1 out of 4 stars
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Myth Desire Truth by Steve Schoby, is a fantasy story that follows a collector of antiques, George Rayson, and his obsession with the rarest pieces of antique, rumored to be more ancient than any artifact that has ever surfaced. George’s interest in precious artifacts resulted from his early childhood days. He was raised in a wealthy family with little or no friends; the artifacts his parents had when he was a child held most of his memories. He soon finds out about an ancient idol statue to add to his collection of artifacts.
George reaches out to his personal antique hunter, Peter Durban, to help him get the idol statue (the statue of desire). Peter hunts anything anyone can imagine, from historic works of art to missing people and computer chips; Peter is the best at what he does. He returns to George with a box holding the idol statue, which comes with a warning: “never to be worshiped or coveted or it will live.” George impatiently leads Peter out to have privacy with the statue. The unboxing of the statue takes an abrupt turn when George starts feeling sick following a stabbing pain in his stomach. He couldn’t see, he couldn’t speak; neither could he move till he was dead.
George’s maid, Joyce, finds his body some days later. She informs the Police about the ill-fate that befell George. Two detectives, Frank Anco and Pedro Hernandez, are the officers assigned to investigate the mysterious demise of George. Will they unravel the truth surrounding George's mysterious death?
The only encouraging thing I appreciate about this book is its well-driven plot and suspense. I was eager to know how the detectives went about collecting clues and information concerning the statue, which was the last artifact George purchased before his death. There were many things I disliked about this book; it wasn’t vivid in imaginations. Although this book is short, it’s slow-paced. I didn’t flow with the book till I was halfway through it.
The narratives kept switching from the first person to the third person. This made flowing with the book difficult. Frequently, it was told by Frank, and at other times, it seemed like Joyce was the character narrating the story. Myth Desire Truth is more plot-driven than character-driven. Some characters had little or no impact on the story. However, each character had an in-depth introduction.
Another downside to the book is the grammatical errors and punctuation errors. There are many typographical errors in this book. After noticing the first twenty errors, I almost stopped reading the book. I had to purchase a Kindle version to compare the Word document I reviewed to the one I bought; it contained the same errors. The editing wasn’t well-done. There were many repeated misspelled words like “then” instead of “than.”
Unfortunately, this book didn’t impress me; it needs more issues to be solved. Although there’s potential strength in it, I can’t recommend it at this time. It contains a few profane words. I can only give Myth Desire Truth by Steve Schoby a 1 out of 4 stars rating for now.
Myth Desire Truth
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