Review – The Apothecary’s Apprentice
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4.5 Star Rating
YA Fantasy by W.A. Ashes
Finally, I got around to reading one of my author buddies books. I won this baby during a release party and I had started to read it after getting it but then put it down and didn’t pick it up again. So a few days ago I finally picked it up again and started only to put it down again. Last night I finally read the whole thing.
Marvelous book by W.A. Ashes. It has been a while since I have read YA fantasy and I mean a long while.
Great storyline. Great character building and history. This series is good as a stand-alone series. Basically, you can pick it up anywhere without losing focus or what is happening. Even though I do request you read from book one.
The basic rundown of the book is that Juliana has joined the members of the resistance against the false king who has made it his mission to destroy magic users from the realm. Her backstory is that when she was young the Obsidian Knights had destroyed her town and she was then taken by a slave traders called the Dires.
With some help from members of the resistance she managed to escape captivity and now is part of the resistance.
This has a wonderful feeling of fantasy without being too contrary or cliche. You have a great character story and tales of adventure with a hint of romance without being sticky or overcompensation.
It is a short novella series so great for young men and women, and those who have short attention spans when reading.
W.A. Ashes has done a superb job on this book. 4.5 Stars was the rating.