Overall rating and opinion of the "End of the Last Great Kingdom" by Victor Rose

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Overall rating and opinion of the "End of the Last Great Kingdom" by Victor Rose

Post by gali » 01 Dec 2017, 10:31

This is a discussion topic for the December 2017 Book of the Month, "End of the Last Great Kingdom" (The Brimstone Chronicles Book 1) by Victor Rose.

What is your overall opinion of the "End of the Last Great Kingdom"? What do you like most about it? What do you like least? Will you recommend the book to other people? Why or why not? Please remember to add your actual rating using the book's page on Bookshelves.
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Post by Christina Rose » 01 Dec 2017, 15:46

I really enjoyed this book. As a fan of fantasy novels, I found it very true to form. I loved the world building, unique and well developed characters, and epic battle scenes. I would definitely recommend reading this book to fans of dark fantasy and magic. Readers should use caution, though, as there are quite a bit of descriptive violent scenes. I gave this book 3 out of 4 stars due to scattered errors throughout the novel, but I think the story itself deserves a 4 star rating.

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Post by Mercy Bolo » 02 Dec 2017, 05:40

I found this book quite entertaining and suspenseful. I rated it 3 out of 4 stars because of the gaps in the storyline. Also there were so many kinds of creatures that I kept forgetting which character was what kind.
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Post by Paul78 » 03 Dec 2017, 14:02

Mercy Bolo wrote:
02 Dec 2017, 05:40
I found this book quite entertaining and suspenseful. I rated it 3 out of 4 stars because of the gaps in the storyline. Also there were so many kinds of creatures that I kept forgetting which character was what kind.
It seems most of these books that talk of the end of the world, focus on a unified kingdom, rather than the fragmented pieces of states that we have today.
Does that explain something about the fiction writers?
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Post by CaitlynLynch » 03 Dec 2017, 17:02

I think the high levels of violence could turn some readers off. That said, a lot of fantasy readers today cut their teeth on George R. R. Martin, who certainly doesn't shy away from the gore. I wonder if Victor Rose took GRRM's work as a baseline?

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Post by Christina Rose » 03 Dec 2017, 17:51

CaitlynLynch wrote:
03 Dec 2017, 17:02
I think the high levels of violence could turn some readers off. That said, a lot of fantasy readers today cut their teeth on George R. R. Martin, who certainly doesn't shy away from the gore. I wonder if Victor Rose took GRRM's work as a baseline?
I’ve read reviews that compare this novel to Game of Thrones, but I’ve not personally read or watched it. I feel like I should, though. It’s generally my go-to genre for books.

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Post by Whitney Marchelle » 03 Dec 2017, 23:59

I enjoyed the book. It did put me in the mind of those period pieces like GOT. But it had it's on world which I enjoyed!

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Post by Reviewer Book » 04 Dec 2017, 01:22

This was such a great book! I would rate it 4 stars. I love how well developed all of the characters are. There's really nothing I did not like. The violence that is warned about has its place, so that didn't really bother me.

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Post by micoleon13 » 04 Dec 2017, 14:02

Right from the start, I enjoyed the book. I'm not a huge fan of fantasy fiction, but I liked the style of writing and that it wasn't too confusing given all the magic, characters and beings. 4 out of 4.

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Post by Acwoolet » 05 Dec 2017, 18:10

It sounds really good. I can’t wait to read it!

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Post by Christina Rose » 05 Dec 2017, 19:09

micoleon13 wrote:
04 Dec 2017, 14:02
Right from the start, I enjoyed the book. I'm not a huge fan of fantasy fiction, but I liked the style of writing and that it wasn't too confusing given all the magic, characters and beings. 4 out of 4.
I’m glad you enjoyed the book so much even without being a fan of fantasy novels! I enjoyed the writing style as well. :)

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Post by Christina Rose » 05 Dec 2017, 19:15

Acwoolet wrote:
05 Dec 2017, 18:10
It sounds really good. I can’t wait to read it!
I hope you enjoy it!

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Post by MsTri » 05 Dec 2017, 21:37

I haven't read the book yet, but I DID read the sample available yesterday, and as a big fan of Game of Thrones, I can say that so far, it does not remind me of that novel. Still, since I hadn't even gotten into the real story of the story, I can't answer with any real authority; perhaps I'll revisit this question when I read the whole thing.

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Post by SharisseEM » 05 Dec 2017, 23:09

I enjoyed this book a lot. It's kind of like Harry Potter with the graphic content of Game of Thrones so...a mature version of Harry Potter, I guess. The setting is so highly detailed and the characters are highly developed. Overall, a really good read!
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Post by Salsabila » 05 Dec 2017, 23:43

It is a beautiful read that is educational in its own way. The reasons for the rise and fall of kingdoms are same experienced in our leadership today. I rate it 4 out of 4.

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