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Post by Noosh » 04 Nov 2019, 11:26

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "The Three Witches and the Three Headed Dagger" by Henry Regnault.]
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This story is about Cadence Mage. A man who has lost his brother and is looking for his mother, while witches want to kill him. Witches? Yes. Though, I should tell you Cade himself isn’t an ordinary human being. And when a series of suspicious murders happen, and he recognizes the murder weapon, his life begins to change. Who is Cadence? What’s this dagger? Why do these witches want to kill Cade? And why do these murders happen? You should read Henry Regnault’s The Three Witches and the Three Headed Dagger to find out the answers.

The Three Witches and the Three Headed Dagger is Henry Regnault’s first story and the beginning of a series of books. Despite all the flaws I discovered in the story, I firmly maintain it has potential. It could be amazing, and I believe it is worth being edited and rewritten until it’s perfect.

The first thing that immediately makes you reconsider reading the book is the errors, both punctuation and grammatical. The punctuations are almost all wrong. The book is made up of fragments rather than sentences, which makes concentrating very difficult. Besides, it is not always clear who the narrator is or when the story is happening. Sometimes it seems we have a third person narrator, and other times, it is Cadence. Sometimes the narrator uses the past tense for telling the story and other times the present tense. Consistency is absolutely necessary for every story, and Regnault’s book is no exemption.

The flashbacks aren’t flawless either. More often than not, at the end of each one, in between the asterisks that divide the sections, suddenly, we move forward in time without any heads up. That is a bit jarring. A flashback should only be concerned with the events of the past.

The book could definitely benefit from details and descriptions; for characters as well as events and places. For example, they’re sitting in a bar, and someone gets killed. But there are no reactions from the people in the bar; nobody screams or shouts. As if getting murdered in a bar is a normal phenomenon.

The background story for the blue-purple flame, while absolutely amazing and impressive, clashes with what we already know of the story and our characters. No matter how I go about it, it’ll be a spoiler, so suffice it to say that the twist is perfect but not in harmony with the rest of the story. I suggest Henry Regnault work on this aspect of the story as well.

In its current state, I can’t give this book anything above 1 out of 4 stars. However, I believe if the author were to get the book professionally edited and consider the above suggestions, this book would receive marvelous reviews.

I have to repeat myself, as it is, I can’t recommend the book to anyone. However, if it is modified and improved, this book is excellent for fans of fantasy and science fiction. Though it has some gory and violent scenes, therefore, I don’t recommend it to very young readers.

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Post by spluficvictory » 07 Nov 2019, 14:56

It seems like this book has potential but I'm not sure I can go through with it. The cover is quiet appealing. This book needs a great deal of work.
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Post by Noosh » 08 Nov 2019, 01:16

spluficvictory wrote:
07 Nov 2019, 14:56
It seems like this book has potential but I'm not sure I can go through with it. The cover is quiet appealing. This book needs a great deal of work.
Yup. It has potential, indeed.
The cover is appealing, so is the idea behind the story, but yeah, the author has a long way to go.
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Post by La Cabra » 08 Nov 2019, 12:22

Sounds like he's a good storyteller but not a great writer. Great review, though! I hope the author takes the points you raised into consideration and revises this book at some point. While the premise doesn't sound too unique, I'm always up for a good twist. 31, 500 words is not long for a novel, it shouldn't be hard to get this book in shape.

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Post by Gravy » 08 Nov 2019, 21:05

It sounds interesting (and I'm certainly curious what, exactly, Cade is), but those errors sound painful.

Thank you for the informative review. :tiphat:
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Post by Noosh » 08 Nov 2019, 21:54

La Cabra wrote:
08 Nov 2019, 12:22
Sounds like he's a good storyteller but not a great writer. Great review, though! I hope the author takes the points you raised into consideration and revises this book at some point. While the premise doesn't sound too unique, I'm always up for a good twist. 31, 500 words is not long for a novel, it shouldn't be hard to get this book in shape.
Yeah, you could say that.
I think we all have stories within us, but bringing them down on paper isn’t an easy job.... and not all of us can do it.
thanks for the comment
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Post by Noosh » 08 Nov 2019, 21:57

Gravy wrote:
08 Nov 2019, 21:05
It sounds interesting (and I'm certainly curious what, exactly, Cade is), but those errors sound painful.

Thank you for the informative review. :tiphat:
Cade is... interesting :D
And yup, it wasn’t easy reading the book. It was difficult to concentrate :techie-studyinggray:
But still, I believe it has a nice story to tell... that’s why I pushed through
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Post by Falconcrest » 10 Nov 2019, 04:33

It's unfortunate this book contains so many grammatical errors because the concept seems interesting. I hope the author takes your advice has the book professionally edited? Thanks for a great review.

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Post by Noosh » 10 Nov 2019, 12:00

Falconcrest wrote:
10 Nov 2019, 04:33
It's unfortunate this book contains so many grammatical errors because the concept seems interesting. I hope the author takes your advice has the book professionally edited? Thanks for a great review.
Thanks for the nice comment :tiphat:
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