Nils by Hamon, Kennedy, Carrion - A Review


Nils: The Tree of Life details the power struggle between nations with different philosophies in terms of technology, spirituality and culture. Amid betrayal, destruction and death, young Nils and his father are looking for answers to the eternal drought and famine that is plaguing the land.

WHY I LOVE THE BOOK
The colour scheme for the book is soothing, yet eerie and dark. The watercolour style lends a true atmosphere to the story. Dialogue is exceptional and the chemistry between Nils and his father brings warm feelings to the heart.

The complexity of the characters also makes it difficult to categorise most of them as good or evil. They are well-rounded and their motivations fleshed out.

DISLIKES
The story gets complicated towards the end and the pacing muddled. It feels hurried to force a conclusion.

WHO IS IT FOR
This is a Nordic fantasy tale. Fantasy tale lovers might want to take a gamble on this.

Many thanks to Magnetic Press for a review copy.


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