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5 stars for Kingdom of Acatalec by @AuthorMarie #fantasyadventure #antiheroine #darkfantasy



Title: Kingdom of Acatalec

Author: S.M. McCoy

Genre: Fantasy Adventure, Dark Fantasy


Book Blurb:


If I had known an illegal drone race would lead to murder, kidnapping, and lies, then I might have thought better about the giant prize of credits, and the dream of walking again. I never met my best friend in person until a drone race gone wrong had both of us vying for our lives against a secret alien society. To make matters worse… my boss was one of them, and I couldn’t decide if he was trying to save my life, or the reason I was in trouble to begin with.


My Review:


This is what the world has been waiting for! Why didn't a streaming service come up with a physically challenged anti-heroine? Seems like this has been a long time coming. The fact that our heroine is also follically-challenged (challenged only by how her hair won’t behave) will make her much more relatable to many readers.


The world-building is strong. The character development is done at a terrific pace. The romance in this book is a pretty slow burn. The burn is almost what you get from very cold ice. The action scenes are also reminiscent of that old classic movie Tron. At times, the reader is challenged to figure out if the events are real or simulated.


There is no lack of people who are evil, dark or simply mean. It would do the balance of yin/yang good that by the end of the series there could be systemic intensive payback/justice to this entire crew of 'people'. Good, it appears, is being the best in your biz and being always late for work. Personally, I always found the BEST was to be the best in your biz and always on time or early.


Fans who hunger for a certain kind of games will really love this book and probably the entire series. Some of the drone action is truly fast and sometimes furious. If that is your ball of fun, then this book should be for you. A great start to what should be a very popular series.


My Rating: 5 stars


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Author Biography:


S.M. McCoy is the author of young adult paranormal fantasy and the Divine Series. Born within the apex of another universe, where magic flows like leaky faucets, and forged from the fires of the Underrealm she dug her way to Earth and reluctantly participates in human society, secretly returning to her home world to relay the stories of her monsters, and the troubled love of her people. When she isn’t writing she’s narrating audiobooks, crafting clothing in her sewing room, or cuddling her tiny progenies in the rainy city of Seattle, Washington.


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Reviewed by: Mr. N

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