Saturday, May 5, 2012

New Reviews for The Exiled Son!

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.

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