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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Hippocrates and The Hobgoblin: The Sedes Infernum" by C.S. Colvin.]
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The second book in a fantastic series, Hippocrates and The Hobgoblin: The Sedes Infernum by C.S. Colvin is as interesting and fun to read as the book that precedes it. I was excited to have the opportunity to review this book since I reviewed the first book, and I was not disappointed with the continuation of the storyline. This is a fantasy book and is best suited for those who like to read the genre and enjoy stories similar in style to Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings series. Apart from those who don’t like fantasy books, I cannot think of a particular type of reader to whom the book wouldn’t appeal. The book does not contain erotic scenes or use profane language.

The book begins several years after the last one ends, with Hippocrates, also known as Creed, on Earth with his young son, Colt. The two are quickly taken back to MĂĽrindĂĽr, where the souls from those who have died on Earth end up before ultimately passing on to the EndĂĽerduul, or paradise, or the UndĂĽavalle, a sort of Hell. Once back in MĂĽrindĂĽr, Hippocrates and his friends and allies continue their journey to fight the dark forces of Leterum and Acrom, who are trying to gain control of all of the worlds. In addition to battling these evil forces and trying to restore balance to the realms, Hippocrates is dealing with his own internal struggles, including dealing with the guilt and grief he has over the recent death of his wife.

I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars, as I think it’s a very well-written and engaging read. I feel the book deserves this perfect rating and didn’t give it a lower one because I enjoyed just about everything in it! The things I liked most about the book are the characters and the setting. Colvin has a great imagination when it comes to the different places in Mürindür, and he describes everything so vividly that readers can really feel like they’re seeing these places themselves. As for the characters, each of them has a distinct personality and consistently speaks and acts accordingly. The characters are unique, and each struggles with his or her own demons.

I suppose if I had to choose an element that I disliked most about the book, it would be the ending, but I really cannot get more specific without giving away spoilers! I just personally wished for a different climatic event to take place. Other than that, I thoroughly enjoyed the book and don’t have anything negative to say about it. In particular, I have found both of the books in this series to have good pacing, meaning that you’re never bored but at the same time, the storyline doesn’t feel rushed.

As for errors, I only spotted a couple of minor typos not worth mentioning, so I can honestly say that the book seems to be professionally edited. It’s an exciting fantasy read, and I recommend it to others looking to get into a new series. You could even start with this second one if you really wanted to and haven’t read the first book, as this second book provides the necessary context. I enjoyed reading this one and can’t wait for the third book in the series to be released!

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Post by VVaishali »

The cover of the book is very artistic. Though I wonder after transending to a place beyond hell and heaven, the souls still need to fight some dark forces. Your review is really detailed and interesting to read. Great job! đź‘Ť

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A fantasy book with an interesting plot and great characters - seems like the perfect formula :). Thank you for your wonderful review, you did a great job!

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The title is rather intriguing, I think I would gladly read this book just because of it! But it seems like a fun and engaging story with a profound background, very interesting. Thank you for your review, I really enjoyed it!

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Post by Kate Park »

A book similar to Tolkien's work definitely would be an interesting read. It also sounds like this book is very descriptive. Great review.

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Post by NetMassimo »

This seems an interesting novel of the classic type of the fantasy genre with great characters. I'll look into this series. Thank you for your great review!
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