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Thursday, January 20, 2022

Review - Rising Sun by Michael Lee

""In your most dire time, make your pledge and take your place under our celestial banner." As Sol tries to find his way through the trees, the last thing he wants is to spend another second lost in the wilderness.


REVIEW

Be warned! The story from Rising Sun starts without delay and continues at full throttle. Whilst this is a great thing for a fantasy story, in the beginning, the reader will be a bit challenged to keep up with how new characters make their presence. Not a bad thing considering that the reader will be as puzzled as the main character who has yet to (re)discover the world he was brought into, enjoying this way the full experience.

M. Lee creates its fantasy world step by step, giving only the information needed when absolutely needed. Very visual, my impression was that I follow an anime story, but without exaggerations, accessible to anyone. After half of the first chapter, I actually stopped reading and tried to find out more about the author to see the eventual influences and this way the possible directions in which the story could go, especially considering the author's mention that "Rising Sun is a jigsaw of all the different ideas that I've enjoyed reading about mixed together and given life." (Goodreads) Very discreet this one! No website, no social accounts, nothing to give useful information about his background. Therefore, considering his physiognomy and name, I was expected and found Asian influences, and that was, also, welcomed! Except for some of the main character's (together with others) decisions... which, even good for the story, not so much for the readers' feelings. 

I liked the interactions and some dialogues between the characters. I liked most of the action scenes, the variety of the powers involved even if, once or twice, they come as an "impromptu discovery". 

My recommendation is to give Rising Sun a try, you may have a nice surprise!

Enjoy!

Description:

"In your most dire time, make your pledge and take your place under our celestial banner." As Sol tries to find his way through the trees, the last thing he wants is to spend another second lost in the wilderness. But when he gets back to civilization and learns more about the world they live in, he starts to think that maybe being lost wasn't so bad after all. As he tries to piece together the scattered parts of his life, he learns that sometimes it's not who you're born as that's important but what you make of yourself. And if he meets people who are willing to help him understand that then who was he to complain? 

About the author:
Writing started as a hobby but as the world of the Rising Sun grew, so did my need to get it all down. I was always interested in reading as a child with fantasy as my go to genre. I started writing fan fiction as a hobby but it wasn’t until I was going through a rough patch in my life that I decided to properly sit down and write Rising Sun. I wanted to have something that I could say, “This is what I have done.”

While I might not be the best or win awards, if my work is enjoyable then that’s enough for me.

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23 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Rita Wray said...

Thank you for the review.

Diane E said...

I believe this book would be better for my son to read. He is a Freshman in high school.

Bea LaRocca said...

hank you for sharing your review of this book, it sounds like an awesome read

traciem said...

What inspires your book plots?

wghutton said...

thanks this sounds like a great book

Nancy P said...

Sounds fascinating

traciem said...

What is the best advice you have received?

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What is your favorite travel destination?

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Do you have a favorite movie?

laurie nykaza said...

This sounds like a great read that I would really enjoy.

traciem72 said...

What is your favorite type of music?

pippirose said...

This book looks very interesting. The cover is beautiful.

traciem72 said...

What is your favorite place to do your writing?

Stormy Vixen said...

Michael, Rising Sun sounds like a great book for me to read, thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks, Mythical Books, for sharing your review! Have an awesome day!

traciem72 said...

How do you deal with writing slumps?

traciem72 said...

Do you prefer cats or dogs?

traciem72 said...

Here's to a marvelous Monday!

traciem72 said...

Do you have a favorite holiday?

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Do your prefer mountains or beaches?

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Do you have a favorite food?

traciem said...

Do you have a favorite way to relax?

Denise said...

Those beams of light coming down on the cover remind me of a sword in a stone.