The Spirit Collectors (Thralldoms, Book 1) [Hardcover]
Loved the book cant wait for more!!!!!
Great book. Original and entertaining as all books by Sharkchild are. Get your copy.
May contain some elements of a spoilersort of.
The Spirit Collectors was a very interesting read. Amory is a youth that wants more out of life. So much so, that he goes against the laws of his island home and visits Tempertime Cemetary before hes learned enough to deal with the magic that resides there. Amory goes on an adventure. Im not saying its a happy adventure, but it is eventful.
This book is well written and has a lot of descriptive prose. Normally I am not into that sort of writing. I find I usually skim over it. But, in all but a very few instances, the author keeps me interested enough in the descriptive writing that I dont skim as normal.
I felt bad for the main character and was appalled by how he is used. But I think that adds to the mystery that you are left with at the end of the book.
Not a long book, its a quick read and very entertaining. Id recommend this book to anyone that enjoys books with a magical element, as well as a subject matter that turns sort of dark. This is good fantasy.
4 of 5 Stars
he Spirit Collectors is an interesting tale once you get into it - and get past the beginning where there is much "fluff" to be had. Descriptions of Amory's favorite flower and what Moons Day is that, at least at this point, seem to be irrelevant pepper the beginning of the novel and can, for some, make for tedious reading, although I'll admit I enjoyed the glimpses into Amory's world and the way it works.
The world spun in The Spirit Collectors is interesting. A world with a giant ocean that literally goes on forever, yet never allows one to connect with any other islands on the planet, though there are more than just the one in which you start, Winder. To get to other isles, you have to use portals, but only those who've been taught are allowed access to these portals. It makes for an interesting background. I have to say, I enjoyed this world, even if it is very odd.
As you read, you learn more about the world in which Amory lives. The only problem I really had with the book was that it ended in a way that left me just hanging. I know this is the first book in a series, but to be honest, I'm used to books leaving off a little less abruptly than this one did. Usually the reader at least has an inkling of the actual intentions of the character or what might be happening. With this book there is none of that, so if you don't like to be left with questions that remain unanswered until the next book comes out, you might want to hold off on reading this one until the second book comes out.
All in all, I do recommend this book to anyone who is looking for an out-of-the-ordinary fantasy novel.
**I received this book free from the author in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own.