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Official Review: The Knights of Nevertheless

Post by kimmyschemy06 » 10 Mar 2016, 08:59

[Following is the official OnlineBookClub.org review of "The Knights of Nevertheless" by R.A. McClure.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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The Knights of Nevertheless: Escape from the Shadows Volume 1 is a fantasy novel written by R.A. Mc Clure.

Told in the third person perspective, the story was about Ava and her two sons, Stranth and Onar, as they escaped the dark kingdom of Terra Dombren. Terra Dombren was a baleful, gloomy and hopeless land ruled by the evil warlord Cam. It was separated from the peaceful and prosperous land of Menetoy, ruled by King Agathos, by the Great Wall of Fire.

When Ava confirmed that her husband, Les, completely succumbed to the allure of darkness, she decided to flee the land with her two sons. During their flight, they were guided by Archer, a kind guardian of the Seekers, who saved Ava earlier from the attack of a ferocious fowl. Seekers were those who wish to escape Terra Dombren in search of light and peace, and Archer was commissioned by the king of Menetoy to guide them through the Wall.

The story was a fast-paced, action-packed adventure, complete with fighting scenes and monstrous creature attacks. There was no dull moment nor was there any irrelevant scene or character. The author successfully created a woeful and sinister land inhabited by hapless citizens and savage creatures like fowls and dongrels.

In addition, the book was teeming with endearing characters. Ava was a brave and strong-willed woman and a loving and protective mother. The older son, Stranth was brave, wise and caring while the younger, Onar, was fearless and perceptive. Both boys were good with weapons and both were skilled hunters. Archer was the upstanding guardian, loyal to his mission and gentle with the woman he loves.

However, I encountered a few problems with the book. First was the indeterminate time. It was narrated in the first chapter that ‘..it was the time after time’ and there were passages like ‘Every structure built by the hands of men had fallen into heaps of rubble..’ which can be taken as post-apocalyptic era. However, the use of sword and bows and arrows were indicative of medieval period. Second was the extent of Archer’s abilities. He was portrayed earlier as someone who can see through people but, he was unable to detect the malicious intent behind the invitation of their hostess later in the book. I took it, though, as a result of the darkness prevalent in town that limited his ability. Finally, I noticed some sentence fragments and other errors.

Regardless of those, however, it was an engaging book with a very moving ending which made the reader want to read Volume 2 at the soonest possible time. In view of that, I give this book 4 out of 4 stars. I recommend it to those who love fantasy, action and adventure novels. It is a story about love, hate, light, darkness, faith and hope.

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Post by LivreAmour217 » 12 Mar 2016, 07:19

Great review! I love fantasy, and you've convinced me to read this book! I also love the book's title, it sounds mysterious and satisfying at the same time (I hope that makes sense).
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Post by bookowlie » 12 Mar 2016, 08:05

I enjoyed reading your review. The book doesn't seem like my cup of tea, but you certainly gave a good picture of what to expect. The fantasy genre is very popular, however, so I am sure this book will attract many readers!
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Post by kimmyschemy06 » 12 Mar 2016, 10:19

LivreAmour217 wrote:Great review! I love fantasy, and you've convinced me to read this book! I also love the book's title, it sounds mysterious and satisfying at the same time (I hope that makes sense).
Thank you very much. In a way, yes, I think it makes sense :D

-- 12 Mar 2016, 10:21 --
bookowlie wrote:I enjoyed reading your review. The book doesn't seem like my cup of tea, but you certainly gave a good picture of what to expect. The fantasy genre is very popular, however, so I am sure this book will attract many readers!
Thank you. I hope this review, somehow, help attract readers.

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Post by R_A_McClure » 12 Mar 2016, 12:34

Thank you for your encouraging review! I am disappointed that after a professional copy-edit, you still found a few fragments and other errors...I am especially gratified that you would like to read Volume 2 which is currently in production, and will clarify the limitations on Archer's abilities while in the shadow lands of Terra Dombren.

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Post by kimmyschemy06 » 12 Mar 2016, 21:43

R_A_McClure wrote:Thank you for your encouraging review! I am disappointed that after a professional copy-edit, you still found a few fragments and other errors...I am especially gratified that you would like to read Volume 2 which is currently in production, and will clarify the limitations on Archer's abilities while in the shadow lands of Terra Dombren.
Thank you for your comment. Your book is great and I enjoyed reading it. I'm looking forward to the next one. Congratulations!

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Post by Swiftmover07 » 12 Mar 2016, 22:45

Sounds engaging! I will definitely have to check this out. Great review!
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Post by kimmyschemy06 » 13 Mar 2016, 03:16

Swiftmover07 wrote:Sounds engaging! I will definitely have to check this out. Great review!
Thank you very much. I hope others will enjoy it as much as I did.

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Swiftmover07 wrote:Sounds engaging! I will definitely have to check this out. Great review!
Thank you very much. I hope others will enjoy it as much as I did.

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Post by chytach18- » 13 Mar 2016, 05:34

Great review, kimmyschemy! I'm not a great admirer of the book which is packed with adventures and fights. However, I like that the characters are developed well. And the themes touched in the book seem to be appealing.
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Post by kimmyschemy06 » 13 Mar 2016, 06:57

chytach18- wrote:Great review, kimmyschemy! I'm not a great admirer of the book which is packed with adventures and fights. However, I like that the characters are developed well. And the themes touched in the book seem to be appealing.
Thank you very much. The characters of this book are so endearing I found myself cheering them on as they fled :)

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Post by gali » 15 Mar 2016, 01:53

Great review! The book sounds very promising and intriguing. I like to read action and adventure novels now and then.
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Post by kimmyschemy06 » 15 Mar 2016, 07:43

gali wrote:Great review! The book sounds very promising and intriguing. I like to read action and adventure novels now and then.
Thank you very much.

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Post by bigirimanacelestin » 18 Mar 2016, 08:39

Good job kimmyschemy06, I enjoyed reading your review.
It is awesome with good critics.
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Post by kimmyschemy06 » 18 Mar 2016, 09:21

bigirimanacelestin wrote:Good job kimmyschemy06, I enjoyed reading your review.
It is awesome with good critics.
Thanks
Thank you!

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Post by hsimone » 18 Mar 2016, 17:23

Excellent review, kimmyschemy06! I liked how you briefly described some of the characters. It makes the book more alluring getting to know the characters.

Congratulations to the author for getting such a great review! :)
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