3 out of 4 stars
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Nicess The Wanderer: (Immutable Magic Book 1) by Virgil Allen Moore is a fiction book about a young lady named Nicess. Nicess had just discovered that she had magical healing abilities. The plan was for Nicess to be trained under Aldenshire to harness her powers. But her tragic experience leads her into a real adventure. She encounters new friends, foes, and even business partners come trainers along this path. She is bent on mastering her abilities. She intended to heal injured innocents and eliminate those that almost cut her happiness short. The questions remain, will she ever recover from the trauma of the past? Will the broken pieces ever be put together? Will she ever know happiness and find self-fulfillment? She might heal herself of bodily injuries with no scars left behind, and no pain felt due to the wounds. But what about the emotional pains of losing a dear one and being molested on her birthday? Nicess must need to overcome the cruelty of her world, but this could mean something else for her friends and those she cares about. Will they pull through the ugly and nasty situations alongside her friends? Or would they become collateral damage in the process of her reaching her goals? Maybe the reader would answer these questions in reading this book.
The author adopted the first-person point of view in his narration style. The effect was that the writer was made to appear as the main character (narrator), who gives a direct account of the narration. So the main character's experiences look like and are almost seen as the author’s experiences. This I admired and cherished quite a lot.
Also, the book has several short chapters. The author seemed to arrange them in sequential order and a run-on style. In other words, some chapters begin with scenes previously initiated in the preceding chapter but not completed. This beautiful transition could be found in the last scene of Chapter 2, where Nicess gets so drunk and is approached by five men. The following chapter witnesses the completion of that scene, where Kendall identifies himself as one of the men. Chapter 3 didn't start with a fresh scene. It continued that of the previous chapter. These make the plotline easy to follow, less tedious, and more suspenseful. As a result, my interest was captured, and I was led to read on.
I find quite a few things inappropriate at work. The book’s pages aren’t numbered. This posed a challenge in making references to the contents of the work. It’s tough, if not impossible, citing the page number of excerpts from the text for ease of location.
Strictly speaking, from my perspective, I don’t fancy that the book incorporates gay practices. Although I tried to understand the nature of the characters employed by the writer and the message he intends to pass across in his work. I don't consider this as a negative aspect of the book either. Hence, I can say that there's no negative aspect of the book which most readers would abhor.
The book merits the rating of 3 out of 4 stars from me. It wasn’t professionally edited. The errors were quite many. I honestly believe that the book is worth the rating, considering my earlier comments.
The book suits or is suitable for lovers and practitioners of magic and sorcery. Lovers of action stories and action-packed scenes would also love this book. Lovers of erotic content would also enjoy this book. However, the book is preferably for adult readers, as it has heavy sexual content. I also deem it fit to say that this book is out of bounds for persons who abhor gay practices.
Nicess The Wanderer
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