Official Review: The Carbynarah Chronicles by Jon Franklyn

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Re: Official Review: The Carbynarah Chronicles by Jon Franklyn

Post by SABRADLEY » 07 Jun 2018, 10:45

kfwilson6 wrote:
04 Jun 2018, 09:25
joshfee77 wrote:
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A beautifully written fantasy novel, from your description (despite my initial thought that the title sounded like a chef setting up a pasta restaurant :lol2: - it must be difficult coming up with so many unique names in fantasy!) Enjoyed your detailed review.
Thank you. I kept thinking of the Carbonaro Effect every time I thought about the title. What is strange about the title of this book is you have to read the glossary to even know what Carbynarah refers to. Apparently Carbynarah is 5 major and 7 minor continents. I would not have known that if not for the descriptor in the glossary. Even the map doesn't make it clear how extensive Carbynarah is. I wish Franklyn would have fleshed that out a little better. Especially if the series ever extends past the High Plains.
Thought I'd chime in on the food thing. The name reminds me of my days (many moons ago) working at a sub sandwich chain....Chicken Carbonara...lol

Anyways, great review, Kfwilson! I hope it gets the editing because it surely sounds like a great fantasy.

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Post by gkgurley » 13 Jun 2018, 13:35

I like that the author gives snapshots of the whole kingdom. It's an important balance to progress the plot of the main characters while showing the macro view of the world they exist in. Once it's edited further, I look forward to reading it!

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Post by BriennaiJ » 13 Jun 2018, 15:55

I'm always disappointed when books are edited poorly. I also agree on the interest waning during battle scenes thing. More often than not, I find myself skimming them just to see who lives and dies and then moving on to the rest of the actual story. Great review!

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Post by elwhiz » 14 Jun 2018, 04:00

wow i was drawn to this book by your review, a great review i must say.

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Post by kfwilson6 » 14 Jun 2018, 06:45

elwhiz wrote:
14 Jun 2018, 04:00
wow i was drawn to this book by your review, a great review i must say.
Thank you! It is a wonderful book.

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Post by JR Mercier » 21 Jun 2018, 11:12

I like a battle scene that is fast and to the point so I completely understand where you're coming from. I hope this book gets professionally edited. Great review!
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Post by Nmesoma » 25 Jun 2018, 11:34

Thanks for the recommendation and wonderful review. I'd definitely check it out for my next read.

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Post by Cotwani » 27 Jun 2018, 11:30

Why, oh why do authors slow their brilliant work with poor editing? Thanks for the great review! The book seems captivating.
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Post by Ana-Maria-Diana » 08 Jul 2018, 11:59

Very good review. I usually do not read chronicles or books like this but your review convinced me to give it a try.

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Post by osayuwamen6 » 10 Jul 2018, 05:19

I will find it a bit distracting reading this book because of the editing errors and the battle scences involved but it sounds like a fascinating story. Nice review!

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Post by AmySmiles » 18 Jul 2018, 13:35

Why do authors spend money for a review but not an editor? Great review! I'm not into battle scenes but the story sounds interesting. I'd put it on my to be read list but it would probably be at the bottom if I'm honest and does anyone ever reach the bottom...speaking of which I need to be reading....
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Post by kfwilson6 » 18 Jul 2018, 14:48

AmySmiles wrote:
18 Jul 2018, 13:35
Why do authors spend money for a review but not an editor? Great review! I'm not into battle scenes but the story sounds interesting. I'd put it on my to be read list but it would probably be at the bottom if I'm honest and does anyone ever reach the bottom...speaking of which I need to be reading....
I'm not sure what the bottom of my list even includes. It's far too long right now. I wish I could be reading right this minute, but alas, I am killing a few minutes before a meeting. Thanks for commenting!
This book was really awesome aside from the editing issues. I tend to move books in a series down on my list if the series is not completely written yet, in the hopes that the series will be completed in a reasonable amount of time for me to binge read it.

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