3 out of 4 stars
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What makes life unique isn't our mere coexistence; it is the struggles we face, the paths we follow, the breakthroughs we accomplish, and the courage it takes to overcome difficulties.
When Gaspare, the youngest son of Tandor, of the tribe of Ankwar, encountered a dying wolf and helped birth her offspring, he was guided by the spirit of the wind's goddess, Cheala. With his grandfather's help, he nursed the kid wolf to good health and named her Chealana after the goddess. Destiny played out, and Gaspare, being the third child who had seen thirteen springs, was supposed to take on an adventurous journey that would determine his initiation into the tribe's high council. Surrounded by hate and betrayal, would Gaspare defy all odds and succeed?
Iceman Awakens by Sharon Krasny is a beautiful work of fiction. The plot revolves around love, hatred, betrayal, and jealousy. The author's knowledge of ancient tribes and flawless imagination of history is adept. There are no hoops and holes in the story, as every scene is thoughtfully put out. The author's descriptive writing style makes the book captivating to the reader.
The character development was top-notch as the writer described her characters' emotions and made them relatable to the reader. Although the writing was in the first-person narrative and built around one central character, the author described other characters distinctively, which I liked a lot.
As a book lover, what appealed to me most was the beautiful use of words. The author's expertise in playing with words and her ability to use words to describe emotions were spectacular. This made me fall in love with this book. Each sentence spoke volumes, and the constant use of personification brought every chapter to life and made the story intriguing. Here's one of the sentences that exemplified my point:
Iceman Awakens is not just a fictional book. Concealed within each chapter are words that inspire courage, bravery, strong will, and hope.The sun dappled through the leaves, leaving a pattern on the forest's floor.
Also, the conciseness of the chapters made it easy to read. I was engrossed in the book that I finished it quickly without any interruption. In my opinion, the brevity of the chapters made the read seamless — I'm sure readers would appreciate it.
Sadly, there were a plethora of errors in the book. Though it didn't dent the storyline or make it less enjoyable to read, I'd rate it three out of four stars. This book would need another round of professional editing to fix the errors. I would recommend it to lovers of historical fiction and adventure.
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