Hello people. How are you all doing?? How is reading??? I am going in crazy reading. I have a huge bookshelf to finish and a whole different dimension of reading level. It’s not speed reading but it is not slow too. It’s somewhere in the middle and I have another book to get to so let’s not waste time and start the book review, shall we???

•Book Description:

Author: Brett Salter.

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishers.

Genre: Fantasy.

Chapter: 19 Chapters.

Pages: 220 Pages.

Series: Yes, (The Talisman Series, #1).

Time: 2 hours 45 minutes.

Publishing / Published: 20 May 2017.

•Official Summary:

“The Search For Synergy” is the first book in The Talisman Series by author Brett Salter. It follows the exploits of two middle-school boys, Rome Lockheed and Julian Rider, as they transition from normal kids into epic warriors fighting for the existence of the Earth realm. Rome is secretly a fire dragon from the Den of Volcana placed under a spell which hides his true form. Julian is an oddball, up-and-coming knight with a case of the “try-hards”. Together, they perform an ancient pact which bonds their lives and souls forever. Under the tutelage and guidance of an eccentric, local librarian, Mr. Jones, the two learn of an impending invasion from an archaic evil desperate to invade from the other side of The Void.

•Critics Ratings.

Amazon: 💙4.6/5 Stars💙.

Goodreads: 💙4.1/5 Stars💙.

Taken from respective sources.

•My Ratings.

•My Review.

What am I supposed to say about this book??? I don’t know where to start from!!! I love Dragons, I love Knights and I love them fight with bad people (in this case the Grams) I can’t believe I read this book because I loved it. The plot and the characters were so nicely set that this Middle-Grade fantasy book made me a 20-year-old girl feel like I was a kid. I stayed up till 5 just trying to sail through this book as I couldn’t put it down. The book was nicely built that is one thing for sure. The world-building was precise and excellent, I didn’t find any unnecessary info dump or anything but I did feel like as this is a series some of it should have been kept for later as I somehow got exhausted reading it. I wanted the action to start!!! Maybe that is just my brain dying to know more and see the battle and all that but still, this is how I was feeling at that time.

The writing style is something that I feel should have been a little loosened up. The reason for that is if I look at this book at the age of a middle-grade kid, I wouldn’t like the formal language used between the characters. I couldn’t relate to their friendship much due to the way they were talking. I feel like when we read a book we see it through the eyes of the characters and in this case, I saw that the characters talked to their elders the way they talked to each other. In a way that might teach kids to be polite but it also doesn’t sound so fun to me, I hope the books further ahead in the series will be better in this.

Character development was on point. I could see the development throughout the book and I could see how the author conveyed the feelings of the protagonists well. The side characters were also so precisely and cleanly developed and written that I fell in love with all of them. The monsters, in all of the books I have read, this one had the best characterization of the villain. It was to the point that I felt like I have enough knowledge about every one of them and all the protagonists and antagonists were clear in my head.

This book had such a nice plotline that I loved it a lot. The writing was a bit off for me on a dialogue basis, still, the descriptive writing was mindblowing. The plot and setting were good and I can’t wait to read the second book in this series. It gave me a vibe of Harry Potter and The Chronicles Of Narnia and I am glad I read it. I am giving it 4 stars for now as the writing was a little off and I haven’t read the other books so can’t be sure how the whole series will unfold but hopefully, it will be great too.

Overall, this book is a great start for a series that makes you feel happy and is perfect for Fantasy lovers old and young. It is clear with a perfect and worth reading storyline that has properly developed antagonists and protagonists.

So that’s it. I am dying to read this series further, hope you enjoyed this review. So until next time…

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  1. Too much Fantasy for my taste, but I am glad you enjoyed it, Suzan.
    Best wishes, Pete. xx


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