Today I am part of the blog tour blitz for TheWriteReads on behalf of Ben Galley. I’ve got a spotlight and a mini review just for you. This post contains links to buy the book, I do not profit from the sharing of these links.
Thank you again, TheWriteReads, for inviting me onto the tour and for sending me a ebook copy of all of The Written by Ben Galley for free in exchange for an honest review.
Title: The Written
Author: Ben Galley
Genre: Fantasy, Magic
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His name is Farden.
They whisper that he’s dangerous.
Dangerous is only the half of it.
Something has gone missing from the libraries of Arfell. Something very old, and something very powerful. Five scholars are now dead, a country is once again on the brink of war, and the magick council is running out of time and options.
Entangled in a web of lies and politics and dragged halfway across icy Emaneska and back, Farden must unearth a secret even he doesn’t want to know, a secret that will shake the foundations of his world. Dragons, drugs, magick, death, and the deepest of betrayals await.
Welcome to Emaneska.
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Ben Galley is an author of dark and epic fantasy books who currently hails from Victoria, Canada. Since publishing his debut The Written in 2010, Ben has released a range of award-winning fantasy novels, including the weird western Bloodrush and the epic standalone The Heart of Stone. He is also the author of the brand new Chasing Graves Trilogy.
The Written is the first volume in The Emaneska Series and the debut book of Ben Galley. This book is the start of a fantastic series. There is a great strength in Ben's writing that has created some great characters as well as fantastic settings. It's a real page-turner with twists and turns to keep the reader interested. This book is packed with magic and monsters, gods and demons, Ben has an extraordinary way of making his story incredibly intricate and detailed without it feeling like it's being overly descriptive there is a feeling of real depth and history, it’s clear Ben has spent considerable time putting this world together and is rightly proud of the results. However, despite Ben taking his time with descriptions the action scenes run effortlessly and at a breathless pace. Ben's passion for his work, the characters and the world of Emaneska he has created within the book transport you into the book world effortlessly. Farden is a brilliant main character with a slightly dark side, who I found myself really caring about. This story moves along at just the right pace. There's no fat and flab to drag it down. I would judge the writing to be skilful in the way that it draws you in without making it obvious. If you enjoy reading about myths and magic, dragons and sorcery then I think you will enjoy this book. I look forward to reading the rest of the series, and I have already recommended it to so many people.