A Definite Page Turner

4.5 out of 5 stars

The first thing that is apparent in this book is that Austin has a grasp on character development.  A lot of this book was devoted to that and usually I harp on books going into too much detail or being too long because of this but I thought that she did a good job walking that tight rope of being overly descriptive and actually giving great details.  The same can be said about setting the scenes.  They were described well without being too wordy. Unlike I’m being in this description here.

The story itself was enjoyable – I usually do not read a lot of (what I would call) Epic Fantasy usually because of its length – but it didn’t bother me in this story. I thought that the scenes and overall vibe of the book was well told and every part that I would have shortened would have most likely taken away from the pacing and vibe that Austin was going for.

Another thing that is apparent is that Austin loves a good shock and awe (or other may call it cliffhangers).  They happened a lot in this book and every time you think you had something or someone figured out, boom, another change up.  It made for a fast read and a definite page turner.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book and I’m glad that I read it.  I usually don’t pick up longer books like this but I’m glad that I did.

Book Description:

The Tree That Grew Through Iron by McKenzie Austin (Narrated by Gerard Marquez)four-half-stars
The Tree That Grew Through Iron by McKenzie Austin
Narrator: Gerard Marquez
Length: 15 hrs and 30 mins
Series: The Panagea Tales #1
Published by Self Published on August 6th 2019
Genres: Fantasy
Format: Audiobook
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The world's end was his beginning.

Whole chunks of earth are withering away from the mainland, and falling into the sea.
Natural disasters are claiming thousands of lives.
Prayers are no longer answered by gods.
Prayers are answered by machines, and the Time Fathers of Panagea.

Nicholai Addihein, one of the eight ruling Time Fathers, struggles to find a way to save the lives of his people. After a single moment of misunderstood treason, he must also find a way to save his own.

While running from the wrath of Panagea's other Time Fathers, Nicholai lands in peculiar company. Can a fabled immortal, a crew of societal rejects, and a silver-haired woman with a mysterious past, breathe life back into a world on the brink of death?

With all of existence at stake, Nicholai and the others prepare to fight until their last breath to change the fate of Panagea. Who would ever guess that success might be just as fatal as failure?


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