Review by: Scott
Valcoria by Jason King is an excellent offering from a first time author. Starting in a futuristic setting with a man that has seemingly lost his mind and become a tyrant. His wife manages to bring him back to himself, but at great cost to them both.
From there the book seemingly flies in a totally different direction and the tie ins to the opening scene come slowly. I did actually really enjoy the slow revelation of what had happened in the opening scene as well as learning what it really led to.
I honestly didn't know what to think when I started reading this book. I had expected a bit more of the traditional epic fantasy and it started out very differently. It didn't take too long to get more into what I was expecting. The characters, though fairly numerous, are well written. The changing perspective can get a little confusing at times until you get a real grasp on them. The incorporation of the advanced technology into a traditional fantasy setting worked out very well. The magic system was also pretty unique and I enjoyed learning about it.
I'll be sure to look into more from this author in the future.