The Other Magic by Derrick Smythe

Towards the start of social distancing I saw a promotion for this book pop up on twitter and, upon realizing it was a Kindle Unlimited title, immediately borrowed it.

I don’t want to say a ton about the plot right now except for this, if you like fantasy that feels like it has a large world plan and history, you’ll probably like this. Throughout the writing there were nods to a much larger world that the author had lovingly built.

With that said, the writing comes across as a debut work. It isn’t as masterful as the books I typically go for. A good deal of the book is also a travel arc for some of the cast and I found that I enjoyed the story of one of the side characters better than the character who is supposed to be the MC.

(I say all this knowing that at least one of my own manuscripts could use a good deal of revisions dealing with similar problems).

In summary, I liked it well enough that in a couple years when the next one is out I will probably read it too.

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