I read this novel on the back of the Harry Potter books. Why do I mention this? Because my mind was away in another world of bickering teenage angst and dark lord this that and the others. King by Right is nothing of the sort. Magic is low key, more of a personal trait, and the hero is born to be king, kind of.
What we actually have is a future past: that is we have seen the world destroyed and then re-evolved into a medieval style world. I must admit that found the prologue a bit needless and would have been happy for it have been in a another realm altogether, that was until late in the story when it is referenced a few times – but that is just my personal view.
What I did enjoy was the story in itself, a very enjoyable yarn and even more so when I finally got myself away from the writing style of J.K. Rowling and into the style of Anna L. Walls. One thing is plain is that this is a first book. I’ll not dwell on writing as I’ve made many mistakes myself and if anyone thinks that they can write a novel and not make mistakes they are deluded and already living in a fantasy.
What Anna does a great job of is telling a story, I like the way that this unfolded without the key moments being predictable or the end result being overdrawn. The whole thing grew on me more and more and there is a high chance that at some date I’ll read it again.
On the whole the story is plausible, enjoyable and a good read, I actually enjoyed this more than some of the Potter books.
Congratulations Anna on a first outing well done. I look forward to reading more of which there is plenty.