"I read all kinds of books, but some of my favorites are science fiction/ fantasy. Some of my favorite authors are Tolkien, Edgar Rice Bouroughs, Robert Jordan, Terry Brooks, and George R.R. Martin. There is in my opinion another great author on the horizon by the name of LeAnna Shields. Thank you so much for providing the newest literary treasure in my library, a signed copy of The Alestrion Chronicles: Slaves Redeemed."- Coral A
You have a terrific writing style. You have obviously done a significant amount of planning and preparation in crafting your work. Your prose is nicely written with details that capture the reader. Right from the start your plot was very engaging. You do a nice job of slowly making your way through the story with details and a certain voice that allows your reader to really interact with the characters (who are all round and very nicely developed). The greatest value in fiction, it seems to me, lies in what we can learn about our own lives when we take time to analyze someone else's- even if it is just a character in a story. Characterization is one of the most important elements of any successful story. I always love it when I leave a story feeling like I know the characters. This is true for your prose. So many authors rush through their stories without really developing them. Not you. Your book read like a movie in my mind. You have crafted a quality piece of writing.
manuscript review team
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