All The World’s Colors: The Queen of the Blue
James W. GeorgePosted 15 May 2020 by the-librarian
One does not often associate epic fantasy with succinct writing. However, this quick 166 page novel is every bit the epic fantasy that fantasy fans could hope for.
There is a large world and cast of characters introduced in this short work. However, it never feels rushed or too confusing. Like nearly all epic fantasy novels, you have to just dig in and learn as the world is revealed to you through circumstances, plot, and character development. Despite being short, there is plenty of world-building and character development in this novel to make me look forward to any future novels in this series.
There are several empires in a world dominated by color. This sounds like a recipe for an oversimplified good versus evil narrative, but the author is able to conjure a world that is rich and compelling with interesting characters.
If you enjoy exploring, discovery, adventure, fantasy, and simply exploring new worlds, this is definitely the novel to pick up. If you have avoided fantasy in the past because you looked at the tome and lost all interest, this is a good balance between the super-long epic fantasy novels and just good storytelling that should engage readers that enjoy any kind of fiction.
Overall, this is a strong entry in the fantasy category. I like my fantasy long and epic so the length was a bit of a disappointment. But the story felt complete and I didn’t feel shortchanged after finishing this read like I thought I might. The length, in this case, I think really adds to the appeal of this novel. I would recommend picking this one up.
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