, and there are sequels.

The characters mostly do what they do for reasons that make sense to the characters. There are really only two minor characters who seem to have their actions dictated by 'my character card says I'm evil.' There are a few character actions that don't make sense, but they are mostly ignorable.
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The story is a little light on over-arching plot - it seems to be in the nature of a prequel, developing characters for later use. This is the main reason I'm giving it a seven out of ten rating, instead of a higher one. By Amazon standards, a four star book. The fact it took me a couple of weeks to finish is not a reflection of the story, but rather my limited free time.

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