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Tempests and Slaughter

And here is where I say that it just didn’t work out. I didn’t like any of the characters and the setting was mysterious at best. And at the same time, the characters are really bland at best.

I couldn’t find what was so incredibly outstanding about the characters at all. There was nothing interesting about any of them. Varice was a witch, and not much else. Ozorne was some prince, and nothing really stuck in my mind. While Arram, despite being the main character is about as interesting as a piece of cardboard.

It’s like these characters had very very few quirks which interested me and none of them were memorable. Not at all.

The main issue is that none of them actually stood out, or that I knew anything that was interesting about them. I knew next to nothing about Arram while his character was typical. So typical that it just didn’t interest me in his life as a student of a famous academy.

Or even his friendships since none of them are also remotely interesting either. And the plot was very very much nowhere, since nothing was actually happening for the first half. Apart from Arram getting introduced, into the academy and going through the years even when nothing of importance was happening.

And this was where I figured that it isn’t important because the story just didn’t have anything which caught my attention and kept it there. The characters didn’t connect with me as I found them incredibly simplistic and rather hard to like or feel that they are real and themselves. Which is important for me to like someone.

Overall, this just wasn’t for me. I didn’t enjoy the story nor like it, and the characters left a lot to be desired. It was just a case of not to my taste, as I prefer a deeper look into mindsets, settings, and more diverse characters, which I found much more likeable than the more generic but usually likeable characters.

Rating: 2 out of 5


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