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Beth's Review: Shards of Fate: The Rising by Charles Anthony

Author Provided Copy Publisher: Self-Published Released: August 10th 2012 Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy Length: 290 pages Format: eBook, Paperback Add to Goodreads Buy Links

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“Shards of Fate” is the compelling, five part story about the immortal, Kamae Caineson. A man whose recent, three century long slumber, has recently come to an end one cold and rainy night in a Los Angeles museum. Kamae struggles with adjusting to life in the modern world with only his children and their friends to aid him. He must once again thrust himself into the very fight he tried to escape at the beginning of the 18th century, in order to rescue his beloved from the grasp his ancient enemy has mystically placed her in. Four Boundless Stars

I enjoy all books involving vampires and paranormal creatures, so I loved Shards of Fate. I liked all the spins and religious additions to the vampire concept, as well as, the “hybrid” additions. It took me a while to get into the emotional parts; the personalities of some of the characters were a little dry and lacking in this area. Also, the imagery could have been a little more vivid to allow readers to bring themselves into the story, especially with it written in present tense. I love the new creations Anthony brought to a popular concept and I look forward to reading more of his writings as he grows into a seasoned author.

Overall, I feel Shards of Fate: The Rising deserves a rating of 4 boundless stars. I really enjoyed it.

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