Review of Through the Corner of Circles

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Review of Through the Corner of Circles

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[Following is an official review of "Through the Corner of Circles" by Meg Ashley.]
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5 out of 5 stars
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Through the Corner of Circles by Meg Ashley is a fantasy thriller set on Earth and Agadah, another dimension. Taté is a strange young woman born among the Lakota people. Unfortunately, she is hated by most of her people. Since she was a problem among the people, she left to cry to the spirit world to heal the people’s virulent despair. After she left, Taté encountered some mysteries and found herself in another world, Agadah. Strangely enough, people in Agadah had been waiting for the prophesied one who would free them from the persecution of a ferocious ruler, Skoto. Taté is suspected to be the fulfillment of the old prophecy, and she has to prove to the Northlanders that she is the one. On the other hand, Taté has no idea what is going on.

I found many likable aspects in the book. First, the author’s creativity in character and world-building was amazing. Characters such as Taté, Skoto, and others have been given supernatural qualities, such as using their minds to influence their environments physically. This feature gives them adaptive qualities to fit in the violent world of Agadah and also helps propel the story. Another attractive thing is the well-explained action scenes in the book. They were so vividly detailed that you could visualize them. Also, the varying emotions in the book, such as pain, e.g., in persecution and the loss of loved ones, and joy, e.g., in friend reunions and hope for enslavement, make the book feel lively.

However, there were some aspects I wasn’t fond of. I frequently lost track of characters because there were so many. I wouldn’t recommend cutting some of them off, but it will really help if there is a glossary listing all of them and who they are for easy reference. I understood the story on my second read, but I don’t think that will be the case for all readers. Also, there is this specific wolf at the beginning and end of the book, which I felt was part of the storyline, but I just couldn’t connect how it fits or what its role is. Maybe I’m being too curious. I don’t know.

I don’t think the above-listed negatives are qualified enough to underrate the book. Therefore, I rate it 5 out of 5 stars. Ashley’s book was professionally edited. I recommend the book to lovers of fantasy and action thrillers.

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Post by RutvikPatel »

"Through the Corner of Circles" by Meg Ashley is a fantasy thriller that spans both Earth and the alternate dimension of Agadah. The story revolves around Taté, a young woman from the Lakota people who embarks on a journey to heal her people's despair. She ends up in Agadah, where she is believed to be the prophesied one destined to free the inhabitants from the oppressive rule of Skoto.
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