“The Song of Unmaking” by Dean Barkley Briggs

Today’s review is part of the blog tour for “The Song of Unmaking,” by Dean Barkley Briggs. This is the third installment of a five-part series in the Legends of Karac Tor.

Briggs’ tale of a foreign land – the crisis of another world caught up in a sweeping epic journey – is one of personal dedication to his four sons. That is to be admired, for start.

Readers will find the style of writing a twist between C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, with the complication of the sentence structure much closer to the latter. Briggs’ writing carries the mystic feel of a fantasy land full of adventure, similar to the atmosphere that The Hobbit. 

Personally, I found the experience bittersweet. I am sure that part of it is my stepping into part three of the tale, and I would be best acquianted with the characters and plot at the starting point. However, there are parts of easy reading and parts of greater difficulty, which reminds me of Tolkien’s complex style.

In the end, I feel that Briggs did a fine job with his book. It’s certainly not my preferred reading, but I am glad to have been honored with the opportunity nonetheless. I do recommend the book, at the starting point, for those interested in fantasy series. If you liked Narnia or Lord of the Rings, you’re certain to love this series. So, if you’re in the market for book three, check out the SG Store for a deal.

If you haven’t read yet, might I direct your attention to a sweet contest? Check out the attached pdf below for the details of this contest, but be sure to enter by December 1, 2011.

Release: Briggs Contest

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PS – thanks to Glass Road PR for a complimentary review copy of the book.Disclosure: I have received a reviewer copy and/or payment in exchange for an honest review of the product mentioned in this post.