The characterisation is good in Four Realms Ampheus. There is a nice assortment of interesting characters, and each one a distinct personality. Also. the dialogue is pretty good and it does help to bring out the individuality of the characters. I even liked the Janshai despite them being pretty nasty. If anything Fayette is more interesting than Leo. I liked her feistiness, and the dynamic between them at the start was very promising. I was a little disappointed when they went on their separate adventures and hope their destinies entwine again later on.
I enjoyed reading the authors work. He has a good ability to create an imaginary world and its inhabitants, and the scenario presented in this story is an intriguing one. As I say, I like the world he has created: there is a good sense of place and it's easy to believe in the world, its people and problems.
I liked this book, it seemed more down to earth and gritty than many other medieval fantasies i have read. I felt at any point in time that i was standing among the knights in the castle or riding through the woods into battle. I can’t wait for the next installment.
You can't beat a good book of good versus evil and this is a very good one.
I am sure it will be a hit with the teenage market who have been brought up on Fantasy novels.
The descriptive powers of the Author are great, you really smell and feel the battles as you read the pages.
Look forward to the next part of the saga.