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- Into The Savage: Nomad’s Pursuit
- Kenneth Brown
- Endless Ink Publishing House LLC
- 84 pages
Colossal-1 is plagued by a disease that is said to have been spread by a madman; Crager, who was once for Colossal-1. The toxin has claimed the lives of many including Grayson Wells mother. Grayson Wells is a poster child of sorts for Colossal-1 even though he has never been in battle. He and a team of others set out to find Crager for the survival of C1. But will Grayson survive during his mission, leaving the city for the first time into the savage?
About The Author, Kenneth Brown
Kenneth brown was born in the Philippines but eventually moved to Kentucky. He is the author of several books including Into The Savage: Nomad’s Pursuit Part 1. If you would like to learn more about Kenneth Brown and his books, follow him on Amazon.
I will admit that I fell victim to judging a book by its cover. The cover of Into the Savage: Nomad’s Pursuit is actually really nice and I love the use of color. The comic book style is what comes to mind when I look at the cover. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it just isn’t to my taste.
Nonetheless, the summary to the book is what intrigued me. So, I decided to give it a go. Right away I liked the voice of the main character, Grayson Wells. He had a way of talking that I enjoyed reading, so I kept going through to the end.
This novella is a quick read, so I would recommend it to anyone who needs something to occupy their time on a flight, sitting in a waiting room, or just wants something to entertain their time with. I personally took the time to read it on my way down to Georgia. It was a 15 hour drive so I definitely had more than enough time to read it!
The book was quite enjoyable but I can’t help but feel disappointed when it comes to the depth of each character that was presented. Once I finished the book I felt like I only really got to know Grayson Wells.
I could add in Crager too. Though, I don’t feel like I got to know Crager as much as Grayson in the book but I did know his personality by the end. It was an enjoyable personality.
Where it fell short was with every other character. If the characters were explored more, the novella easily could have been a novel. I didn’t feel emotionally attached to many of the characters that seemed to be important for the story.
What I liked
I loved the adventure. The story mainly takes place in this this wild, overgrown, untamed forest. There are so many unique creatures that I could picture easily. I would by no means ever want to encounter them either!
As a reader, I know that this is Graysons first time encountering anything like this as its his first time outside the city walls. I liked that the author made his reactions to what he saw very realistic. He wasn’t some amazing hero that knew what to do and did it perfectly every time. No. He was flawed like everyone and did the best he could while encountering every beast and adversity thrown his way.
Lastly, despite the hecticness packed into this novella, their was humor thrown in. I quite enjoyed it as it actually fit well with the chaos.
What I didn’t Like
As you can probably tell from earlier, I didn’t like the lack of depth in the characters. I probably would have been pleased if each character had been explored at even half the level of Grayson. The side characters were like acquaintances to me. I wanted more.
Into the Savage: Nomad’s Pursuit does plainly state that it is Part 1 but I do wish this part had been longer. I liked the very beginning because it took the time to describe all of Grayson’s surroundings and his thoughts. This lacked throughout the book. It may have been done to keep up with the adventure. Though, in my opinion, the fast pace wouldn’t have been lost with a longer story.
I enjoyed reading this story and I was able to get through it quite quickly. The point of view was fantastic and the creativity was flowing full force. I’m giving it a 3.5/5 stars (check out my other reviews here) simply because I wanted more. I don’t consider this novella to be a bad read by any means. In fact, I think quite a few people would like it, even people who don’t normally read the sci-fi genre. It just could have had so much more to keep me engrossed as a reader. Overall, it’s a good read to help the time go by! If you’d like the book or like to check out his other books, click on the buttons below:
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I enjoyed having a quick read but also wanted it to be longer. Oh, the conundrum! I’m not much of a sci-fi reader but I still really enjoyed this book. Which, of course leads me to believe that you will too. What do you think? Would you give this novella a read? Let me know in the comments below! I’d love to hear your thoughts.
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