A riveting tale of magic, mystery, and adventure where Stranger Things meets Percy Jackson.
On a cold winter’s night, just shy of his seventeenth birthday, William Wilde became an orphan. It was a simple car accident that claimed the lives of his family.
Eight months later, at the start of his senior year of high school, a beautiful, mysterious girl enters William’s life. Captivating and confident, she holds secrets about William’s heritage, secrets of which he himself is unaware: rare magic flows in William’s veins.
And watching William from afar is Kohl Obsidian, a monstrous, undead horror. He won’t rest until the tragedy he started eight months ago culminates with William’s death.
William’s life hangs in the balance, and he must discover a means to vanquish a creature that has never been defeated.
Discover a mystical world where heroes are forged from the unlikeliest of metals.
DNF at 40%. It just wasn’t very good.
For a self-subbed book, the spelling and grammar was fine. The story proceeded very, very, very slowly, and I just didn’t like the characters or setting.
The main character, William Wilde, is a 17-year old orphan who had been mysteriously cursed during the accident in which his parents died. Suddenly a mysterious, beautiful girl (Serena Paradiso) appears at his school at the beginning of the school year, whose POV indicates that she is spying on him for her master.
The characters were not well-written. The book takes place during the 80s, and it is just a cookie cutter high school setting in which its the outcasts vs. the jocks and popular chicks. The characters were very one-dimensional in what I had read.
The dialogue is awkward. William makes jokes that I didn’t get, which other characters find hilarious.
“I’ve got a vertical leap like you wouldn’t believe,” William answered.
“Really?” Steve said in a tone of obvious skepticism.
“I can jump right over a piece of paper.”
“A piece of paper?” Steve barked laughter before casting an appraising gaze upon William. “You’re a lot funnier than I remember.”
He says things that are supposed to be charming. I don’t get it. Dialogue does not flow naturally.
The girls are introduced based on their attractiveness.
Seated with them was Lien Sun, the pretty Chinese foreign exchange student who’d been with Daniel’s family since last year.
William drew up short, and an embarrassed flush chased away his annoyance when Sonya Bowyer, the most beautiful, most popular girl at St. Francis High School…
The girl glanced towards William, and his heart picked up the pace. Sonya Bowyer suddenly had stiff competition for being the prettiest girl in school.