Book Review: Shadows of Time: The Amulet of Alamin

Shadows of Time: The Amulet of Alamin by Felix Alexander
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Inanna has always protected her son, that’s why she made sure he always wore the amulet. But with her kingdom on the brink of war with another, he disappears, apparently because the amulet is protecting him - even from her. Can she find her way through a war torn Mesopotamian landscape, fighting both mortal and immortal to save her son?

This is a long book. A looooonnnnng book. It has a lot of exposition and backstory, but really my formatting made it way longer than it needed to be - the font was huge to the point that there were only a few sentences per page, which made it really choppy. (I did get a review copy - maybe this is fixed?) I really enjoyed the plot; there was a lot of action and interaction between mortal and supernatural worlds, and honestly some interesting Creation myths that intertwined several cultures beliefs in a way that was actually somewhat believable. Unfortunately the actual writing was juvenile, with a lot of fragments, wrong words and matter of fact, brief dialogue. I found this very unfortunate as I really did think the story itself was fascinating and challenging. I think with some editing this could be a fantastic novel, or even a series.

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