Isinda by Rhett C Bruno
Isinda is a world inhabited by several races. One race, the Deimor, used to reign supreme over all these races because they are a warrior-race. The other races did not like this and decided to field a huge army to defeat the Deimor. Their incredible number was just enough to succeed, but immediately afterwards their alliance broke up and every race started to war amongst themselves again, as they had in the past. This is the world in which Zano lives. He’s the offspring of a Deimor and a Scaldor, which makes him a Blood Scaldor and by definition a slave. When he gets rescued from being sacrificed at a young age he travels the world with his new master, learning the ways of the other races. Anger is still in his heart though, and he travels back to his old village for retribution, inciting a revolt among the slaves and beginning his new journey as leader of the Blood Scaldor…
I’ll start with the good thing about this book. The prologue was really philosophical and tantalizing, even though it consisted of only two pages. It made a lot of promises for the story, but sadly enough it failed to deliver. The descriptions are rich, but overdone. Whole pages are dedicated to describing things that have no value at all for the story, needlessly going into detail where most minds would give their own interpretation. All the races are excessively described, which only reminds you that this is a young writer with nothing new to add.
The story is overly aggressive, everyone resorts to violence very quickly and nobody really seems to care about some extra dead bodies. Slaughters are commonplace, yet the people are still naively trustful. The combat is also very unrealistic and full of impossible feats of strength, which is rather frustrating to read. I take no pleasure in writing negative reviews, but I wouldn’t recommend this book to anyone. I’m afraid that Rhett C. Bruno took his shot at too young an age, which clearly shows throughout the story.
This Isinda book review was written by Koen Peters
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