Avatar Of Apollo: Book 1: Adventures In Fairy-Tale Wonderlands
By Solomon Merid
I received an ARC copy of this book for free in exchange for my honest opinion.
Well. What do I have to say. I only got 12% through Avatar of Apollo before having to stop. I just could not force myself to read it.
I takes a lot for me to not finish a book, and unfortunately Avatar of Apollo checked all of the boxes, and possibly added a few more. When the characters have names such as Shardumshakaz and Marara Nargansami Volkar, it does not give you the right first impression, and yes I did check the spelling of those names multiple times.
From what little I read of Avatar of Apollo, it seemed like Merid was not entirely sure about what he wanted to write about. There were a combination of the Greek Gods, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, magical creatures and space-travel that I just did not get. Yes, you read that right, and yes I am also trying to understand how they work together.
The Greek Gods can cast spells. Shardumshakaz controls the Death Riders (Nazgul) on a different planet but wants to get to a young boy called Jason (like the Greek hero, he also has a brother called Troy and a sister called Helen I believe) on Earth.
When spells were cast, Merid always said ‘the Teleportation charm, Teleporto’ or whatever the spell was cast, even when he had told us what it was before. it only took a few times for this to start to annoy me. Every little detail was over explained, and then some.
I really want to know what happens but the writing has just put me off. I have no idea if Avatar of Apollo gets any better beyond the 12% mark, but from what i had read, I do not have much hope for it. I wouldn’t recommend reading Avatar of Apollo unless you are willing to brave the horrible writing. But if you do please let me know what happens, just because I could not read it does not mean I am not interested in how it turns outs.
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