Review: “The High King’s Embalmer” by S. Copperstone

“The High King’s Embalmer” by S. Copperstone

Available from: Amazon
Released on: 4 July 2014
I received this book free in exchange for an honest review.

Description: The royal family’s shape-shifting embalmer is intent on finding those behind the assassination attempts of the family. To further complicate things, he is kidnapped by bounty hunters, escapes, but finds himself hunted by the king’s own men. Can he find the source behind the deaths before the heirs of the family are extinguished?

Review: Did this book have an actual plot? I’m not really sure, and yet strangely, I didn’t mind so much. It would normally bother the hell out of me, but it didn’t in this book.

That being said, it did feel like it needed a bit more beta reading or content editing; someone to catch the repetition (use the term “unusual narcolepsy” again in the same chapter and I’m gonna…) and help smooth timeline transitions. I found myself getting lost in the timeline at several points, which did pull me out of my reading experience.

However, despite this, I liked the book. The world was fascinating, especially as I was obsessed with Egyptian mythology in middle school, although in a story this long, I would have liked to see more put into the actual world-building that we did see and more of the situation explained for the reader. I liked our narrator, too. I really got into him as I read along.

So, it had its share of things I would have liked to see differently, but on the whole, it was an enjoyable book and I think I’ll be looking on to the next one. 4 Fireballs.

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