Saturday, May 19, 2012
The second book of the series The Immortal Veil, titled “The Leaves of Dusk,” redefines the word EPIC. The first part, “The Exiled Son,” introduces the reader to the characters, and gets the reader attached to each and every man, woman, and creature through side stories and plot lines. Then, in Part 2, White takes the reader’s favorite characters and begins to systematically abuse them, breaking them down emotionally, physically, and spiritually. I found myself actually vocalizing while I was reading, “He better not actually be dead! He better make some miraculous recovery!” White pushes the characters to the edge, and in doing so pushes the reader to the edge as well. Then, when it couldn’t possibly get more epic, “The Leaves of Dusk” climaxes with the most intense and moving battle I have ever come across. Don’t make the mistake and stop reading after Part 1. Instead, dive into “The Leaves of Dusk,” Part 2 (I promise you won’t regret it!) If you don’t read the second half (now that would be regrettable!), you will be missing out on a rich and rare experience that comes only with reading the most epic novel ever written.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Great Read April 30, 2012
Format:Paperback|Amazon Verified Purchase
Having enjoyed The Exiled Son so much, I bought the Kindle version of The Leaves of Dusk without hesitation and am pleased that I did. Leaves of Dusk is a wonderful follow-up to The Exiled Son taking the reader deeper into the characters and the world they live in. Mr. White's writing style is easy to read and incredibly descriptive. His word choices are spot-on. At no point was I left with a gapping plot flaw or hole in the character development. Mr. White is seemless in his descriptions and action - unlike so many books where entire chapters are lost to description. I am anxious to learn more about Tallic and his comrades in arms. Thanks, Matt White, for a great read!
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely a fan!,
April 30, 2012
This review is from: The Exiled Son (Paperback)I thoroughly enjoyed The Exiled Son. It is very rare that I will take the time to leave a review for a literary work. IMO, books are like fine art and the beauty or worth is in the eye of the beholder. To my thinking, that makes my opinion only so much babble to anyone else, but Matt White has a talent worth recommending.
The Exiled Son is well written. It is gramatically sound and the language is easy to read and follow without being juvenile. The author has a wonderful style for storytelling. Mr White's descriptions of both character and place are engaging and entertaining. They are thorough, appropriately likeable and entirely believable despite being fantasy. One needs only let the picture form in his mind to be transported into Tallic's world. Mr. White's timing and plot progression are remarkable: I didn't encounter a single "lull" where he was filling space to build to the next big thing. This mesmerizing flow made it difficult for me to set this story aside and I found myself reading well into the night despite early morning committments.
I wholeheartedly recommend The Exiled Son and can't wait to see what adventures Mr. White has in store for us. I am a fan for certain!
5.0 out of 5 stars The Exiled Son two thumbs up!,
April 17, 2012
This review is from: The Exiled Son (Paperback)I have read hundreds of fantasy novels and this one is up with my top 5 favorites. When I read books I can usually tell if I am going to like it in the first couple of pages. In this book I was able to do that, I could identify with the character and it was written in a way that it was able to take me inside the book. There is an outstanding flow to the story line that make you what to keep reading. I would recommend that you read this book, I enjoyed this book and will be looking out for more adventures.
5.0 out of 5 stars The Exiled Son: an unexpected jewel,
April 13, 2012
This review is from: The Exiled Son (The Immortal Veil) (Kindle Edition)The Exiled Son is the first half of a two-part novel. I was blown away when I learned that this is the author's first published work. I could not put the book down after I read the first chapter. The writing style is seamless and smooth, and the story is like a steam engine, the wheels are always churning and pushing forward. I am used to books having "troughs"--long-winded chapters that seem to be necessary setup for a climax later in the novel. As I turned page after page, I kept expecting to come to one of these low points. But there are none. The introduction of characters and description of locations and background information are woven into the sequence of events so flawlessly that I did not realize that I was learning essential information about the characters. There were no chapters sacrificed to background information or location description, as is so often the case in other books I have read.
In addition to the author having a truly rare and fantastic grasp of language and timing, the novel is filled with actions and sequences I have never encountered before. The creativity is seemingly endless, in the characters, events, and action sequences. As I read, I found myself constantly amazed. I kept asking over and over again, how can he keep coming up with such incredible ideas? I have read many novels, and I come across repeating storylines and design all the time, but there are so many concepts that I have never encountered before in this novel. I was truly awed with each new page. It was like opening a treasure chest, and it kept me hungry to read more.