Book Review

The Unchosen by Simon Markusson

The Unchosen Book Cover The Unchosen
The Queen Beyond
Simon Markusson
May 7th 2019

Everyone believes he’s the Chosen One. They’ve made a horrible mistake.

When a madman claiming to be a wizard mistakenly identifies the cynical farmhand Nathelion as a hero foretold in prophecy, he eagerly plays along for a free and adventurous journey. But he would have stayed home if he’d known the flattering title came with such deadly baggage.

Joined by a ragtag band of followers with more lofty ideals than common sense, Nathelion marches toward a noble destiny he borrowed for personal gain. As they draw ever closer to the Chosen One’s fate, however, the skeptical imposter can’t help but start believing in something bigger than himself. Especially when that bigger thing is an ancient evil that wants to sever his limbs.

Will Nathelion’s little white lie get his party killed and destroy the world?

The Unchosen is the witty first novel in the Queen Beyond epic fantasy series. If you enjoy unlikely heroes, sweeping storylines, and madcap comedy, you’ll love Simon Markusson’s satirical tale.

I received an advance review copy for free from Book Sirens, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

So I am not really sure what to think of this book. Fantasy isn’t my go to genre but I saw this book and read the blurb and thought I would give it a shot. This book doesn’t change my mind for the Fantasy genre.

I just couldn’t get along with it and I am blaming on the fact I just don’t like Fantasy because in general there wasn’t anything really wrong with this book.

The characters could have done with more depth; I didn’t feel as if I could relate to them and I hated that. But overall they weren’t too bad.

There wasn’t much of a story line. It was like this was a first book that should have been a second book. You know when you get one of those filler books where nothing much happens, they start at one location and end at another. Well this was this book and it was such a let down!

I just don’t know, I couldn’t connect and not a lot happened and when it did it was just literally skimmed over.

Overall, I didn’t quite enjoy this book but I supposed it was some sort of pleasant read.

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