Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Book Review: Seventh Night by Kay Iscah

Book: Seventh Night

Author: Iscah

No. of Pages: 260

Genre: Fantasy, Fiction

Publisher: Amoeba Ink

I have earlier read the novella 'The Girl with No Name' - a very interesting and a very different kind of storytelling. I enjoyed and looked forward to this novel.

Seventh Night turned out to be a simple tale of prince, princes, a sorceress, a cruel king of wizards and a whole wizard kingdom.  

As with the novella, I liked the novel too. The simple story is woven around a nice set of characters who learn from life and each other. A little bit of suspense and a little bit of magic and a little bit of treachery. Its all mixed up nicely in the cauldron of fine, yet simple story telling.

The simplicity of the story telling strikes you the most with the simple life lessons being expressed without preaching. Iscah has the knack of doing that.

For me, 'Seventh Night' which is interesting the name of the central character of the story, was not really the central character. My attention was actually riveted around the 'Girl with No Name' who is a full grown woman (lady, women, old-lady – cant say – after she is a shape shifting witch who can take any form). For me, she held the story together.

Seventh Night is a nice little novel for light reading. I hope and wish Iscah to continue writing more in this universe of characters. She has some good characters in hand and a nice story can be woven out of their abilities and universe.

Ratings on Book Review Parameters:

Cover Design: 3.5 / 5

Writing Style: 4.0 / 5

Characters:     3.5 / 5

Story / Plot:    3.0 / 5

Climax:            4.0 / 5

Overall:           3.5 / 5   

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