4 out of 4 stars
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Another World's Kronicles Nomadic Warriors by D. R. Simpson follows the growth of one kingdom ruled by a ruthless sorcerer, who has an insatiable desire to bring all other kingdoms under his rule.
Obizar, the wizard ruler of the Troguare Empire, is determined to extend his kingdom’s territory. No one and nothing has been able to withstand the brutality used by his army. Humans, especially, have experienced the worst of the Troguares’ inhumane torture. After being captured, they are caged and later, they are used as laborers in the new kingdom. Even worse is the treatment of their children and the fact that the Troguares find human flesh a delicacy. Still, King Norval of The Land of the Talishar dares to defy Obizar, but will he succeed in vanquishing the fearsome Troguares?
One of the aspects that I liked about the book is the way scenes and characters are described. D. R. Simpson does not shy away from offering details about ghastly scenes which include brutal battles and the heartbreaking aftermath. The desperation that other rulers feel when they come face to face with Obizar and his army is almost palpable. The horrific treatment of humans under the rule of the Troguares shows how hopeless the situation is.
D. R. Simpson also creates a suspenseful plot which makes the book a page-turner. The antagonist is immortal which accentuates his powerful hold over his expanding empire. The protagonists are faced with what seems like an impossible task given their immortal nature and their lack of knowledge on matters to do with magic. Over centuries, Obizar faces very few obstacles while the other kingdoms continue to suffer as there is no logical solution to put a stop to their misery.
I also liked that within the main plot, there are also many sub-plots and surprising elements. Even as the main plot progresses, different stories are intertwined with it. These stories entail different conflicts and relationships between different kingdoms. In the end, even as all the kingdoms await salvation from Obizar’s rule there are still many exciting strands that continued to capture my attention.
I did not like that the book is a part of a series and hence the conflict is not exhaustively addressed. The wording of the title is also confusing.
The editing of the book is done well. I only identified two errors. Another World's Kronicles Nomadic Warriors is a delightful read for science-fiction fans who prefer themes that present various conflicts. Readers who prefer complete main plots may not enjoy this book. I rate it 4 out of 4 stars.
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