Series: Cloud Prophet Trilogy #0.5
Published on December 25, 2011
Published by Self-published
Format: eBook, 24 pages
Source: Freebie @ Amazon
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Eloh is the initiate. Picked as one of 10 girls who will be sacrificed to the gods in hope that one of them will be The Chosen One. We hang out with Eloh before she hits the stage as her makeup is applied and we learn a little bit about this strange custom, reasons for sacrificing young girls, her family, and boyfriend Ben.
Short stories and novellas often have a problem that there is not much place for the character development. But in The Initiate, we get to know Eloh pretty well. Other characters feel flat compared to her, especially Ben her boyfriend (I just could not feel the love).
The story length is good, not too long or too short. There is enough information and mystery to intrigue me to learn more about this strange world and to find out what will happen next.
The writing is a little bit simple (problem with most books written for a young adult audience), but again The Initiate is too short to get a real taste of what Megg Jensen is capable for. I will have to read The Anathema before giving any final conclusion. And since it’s free at Amazon (like this prequel too) it will probably be soon.
I recommend this book to fans of ya fantasy.