Recently, I finished reading Ivan Amberlake’s The Beholder (Volume 1). I thoroughly enjoyed the read and wanted to share my review!
Amberlake’s The Beholder
Many times, I find meticulous buildup of imagery and plot forced and unnatural. I feel it takes a special author, a word-weaver if you will, to carry fifty cent words through a twenty dollar plot. Amberlake is such a special person. Although The Beholder did not instantly grab me, eventually it did and once it had me in its hold – it had me. I beheld it as vividly as it beheld me. I became.
The prologue would likely grab other readers right off the bat. The only reason I can give for being a slow starter with The Beholder is that the writing and story felt like Burtenshaw’s Shadowcry. Not an identical plot, but it was…
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