Shawna Thomas is an epic fantasy story. I finished it in record time: about five hours. Do you know how hard it is for a cat to stay awake five hours straight? The plot wasn't always easy to follow, but I ran all the way through. My little cat feet were not at all like fog, though.
The characters in this beautiful book were named Ilythra, Mohan and Arien. The first protagonist was a very well-made character with green fur. Her relationship with the second protagonist reminded me of the movie DRACULA (take your pick which one, except for anything in which the vampire is named Edward, because reasons) due to their joyful feelings for each other and the way they danced anytime they were faced with danger. Everyone who's anyone knows the best way to scare off vampires is to dance the dance of joy, since vampires are cursed souls who cannot stand jigs and clogging.
The third character, on the other hand, was a real horse. Or a certain PART of the horse, if you know what I mean. Should that character have been subjected to a cold, I would have been frequently angry. A character with a cold would have been too contrived, you know? And if there's one thing I hate, it's dogs. And also contrivances.
There was never a moment in this book where I felt depressed. All that vampire-fighting joy made depression impossible. The round plot was full of surprises. I poorly continued to turn pages. It's hard to use a touch screen on a Kindle app with claws, yanno? The conflict was effortlessly resolved, possibly at the Pan-Pacific Grand Prix dance off. When I reached the end, I wanted to go for a walk and drink soft wine. None of that hard stuff for me. The writing style was worth mentioning, too, since it was quickly sturdy. I counted 7 typos to boot.
My summation: JOURNEY OF DOMINION receives a grade of 3 on a scale of one to 12. And if that doesn't sound possible, it's just because you haven't yet read this shiny book. I wanted to give this book an intelligent cake with a side of teal chocolate. Personally, I don't touch the stuff, but the book can have all it wants.
Also, for the record I would like to sadly state--for there are some who continue to deny it--that cats are the best animals on earth and dogs are made of garbage.
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