Friday, December 6, 2013

Torn by War by Jim Melvin

Torn By War

by Jim Melvin

Everyone they love may be doomed. Everything they cherish may be destroyed. There is no turning back.

Torg and Laylah’s world is in chaos; their life together, in jeopardy. Even a powerful Death Wizard such as Torg may not triumph as three terrible wars are unleashed upon the land. The evil druids of the forest Dhutanga—giant, insect-like monsters—swarm to attack the white horsemen of Jivita. The druids are superior both in strength and numbers, but the forces of good are not without hope. Torg and his Tugars stand by the horsemen’s sides.

Several hundred leagues to the east, an army of zombies invades Tējo, the great desert. Most of the Tugars have left to aid their allies, and only a few warriors remain to defend the Tugars’ homeland against this horrendous assault.

The most devastating force of all is led by Mala, the ruined snow giant, who has marched with his massive army of cretins and golden soldiers to assail the black fortress of Nissaya.

Triken is on fire.
I received a copy of Torn By War from the publisher via Netgalley.
I'm not sure what to say about this book, truthfully.  There were times when I liked it and I was interested in the various beings and monsters that Jim Melvin has created.  Sometimes the writing was great, other times not so great. 
I was bored through lot of the book and would have to resist skipping chapters just to get to the characters I liked a bit more. 
The writing style was similar to a lot of epic fantasy, just a little less polished.  I cringed when someone was referred to as going back to their 'nicey state'.  This was after a group of creatures were described as leaving their 'meaney' state.  I felt like I was in middle school again. 
All in all, it was just 'ok' for me.

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