Author: Nic Weissman
Release: June 17th, 2015
Series: The Merchant’s Destiny
Genre: YA | Fantasy
Publisher: Nic Weissman
Buy it here: Amazon
The Orb of Wrath combines fantasy, intrigue and adventure, while transports the reader into a world where almost nothing is what it seems. Plots, counterplots, mysteries, blossoming relationships, disappointments, betrayals, dangers and successes, are combined in this fun cocktail.
Erion is a skilled looter who runs the kingdom of Bor with his “brother” Mithir, performing dangerous commissions for wealthy clients. Mithir helps with his long trained magical abilities. One day, when they are doing one of their assignments, they encounter another group of adventurers, with whom they are forced to cooperate.
The plot runs in the World of Oris which consists of 12 kingdoms and includes elves clans, dangerous monsters, dwarf kings, rich desert emirs, strange beasts, hospital halflings, ferocious orcs, ingenious gnomes, powerful wizards, brave knights, merchants, terrible vampires, etc. Recommended for the permanent library of all fantasy readers.
Do you dare to accompany Erion and his friends in their adventures?
Plot/Story: The Kingdom of Bor is a dangerous place, but I loved how the author made the plot and subplots move so fluidly, showing us through the characters how they fight, survive in this dangerous world. The magic here was so fun and easy to see and my connection of the story was really strong after the first few chapters. The entire book felt as if I am playing a wonderful game of D&D (Dungeons & Dragons). I was fighting evil beings, dragons and walking with them through their adventures.
Characters: Knowing better the characters and how they think and work as there are out there fighting and going through another adventure was so amazing. Erion may be my favorite character here, but Mithir was amazing as well with his magical powers. The other characters that joined their adventure were great to follow as well, but sometimes I got confused a bit of who is who, but other than that, they were great and strong characters to help out the “brothers” in their assignment.
Writing: I loved the writing style of the author. It reminded me so much of Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) of how the characters move and how the story is played out.
Beginning: The first part of the book was a bit slow for me. It resembled D&D game very much (in a very good way), but I just couldn’t connect. It felt like something was missing, but I am beyond happy that I kept on reading. From there on, the book was so fun to read and everything fell into place. I loved following the Fantasy adventure 🙂
Ending: Must have the next book (I think that says it all, lol).
Cover Art: The cover is simple but very beautiful.
Blurb: The blurb really set you in the right mood and you already start to follow Erion’s adventures with his friends. The blurb starts with a small background story of their world and you are ready to fight alongside with them and battle evil spirits.
Opening Line: “Erion should exercise extreme caution now.”
Highlights: I loved the adventure the party took and going through it with them was amazing. The strong plot and the adventure game me a great feeling of playing D&D and fighting with them.
Lowlights: The first 20 pages, lol, were a bit slow for me and the names of the other members of the party were sometimes a bit confusing to remember.
Final Thoughts: The author is a very gifted storyteller and I enjoyed reading the book a lot (even read it twice). You feel part of the story and that’s a rare thing these days. If you are an avid fan of Fantasy (LOTR type stories or D&D,) this one will be your next must read 😀
I can’t wait to read the next book <3