4 out of 4 stars
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Everybody has a destiny, and not living it is to live a meaningless life. To fulfill destiny, you need to reach in and harness your potential. On this premise, The Iron Labyrinth by Merrilee Beckman is written.
The iron labyrinth is an underground kingdom ruled by an iron dragon called Uncle. It is a place where men living below their potential or not fulfilling their destiny are re-made and sent back into the earth to help other people reach their potentials. However, they'll have to be slaves to Uncle.
Brian was kidnapped and brought to the labyrinth by Uncle. Despite all of Uncle's antics, he refused to acknowledge Uncle as his king or be subjected to slavery. He was determined to find his way out of the labyrinth. Would he eventually bow to Uncle or find his way out?
This book has so many twists and turns to keep the reader going until the end. The characters are many but real and easy to remember. Though the characterizations are not unique, especially their description and personality, they are realistic and detailed.
I love how the storyline was structured. The story progressed seamlessly and interconnectedly. Each chapter was a continuation of the previous one; they were filled with clues contributing to the discoveries and adventures found in the book. The cliffhangers were also worthy of note, making the transitions smooth.
The book is fictional, but it engages the mind of the reader and offers great lessons. As I read the book, I got a more profound meaning to life — a sense of destiny. This is purely a work of inspiration and diligence. It's not often that you find a book with such a well-structured plot development. I love how the author combines creativity and hard work to birth this beautiful piece of writing.
The descriptions were detailed and graphic. I loved how the author made a skillful blend of both literal and figurative illustrations. They were thorough, interesting, and engaging. The author skillfully colored the reader's mind using words and fed their imagination with vivid descriptions of actions, places, and events.
There's absolutely nothing that I dislike about the book.
I must applaud the editors' work; they did a fantastic job of exceptionally editing the book. I found no errors in the entire book. I had to go back and frisk the book for errors. Well, I was pleasantly disappointed. Therefore, I'd give the book four out of four stars.
It is an excellent book for everyone, especially those that enjoy science fiction and parallel universe narratives.
The Iron Labyrinth
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