July 28, 2017

#BookReview: The Waking Land by Callie Bates

 
Lady Elanna Valtai is fiercely devoted to the King who raised her like a daughter. But when he dies under mysterious circumstances, Elanna is accused of his murder and must flee for her life. 

Returning to the homeland of magical legends she has forsaken, Elanna is forced to reckon with her despised, estranged father, branded a traitor long ago. Feeling a strange, deep connection to the natural world, she also must face the truth about the forces she has always denied or disdained as superstition powers that suddenly stir within her. 

But an all-too-human threat is drawing near, determined to exact vengeance. Now Elanna has no choice but to lead a rebellion against the kingdom to which she once gave her allegiance. Trapped between divided loyalties, she must summon the courage to confront a destiny that could tear her apart.





Callie Bates is a writer, harpist and certified harp therapist, sometime artist, and nature nerd. When she’s not creating, she’s hitting the trails or streets and exploring new places. She lives in the Upper Midwest. The Waking Land is her debut fantasy novel.





Every once in a while a book will come along that I have to ask myself what in the world is this? This one for this year is that one.  I have to ask myself what was the author and publisher thinking when they decided to write and publish a book with SO much to keep track of?  This one has so many characters and so many kingdoms to keep track of that I DNFed it about 40% in. I ended up restarting the book twice just to see if I could get things straight and ya it just wasn't happening.  This book started out great but got so frustrating shortly into it.  

So although this one had a lot going for it the author just bogged down the story in a way that you just can't follow it. 











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