Hey all I’m back with the first entry in a new series! It’s Rune of the Apprentice, Book 01 of the Rune Chronicle series, by Jamison Stone!
Plot Synopsis: In a world where magic, technology, and nature have merged, the few who can control Runes hold dominance over all of creation. All believe that Aleksi, a 16-year-old orphan, was blessed to be born with a Rune embedded in his palm, but that’s only because they don’t know the truth – Aleksi’s Rune is so powerful it’s killing him…
Plot: The plot starts off slowly, but a couple hours into the story it finally picks up and starts to get really interesting. I’ll admit I had doubts about the story during that time, but it was worth the slog of the first few chapters to get to the good part of the story.
Characters: Aleksi is a pretty decent main character, although he is a bit whiny, but that’s a fairly typical attitude for a16 year old boys. Honestly, I preferred the rest of the cast over Aleksi, although he does go through some growth it’s obvious that he needs more. My favorite character is probably Damodred, a swarthy rogue of a man who is almost instantly likeable. Frankly I enjoyed any scene with him in it. The rest of the cast is good, but Aleksi can be grating at times, which is a bummer.
Voicework: Kevin T. Collins narrated this book, and he did a pretty good job with it. I’ll be keeping an eye out for his name in other series.
Overall: Mixing Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Rune of the Apprentice is a slow start, but it turns out surprisingly well by the end.
For those who like: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Magic, Good Plots, Fantastic Cast of Characters.
Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above, or slow to start books.