The Scribe

This week’s book is one that my coworker friend kept telling me I Had to read.  I also promised her I would write a review on it.  It turned out fine because this is actually a pretty incredible book.  The Scribe – Irin Chronicles by Elizabeth Hunter is a book that I would have eventually read on my own, but I am glad she pushed me to read it sooner.  This book was not as an emotional read to me as it was to my coworker, however it holds a ton of potential to be an emotional read.  You will read about heartbreaking loss, and also hope all in the same chapter.

This book is complete sci-fi fantasy and I loved every second of it.  I read the book in less than a day and could not put it down.  The Scribe takes the common theme of good versus evil and puts a slightly new spin on it.  This book is about angels, fallen angels and the offspring called Irin and Irina.  The time period is modern day and takes place in a few European countries that are not overused in books including the Middle East and parts of Norway.  I really enjoyed this fact because it made the books have a slightly newer prospective.  The characters are well developed and make you want to keep them all safe.

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.  The editing was mostly spot on and I don’t even remember any mistakes that jumped of the page at me.  The story flowed very well and kept me intrigued the whole time.  I was not in a rush to finish this book and was sad when it was over.  I won’t give any spoilers but I will say it is a dang good thing the other three books in the series were already out (I’m a little late to the game as usual).  The author does not go into a ton of detail on the places the characters are in, but enough to imagine a new place I have never been.

The author does a great job of creating mystery around the main character and keeping you guessing rather than just stringing you along and wondering when the book is ever going to end.  I loved this book and at the risk of having my coworker say I told you so, I would recommend it to others as well.  It is a refreshing read and I can’t wait to start the next one.

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