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The Dominion - Divided


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A peaceful kingdom turned hostile and a once united family struggling to keep it together. Don't you just love a centuries-old drama?

There are several things to like about this first book in The Dominion trilogy.

First, I appreciate the time the author took to describe the environs and the characters. Such detail helped to provide an enchanting story and allowed me to view the story as if it were unfolding in front of my eyes like a movie.

I also enjoyed all the characters in the story, even the secondary ones. Each had his or her own unique identity and, again, I could picture them quite clearly – it is great when the writing allows me to not only see a character’s physical appearance, but to also appreciate their emotions, nuances and idiosyncrasies.

Finally, I liked that the story was easy to follow and there were no gaps in the plot. All the events flowed smoothly and I wasn’t left wondering, “Huh? Where did that come from?” Don't you just hate when that happens???

I did find that the story was a bit long for me. The author took his time building the suspense and key events of the story – much appreciated – however, I found that at one point I got a little bored with the build-up and wanted to just get to the action already. Impatient much? Maybe. LOL. However, if you do like a slow, low-burning build, then this book is for you.

I also didn’t love the dialogue. It was okay. It didn’t engage me or make me feel like I was one of the characters participating in said conversation (which is how I like to feel when reading dialogue).

Overall, it was a pleasant read and it ended with just enough suspense to make me want to find out what happens in the next book. Thumbs up!

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My name is Nicole and I Love to Read Fiction! I just love the feeling of being transported to a time where I can only imagine and a place where my feet cannot travel. My dream is to read for a living, which is why I started offering beta reading services on Fiverr in 2019, and I am loving it!

About the author

Chris Cloake was born in 1964 and began telling stories a couple of years later. He grew up in Kent, England. He is motivated to write by a deep interest in life, particularly the cruel, deeply flawed nature of people contrasted with their incredible creativity and inspiration. view profile

Published on November 14, 2020

130000 words

Contains mild explicit content ⚠️

Genre: Epic Fantasy

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