3.5 feather #bookreview of The Wolf Pack by V.M. Sang

3.5 feather #bookreview of The Wolf Pack

by V.M. Sang

BLURB:

When Carthinal sets out from Bluehaven to travel to Hambara to take the tests that will end his apprenticeship, little does he know the life-changing events that are to occur.There is tragedy and great sadness to come, but also lasting friendship and a great adventure.
He does not know that he is being watched by the gods and also by an implacable foe as he completes his apprenticeship to become a fully fledged mage.
He and his friends agree to go in search of a long-lost artifact. On the journey, they will need to face death and conquer their innermost fears. There is aid in the most unexpected places and also many surprises to come. This quest will change them all.

MY REVIEW:

When I have time, I love playing RPG’s, and I always pick the role of a mage. As all RPG’s are actually nothing more than an adventure, this story fit quite nicely into my fantasy.
Due to circumstances beyond their control, a handful of strangers unite to search for a lost, mythical artifact. An artifact that is supposed to save their world when darkness returns. We have Carthinal, the mage, Asphodel, the priestess, Basalt, the dwarf, Fero, the Ranger, Thad, the thief, Kimi and Davrael, the Horselords, and Randa, the Duke’s daughter.
I must say, for this being the first book written by V.M. Sang, she did a wonderful job with the multitude of characters. Most of them had enough depth to keep them separate. My favorites were Basalt, Randa, and Thad. The Horselords I had a problem with, as I felt they were added to the story just to make up the eight. They seemed weak in comparison to the others.
The complex and vast world that Sang built is very descriptive and I loved some of the other characters and creatures that the group encountered in their travels. The plot did advance, but at a slower pace than it should have. Part of the problem was the chapters devoted to background that did nothing to advance the story.
As much as I enjoyed this story, there were too many issues to give it a decent rating. The formatting on my kindle was almost non-existent. There were also problems with punctuation errors, and a lot of redundancies in the writing. These are issues that most first time writers encounter, and they can be resolved. Especially as they hone their craft.
All-in-all, I had a good time with this story, and I look forward to seeing where the quest takes them in the next installment. If you love world-building and fantasy games, you’ll enjoy this story. I give it 3.5 feathers.

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About Sahara Foley

Bio: Until my husband died on Christmas 2012, I never thought about becoming a writer. In fact, the act of writing a story terrified me. Don’t get me wrong, I loved reading, just never had the knack for writing. The thought of writing dialogue scared the bejeebers out of me. See, Bob was the writer. He wrote stories for years but could never get a traditional publisher interested enough to publish even one. Now I understand why, as they were unpolished outlines. Then, after 30 years together, Bob passed away and my life was turned upside down.

About a month later, I was sitting around my apartment, trying to adjust to the worst event in my life, when a little voice spoke to me. Why not publish Bob’s stories? To be truthful, ever since the advent of self-publishing, I always wanted too, that’s how much I believed in his stories. But I knew I would have to fight him for every little change I made to his outlines. Sorry, honey, but they had to be done.

So, I pulled out the box of stories, dusted them off, and started on a new adventure: The World of Self-Publishing. Boy, did I have a lot to learn. I finally published several short stories early in 2014, then my horror novella, It Lives in the Basement. While I was working on them, I was slowly learning the craft of writing, and getting The Secret of Excalibur ready for publication. Excalibur was my favorite story of them all, and in the back of my mind, I knew I wanted a publisher. One day on Twitter, I ran across a tweet from Creativia Publishing, and that was another game changer for me. I signed up with them in December of 2014, and it was the best decision I’ve made.

One thing I’ve discovered on my new adventure, are all the really awesome and talented Indie Authors. If you find the right community of Indie Authors, all they want to do is help each other. I found that I love promoting them and their books, so that’s how I setup my blog. For readers to meet Indie Authors.

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4 Responses to 3.5 feather #bookreview of The Wolf Pack by V.M. Sang

  1. Thank you for your review. Sahara. I will certainly look into the errors you point out, especially the formatting, which were not apparent when I checked the Kindle preview. I fixed those that were apparent. I’ll look into the other ones. I have downloaded a copy to do so.

  2. By the way, I’ve just emailed you about your review. Ignore it, please.

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