REVIEW: Titanlord: Of Death and Sacrifice by M. G. Darwish

Hey everyone, today I’m reviewing Titanlord: Of Death and Sacrifice by M. G. Darwish. More info on the novel can be found on Goodreads here.

*This book was sent to me by the author for review but that has in no way influenced this post*

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3.5*

Titanlord is certainly a fast-paced novel – it’s packed with action from the beginning and I pretty much didn’t put it down until I’d finished. I read the majority of it in one day, which is relatively high praise as I struggle to sit and read through a text without breaks. This novel was highly engaging, and I would definitely devour a sequel or another fantasy work by Darwish. I also found the part that beliefs and worship played in the novel to be fascinating, as religion or any type of godly devotion is extremely interesting to me.

Most of my enjoyment of Titanlord came from the way it swept me up in non-stop adventure, but I did have a few technical issues with it. Firstly, the dialogue was very simplistic, and although this suited the straight forward narration of the novel, I found it at times to be unrealistic and hindered my ability to connect to any of the characters. Whilst I was interested in the story, I had no emotional investment in the characters and would have liked to see more development and background. A minor issue that often pulled me out of the novel was inconsistency of tense. Relatively, this didn’t affect my reading experience much, but confusion about tense and having to reread paragraphs did slow down my engagement.

Overall, Titanlord wasn’t a perfect read, but I would encourage you to give it a go if you enjoy fast-paced fantasy novels that has some great female characters!

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Until my next post, please feel free to keep in touch via the social media linked above, and thanks for reading!

– hatterell

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