Wednesday, 20 April 2016
The Chamber - Dominic H. King
I was incredibly lucky to receive an e-book copy of The Chamber (Twin Worlds Trilogy #1) directly from the author Dominic H. King in exchange for an honest review (I also received the second and third book in the trilogy so there will be a series over view to look out for when I'm all done).
The story is told from the dual perspectives of Kal and Daine and we follow them in their quest to save their own world from the same evil called the Reaper. The dual perspective is done extremely well and it is immediately obvious which character you are following in each chapter.
Kal and Daine are both excellent characters and are really well developed. I don't think I can say if I had a favourite between the two as they both have their own good points and bad, I really enjoyed their different and yet similar journeys to their final destination towards the end of the book. There is a whole host of really interesting characters too, I particularly like Thaan the head Shadow. he has a really good back story and he is a complete bad ass. I hope we see more of him in the future books.
The worlds are really well built and the enemy, particularly the Arrochom so far, are described in all their horrifying glory. Imagine giant spider type things with pincers that scream. They are definitely terrifying.
The story itself is incredibly enjoyable and it was very hard to put down as I always wanted to read "just one more chapter" to see what happened next. It's also very fast paced and I think incredibly well written and thought out.
My only real complaint about the whole book was the second half seemed to not have been edited or proof read as there seemed to be a lot of errors. None of them were big enough to pull you completely out of the story luckily, but there was all of sudden from about half way through a lot of them.
Overall I really loved this book and I really look forward to reading the next two books in the trilogy to see what happens to both Kal and Daine and to see if they can succeed in their mission.