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Saturday, 9 June 2012

Review: THE BRAVE TALE OF MADDIE CARVER

The Brave Tale Of Maddie Carver by Stacia Kane
Genre: urban fantasy
Format: ebook

My synopsis of The Brave Tale Of Maddie Carver:
A short story ebook set in an urban modern-day world where dark powers are apparently awakening and a brave woman's fight for the light. (I think)

Review:
The cover was created by the author and I think she did a bloody god job of it!

This is a short story ebook freebie by Stacia Kane as a gift to her readers last christmas 2010. I thought that was really nice of her!

This is the first time I've read a work by this author and I think Stacia Kane has a very good "voice". The story telling quality is compelling. But seeing that this is a short story, I think the story got cheated out of a proper world building and character development. I felt that there were a lot of potential there that were not fully realised which left the reader feeling not very satisfied. That something was lacking... hanging... I guess there wasn't enough room for proper plot build up... But seeing that this is a freebie, one can't really complain... However, having sampled Stacia Kane's work, I think that her books would be moderate to fast-paced with compelling story telling quality, which I always like in a book! :)

Below is my quantitative breakdown of this book:
Story telling quality = 5
Character development = 3
Story itself = 3
Ending = 2.5
World building = 2
Cover art = 4.5
Pace = 4.5

Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 5 cherries


Buy Link:
The Brave Tale Of Maddie Carver is a free story from Stacia Kane which can be downloaded at:
pdf direct link
Scribd
Smashwords
Stacia Kane's: On The Books

2 comments:

Blodeuedd said...

Yup. good coverart, I could certainly not do it

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Oh I'm following that link over now to get this! I didn't know Stacia wrote this or I would have picked it up before. Thank you!!

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