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{September 28, 2014}   Book Review – Van Laven Chronicles: Throne of Novoxos

When it comes to starting a new series as a reader it is always a bit of a daunting prospect. To take on a book that doesn’t have a sequel already written and out can lead to the pain of needing to read more but having to wait for what seems like an eternity. This is especially prevalent in the case of the Throne of Novoxos.

It’s hard to pigeonhole the genre of this book as it has fantastical and sci-fi events to it that are mixed with action, adventure and heavy elements that make psychological thrillers so engaging.

The book is well written from the outset with an extremely well laid out plot and engaging writing style. As you leaf through the opening pages you find yourself being drawn into the novel that seems to bring together elements from human nature throughout the ages.

The story itself follows a classic and timeless plot line that is refreshed by the intricate writings of the characters’ secrets and the many plot twists that keep you gripping your kindle a little too tightly.

It is rare to see such polished and well executed quiet moments alongside fight scenes that do not labour the story with being either too long or too short and also avoid falling into the trap of over description.

The most interesting thing about this book is how well the story bears up under the weight of the different elements that seem almost contradictory in nature from telepathic powers to political intrigue and a desperate romance. It is a book that deserves to be praised as does the author, though I do not envy Tyler Chase and the task of equalling this first book with a sequel that is as elegantly crafted and absorbing.

A great book for fantasy and sci-fi fans as well as those who enjoy action packed thrillers.

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