Book Review: Wracked

Wracked (Saga of Ukumog #1)Wracked by Louis Puster III
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It’s hard to sort things out when you wake up with a mouth full of dirt, and quickly ascertain it’s from your own grave. Fortunately someone fills him in on his name, but why is Wrack here, exactly, and more importantly, who is he? How did he come by the strange powers he has, and will he ever be sure if he is a good guy or a bad guy?

Wracked is the first in the Saga of Ukumog and leaves you with far more questions than answers - which is excellent for setting up a sequel, obviously. It is a dark fantasy with characters who both are on a quest and finding their own talents, set in a somewhat ambiguous political climate where dark lords are constantly fighting each other. I really appreciated that the main character is not your typical “knight in shining armor” hero type, but clearly has his own history and back issues that point to some pretty dark deeds he seems to be escaping. While I found the beginning writing to be a bit clunky, particularly with incorporation of flashbacks that didn’t provide a whole lot of inspiration, it really picked up towards the middle and end to where I was reading and didn’t want to put it down. Hopefully that pace and trend continues in the sequel.

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