Review of Thane by Travis Daniel Bow

*****
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Travis Daniel Bow has created an entire other world with his YA fantasy novel Thane. This book follows Timothy and his childhood friend Robert through their captivity by the Huctans, and eventual apprenticeships under a rebel force. I started this book and didn’t want to put it down. There are some violent scenes, but they’re relevant to the story and are nothing more than what would earn a PG or PG13 rating on television depending on the editing (My imagination tends to be a little darker ;). I’ve always loved the medieval time period, and he weaves historical aspects about their way of life with his fantasy very well. As far as his technical writing ability, it was written and edited well with no distracting errors that I noticed. The read is relatively fast paced which is sometimes hard to accomplish with the first novel in a series with as much of a background environment as this has. The characters were well developed and likable, with the more modern twist of a female heroine named Selena. If you like spies, swords, fantasy, action and adventure you will certainly find this book a worthwhile read. I can’t wait to read book 2 in the series.

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