The Hero's Lot

The Hero's Lot (The Staff and the Sword, #2)The Hero's Lot by Patrick W. Carr
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Writing:

Well, I'm praising Deas for Patrick W. Carr and his adventurous series. I really couldn’t be more pleased with this series.

Main Characters:

Errol: Love his growth. Love his flaws. Love his cluelessness and moments of revelation. Just love him.

Luis: I’m not sure what to think about this character. I'm a bit wishy washy on him.

Marten: A bit weepy at times but his su-plot journey is at times just as intriguing to me as Errol’s.

Karele: I really liked this horse master character. Mysterious and wise.


Plot and pacing:

Great and great. Carr just continued to amp up the stakes and cliffhangers.

While it includes religious tones and historical memories that very nearly match those of our own world, it is a high stakes adventure through and through.

The religious allegories, like Scriptural Old Testament Law vs New Testament relationship are not entirely predictable nor easily defined in this parallel world but yet so, so good.

Inconsistencies:

On occasion, fantasy sequels bring about one problem after another in order to make up a series. Not so with The Staff and the Sword! This is a perfect flow from book one and answered so many questions that left readers hanging intentionally in the first book. There is a natural progression that I found easy to follow and kept me on edge as the story unfolded.
Romance:

Clean. Suitable for any age.

I wish that there was a bit more tension in the romance but I also like that it takes a bit of a back seat to the Hero’s journey.

(See She Would Readfor my romance rating system.)


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