Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Book Review #195 - Xor: The Shape of Darkness by Moshe Sipper

Xor: The Shape of Darkness

On his twelfth birthday Lewis Nash comes home from school to find that his house has blown up to smithereens, killing his father. Having lost his mother in an accident four years earlier, Lewis realizes he is now an orphan — but he has no time to dwell on it. The moment he gets off the school bus a fearsome wolf-man tries to grab him. The boy is saved in the nick of time by Master Long, who reveals to him that he’s a Shaper from a place called Xor, which is being devoured by the Realm Pirates. Lewis learns that he must do his utmost to become the powerful Shaper he was destined to be.

Because, it would seem, he’s the one and only chance Xor has.
My Rating: 4/5
I received this book for review from the author. The author's Goodreads page is here.

Before reading this book I was expecting it to be science fiction themed. To my pleasant surprise, it read more as fantasy.

I liked Lewis from the second he was introduced. He was a young, innocent, likeable child who I found developed steadily throughout the book.

The world building in itself was really well done. I found that it was perfectly paced and was described amazingly well.

I would have liked more information about certain things like his adoptive parents and their deaths.

Overall, I found this book really enjoyable as it had alot of action and it was an interesting concept with Lewis being a shifter. I would recommend this book to any fantasy readers.

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