Monday, May 14, 2012
Book Thoughts: Ethos: Morning Star
Ethos: Morning Star is a long work that takes you on a journey you'll not soon forget. With believable characters, Ms. Finkbeiner weaves an intricate and complex story that intertwines the fate of two worlds in a web of mythology, science and love.
Brianna Armstrong and Kalen are the main characters and they have such an intense rapport from the beginning of their acquaintance that it's almost painful to read about their bond. Initially, Brianna's insecurity about whether her feeling are reciprocated make her appear weak and whinny creating a difficulty to want to root for her. However, as her relationship with Kalen becomes clarified (they are to be just friends due to the importance of the situation they're in), Brianna's angst is bearable and the reader and Brianna can now focus on the story at hand -- saving two worlds from a powerful evil that threatens to annihilate everything and everyone in two realms.
Magic and sorcery are creatively and sparingly utilized so that obstacles are not easily overcome. There is real struggle, deceit and puzzling prophecies involved making it difficult to predict how things will eventually turn out. This makes Ethos a really fun read as the path to resolution is not clearly laid out.
In Ethos: Morning Star, Finkbeiner has written a work that can well become a sci-fi/fantasy classic.
P.S. - Did I mention that Ms. Finkbeiner is a graphic artist as well?? These images for the book are of her creation.
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