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Eye of Dominion: A Review

This is the second book in the Labyrinth of Labyrinths series by David Staniforth and was gifted to me in exchange for a review. Alloria was the first and I reviewed that book here.

Eye of DominionFirstly, this cover is just epic. Got to be one of my favourites and just adds to the awesomeness of this book.

I really enjoyed Alloria so was fully expecting to like this book as well and I wasn’t disappointed. David Staniforth keeps getting better and better and this is my favourite book by him so far.

The characters were brilliantly consistent with the first book and I was very pleased to see Fluffy was back. I like how a small side plot in book one was taken to fill the mainplot in this one, although I missed all the explorative nature of the first one. This one focused more on relationships and learning over the discovery of new planets, almsot glossing over that but I still enjoyed what I was given.

Plotwise it was very nicely paced, nothing too fast but also nothing too bogged down by description. There were also some great character points of view that added to the story. The previous books lore was also built on really nicely giving the feeling of learning along with Alloria about her powers and the possible things that can happen in her world.

Occasionally the book was a little predictable, although this isn’t always a problem with a book, but at other points it was also brilliantly surprising and there were a few twists and solutions to problems I didn’t see coming.

All in all a really good read and I’ll definitely be wanting to read any more the author writes.

Alloria: A Review

This is the first book in a new series by David Staniforth and he gifted me a free copy in return for my review.

Like the Fuel to the Fire series that I’ve also been reviewing of David’s this is fantasy and starts off from the pov of a young girl who has an amulet that open up Labyrinth like portals for her. The younger main character gives quite a young feel to the story but a good sprinkling of adults helps keep it interesting for audiences of all ages.

I loved the storyline and adored the relationship between the main few characters. While I read I often found myself grinning at something that was said or done. Really can’t fault the book. Didn’t notice any typos, didn’t ever feel jarred out of the story and adored the characters.

The plot felt fairly typical fantasy but it didn’t bore me and I wanted to keep reading, in fact I still do. Definitely hoping there will be more of these.