The Depths [Review]

Posted June 4, 2015 by Stephanie in Review / 1 Comment

The Depths [Review]The Depths by Paul Neslusan
Published by Smashwords Edition on December 9th 2014
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Thousands of feet below the surface world and tucked behind a waterfall lies a ceaseless juggernaut of commerce, the six tiers of the city working together to provide anything desired. Some come to Solypse for trade; others simply come to disappear. Though the descent to the city is treacherous and long, it is lucrative for those willing to brave the trek. Those who stay are bolder still: for in a city full of those who wish to be forgotten, the real rules are often made in the shadows.With promises of wealth come promises of power. As evil brews beneath the city, clandestine power struggles between politicians, magicians, merchants, and assassins bring the city of Solypse to the brink of annihilation. With a temple unable to help and a council unwilling to save its own people, it is up to an exiled dwarf, a reluctant assassin, and a failed priest to save the city.

Title: The Depths
Author: Paul Neslusan
Series: Solypse Book One
Genre: New Adult, Fantasy
Pages: 232
Published By: Author on December 9, 2014
Challenges: 2015 TBR Pile
**I received my copy from the author in exchange of an honest review**

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Thousands of feet below the surface world and tucked behind a waterfall lies a ceaseless juggernaut of commerce, the six tiers of the city working together to provide anything desired. Some come to Solypse for trade; others simply come to disappear. Though the descent to the city is treacherous and long, it is lucrative for those willing to brave the trek. Those who stay are bolder still: for in a city full of those who wish to be forgotten, the real rules are often made in the shadows. With promises of wealth come promises of power. As evil brews beneath the city, clandestine power struggles between politicians, magicians, merchants, and assassins bring the city of Solypse to the brink of annihilation. With a temple unable to help and a council unwilling to save its own people, it is up to an exiled dwarf, a reluctant assassin, and a failed priest to save the city.
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This one was a little difficult for me to get into. Once I did get into it, it still didn’t rope me in all the way. It took me a long time to finish the book. I like the concept of the book and I like the premise of the book.

It’s just a very complex novel especially for it being less than 300 pages. I think that’s why it took me so long to get through it. What I could get through and understand was good and I enjoyed it. But I like my fantasy to be a little less complex and easier to get through.

I think that this is best for people who enjoy Game of Thrones, The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings. I would consider it more New Adult than Young Adult. But if you’re into fantasy and you enjoy reading fantasy, you should give this one a try. Who knows, you may dive into more than I was able to. There are mostly 5 star ratings of this on Amazon. I just happen to be one of the ones who took a while to get through this.

But I will say I enjoyed it. And the reason I’m giving it 3 stars is because of how long it took me to get through it. I don’t know if I was just going through a slump or because of how busy I’ve been with work and wedding planning. But, I did like it. So if you like fantasy, try it out! 🙂

 

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Did you read The Depths? If so, what did you think? Do you think this book sounds like something you’d read? Leave your thoughts in the comments! 🙂
two-half-stars
Stephanie
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One response to “The Depths [Review]

  1. Debbie

    SHort and sweet review! I’m not the biggest fantasy fan but some novels can be just that good that it’s hard not to love them and so I usually do read a fantasy blurb if the cover appeals to me but tbh this one didn’t do much for me at all. The blurb had me bored and the fact that it’s less than 300 pages with complex issues being dealt with has turned me off the book.

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