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Review: Queen of the World (Ben Henessy)

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The Book: Queen of the World.
The Author: Ben Hennessy
The Publisher: Inspired Quill.
The Pages: 379
My Rating: 4/5

In the legends, the Four saved the world from war and poverty. These incredible men walked the lands, seeking an audience with the ruler of each nation. They demanded that mankind focus its efforts on education, trade and culture. No longer would the people face starvation and terror. This commandment was enforced with displays of miraculous power. After all, it is difficult to argue with the Gods. Once finished, the Four left with a promise: If ever your people fall back into darkness, then we shall return.
Now, over five centuries later, Sarene grows tired of her village life. Suffocated by the confines of her surroundings and the overbearing protection of her family, she yearns to have an adventure of her own. But the world outside is not as tranquil as it seems.And Sarene is already in danger…

Review.This book is about a young girl named Sarene. She is mute and lives in a village with her family. But Sarene yearns for more, she yearns for adventure. So when she sets of on her own adventure to return her brother’s insignia, she gets more than she bargained for and is thrown into an adventure she never expected.I wasn’t really sure what to expect when I began this book, but it was way better than anything I’d imagined. It’s gripping, original and beautifully written, with amazing characters in a brilliantly imagined world.

The main character, Sarene, is such a well crafted character. She’s unique, free-spirited and a real joy to experience the book with, (unlike alot of irritating characters in recent books). For me, she’s the perfect character. Also, I really love the fact that she’s mute as it’s really original and makes her character so much more unique. Overall, she’s a beautifully portrayed character.

This book is incredibly well-written. The writing style is different and easy-going without being too simplistic. The story is funny, sad and exciting and the author makes you feel all these things along with the character. Almost instantly you’ll form attachments to the characters and won’t be able to put the book down: a definite page-turner.

The plot is well though out, ingeniously created and full of exciting developments which means it’s not predictable. I really loved this about the book.

Overall I really loved this book, and I desperately hope there is a sequel and that it’s coming out soon! I would reccommend this book especially to fans of Fantasy books, but anyone could read it and really enjoy it. I beleive this is Ben Hennessy’s first book, and if it is I’d like to congratulate him and encourage him to write more, more, more!
★★★★☆

Links. Goodreads. | Inspired Quill.

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