Blott (The Canvas Chronicles Book 1) – My Review!!
I saw the cover for this book (recommended to me in my Amazon feed) and was intrigued. I read the blurb and liked what it said, so I picked it up. I’m glad I did!
Synopsis (from the author): When a devastating famine forces Blott to disobey his parents and leave his remote village in search of food, he learns three things that change his life forever.
1. The world outside his village is made up of a giant canvas that stretches all the way to the horizon.
2. A freakish ability that he has kept secret for years means that he can paint life into the fabric, and shape new land around him to save his people from extinction.
3. A sinister voice inside his head has other ideas, threatening to consume him and unleash an untold evil onto the community.
Will Blott create a perfect world, or will he let his inner demon paint with darker colours?
The fate of his people rests in the balance.
What I liked: This book started with a bang! Blott running for his life! The action continued throughout the book and kept me in the story. Daniel Parsons did an excellent job of building a strange world and filling it with interesting characters. Blott, the awkward teen who bleeds ink, Seraph, his best friend, and Arcana, the leader of the town, are instrumental in the book. I connected with Blott and sympathized with his plight. And the evil Alkali was cool! All said, a good read!
What I didn’t like: I thought Seraph could have played a bigger role than she did. Another thing that didn’t make sense to me was Blott’s reluctance to his creations. Blott was brave enough to strike out to find food for the town, but waited until others died at the hands of his creations before fighting them.
Overall impression: I liked this book! The story is original, the characters easy to identify with, and the action well done. I recommend this book to any reader who enjoys a different kind of fantasy world!
My rating: 4 Stars
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