“A fall doesn’t break you.”
Rating: (BEST, GREAT read!)
What is it about: Secrets threaten, but magic kills.
Plagued by sanity-twisting magic, Sarn must unravel a deadly mystery. But he’s prevented at every turn because his life is not his own. Haunted by one of the victims, Sarn must find out what happened before the ghost drives him mad.
As plans collide beneath ensorcelled boughs, one thing is certain. If Sarn can’t get his magic under control, he’ll never discover why enchanted trees committed murder. How far is he willing to go to find the answer?
The search might cost more than his sanity. Exposing the truth might claim his life and destroy the secrecy protecting his son from a killer. Something lurks in the enchanted forest and its sights are set on Sarn and the magic in his blood.
First in a new series, Curse Breaker: Enchanted is a fast-paced, character-driven fantasy tale with a murderous twist. Sarn’s story unfolds over three action-packed days in his double life leading to a breathtaking finale.
What I Love: This book is made of love. A kind of love which has transcended and was honed by time. A kind of love you will feel oozing out each and every beautifully-crafted line.
You will feel it as you read each chapter, as the characters were introduced, as the twists and turns were unveiled.
The plot, the setting, the characters are concrete. The descriptions are both enchanting and vivid. The big revelation caught me (pleasurably) off guard!
As a poetic fangirl, the internal rhymes and the haunting warnings written as poems are a true delight.
It is also no secret that I love Sarn, no matter how mad and insane he is, and his adorable son Ran. Their moments together in this book are almost always heart tugging. This will lead me to my most loved part of this book….
It is indeed an epic fantasy, but it also captured both the beauty and the chaos of reality and humanity.
The struggle of a single father, the innocent love of a child, the hardships of someone illiterate, the depth of hurt of friendship betrayed, the injustices and so much more were all tackled in this novel.
It’s a lengthy read worth your time. And the cliffhanger ending will make you want to know more.
What I Don’t Love Much: This is about me and not about the author. I am not so fan of big words (because English is not actually my native tongue). For several times, I searched some words in the dictionary to be sure I got the meaning right. (facepalm)
Wise Words: “People tended to give the religious and the crazies a wide berth. :
“A fall doesn’t break you.”
“We prevent the tragedies we can and mourn the ones we can’t. You have to let it go. Obsessing over what happened will drive you crazy, but it won’t bring them back. Nothing you do can bring them back. You can’t turn back time. You can’t undo yesterday or the day before. Let them go.”
Available in eBook (order now) and paperback (9.27.16), (audio edition – TBA)
About the author:
Melinda Kucsera the writer behind In Media Res.
By night, I am posting to my website, MelindaKucsera.com, in memory of my sister. I am the author of the novella Stars and Angels Sing and the Curse Breaker Saga (get book 1, Curse Breaker: Enchanted from Amazon today).
I write serial adventure stories in high fantasy (or science fiction). The ongoing stories are:
I have one story to tell about a place called Shayari and the people who live there.