Saturday, November 8, 2014

Book Review: The Archers Revenge

Author: Destination Infinity

Date of Publication: 29 May 2014

Genre: Mystery, Drama, Adventure

Age Group: Any

This revenge story is the first by this author. It describes the journey of Aryan avenging his father's murder, and doing it in a unique way - with the help of his bow and arrows. In this journey he takes help from another archer, Divya, and goes through many difficulties. Does he succeed? Well, you will have to read the book to find out.
However, what I can tell you is that plot of the book is full of twists and turns, some of them so surprising that I didn't see them coming at all - and I pride myself at guessing plot twists expertly. Kudos to the author for that!
The back stories of characters are nicely done. Also, the editing is crisp. The author hasn't wasted too many words - makes the book a breezy read. (Except for the "girl-seeing" event. I think that was unnecessarily described in so much detail.)
My main issue with the book is its language and grammar. Right from the title of the novel, itself! If it weren't for that, this was one smasher of a novel for a first-time author!
Is it worth reading, though? Definitely, yes!

Rating: 3 on 5

Positives: Unique plot, excellent plot twists

Negatives: Shifty grammar, insufficient proofreading

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the frank review. I know I need to work on the language, but I guess style/voice comes with time and practice. I hope my grammar will also improve with time!

    Leaving out the apostrophe in the title (before/after 's') was a deliberate decision because there are two archers/one archer trying to take revenge, depending on which part of the book you are reading. So.

    Thanks for reading the book and encouraging a new author :)

    Destination Infinity

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  2. Sorry for the incredibly late reply. I liked your novel quite a lot, and am waiting for your next one. :)

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