review: Elements of Sorcery, by Christopher Kellen


(Disclaimer:  I received the digital version for free through a raffle.   They’re all free on Amazon, though, so it’s not as if I got a “discount” of any sort.  However, if you think I’m inclined to give a better review simply because I didn’t have to pay for the book, read my posts titled “the halfway-through-the-book report” and “the after-the-book report (with tangential tirades)” to see evidence to the contrary.)

Elements of Sorcery is actually a series of shorter works:  Sorcerer’s Code, Sorcerer’s Crime, Sorcerer’s Blood, Sorcerer’s War, and a final (?) story, Sorcerer’s Truth, which I have not read yet.

In all, these stories are not perfect, but they are most definitely readable and enjoyable.  I do not feel that I wasted any of the time spent reading them.  In fact, I’m looking forward to reading the next story and finding out what happens to the protagonist.

(One thing I would say to the author:  Mana and manna do not mean the same thing, and you’re using the wrong term.)

Rating:  recommended.

About Thomas Weaver

For several years, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom (editor). I'm physically disabled, and I currently live with my smugly good-looking twin Paul, who writes military science fiction and refuses to talk about his military service because he can’t. Sometimes Paul and I collaborate on stories, and sometimes I just edit whatever he writes. It's worked out rather well so far. My list of non-writing-related jobs from the past includes librarian, art model, high school teacher, science lab gofer… Although I have no spouse or offspring to tell you about, I do have eight cats. I currently spend my time blogging, reading, editing, and fending off cats who like my desk better than my twin’s.
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