The Struggle for Innocence: A Bridge of Magic Novel by Robert Balsley
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Not many books have a preface, a forward, and a prologue, but Robert Balsley does just that in his book, The Struggle for Innocence: A Bridge of Magic Novel. Balsley's consideration and concern for his reader is evident because of these extra steps taken. He wants to ensure the reader has a good foundation upon which to read. He goes on to explain in the forward the importance of the "empath" a group of healers that are unique to an elven controlled city. The empaths are completely in tune with what people feel emotionally whether it be hate, love, or anything in between. Empaths also have healing powers that they use in a very unselfish manner. This is a solid fantasy story with the right mix of elements to catch and keep the reader's attention. The second installment in a series, this novel will appeal to those familiar with tales of dragons, elves, and dungeons. If this type of reading and concept is new to the reader, it may take a while to incorporate and understand all of the different plot twists along with the odd names and scenarios.
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