After a number of years away, my love of reading (non-textbooks) has returned. In the last two months, I’ve finished 6 or 7 books. Last one was probably five years before. Ok, maybe an exaggeration, but you get the picture.
Although I expected Forging Truth to be a typical fantasy/sci-fi piece, it ended up being a big mystery as well. It was this aspect that hooked me from the end of Chapter 2. The protagonist (and the reader) go through a journey of discovery, trying to recover his lost memories that are key to solving a crime against humanity. The book twisted and turned til the end, feeding you just enough information and back-story to keep you intrigued but not so much that the next pages were obvious.
Situated in present-day America, the novel was centered around subjects normally reserved for other (usually more medieval) contexts. This juxtaposition made for a very interesting read. Given this modern context, the language was easy and the approach to magic was “light” (i.e., unrestricted, not manna-based, etc.). However, the actual content/subject matter was a bit darker in nature, with some moderately graphic scenes. Action-packed til the end, this book left me hanging for more. Can’t wait to read the second book!
disclaimers: the links above are Amazon-affiliate links and the author is my uncle.