Birthrights by J. Kyle McNeal
Publisher: Elevate Fiction
Publication Date: 6th June 2017
To escape the burden of his family’s past, Whym accepts an apprenticeship with a master his parents fear and revile. He soon finds himself entangled in a web of treachery and on a perilous journey to locate a creature of myth and magic-a journey that will transform Whym and shape the future of the realm.
Meanwhile, Quint, the son of a powerful religious leader, abandons his faith to join the fight against a corrupt council. As the adviser to a remote tribe, he must find in himself the wisdom and fortitude to save the people from the invading army-and their own leaders.
Civil war looms, defeated foes plot revenge, and an ancient deity schemes to destroy them all. While navigating the shifting sands of truth, the two young men must distill what they believe, and decide on whose side they will stand in the coming conflict.
Today I’m showcasing Birthrights by J. Kyle McNeal. Thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for the chance to read, and take part in the blog tour.
I have read this book, so I know what you’re in for, and for the reference, Do Not Get Attached. Never get attached. You get a connection with someone, and well… You get where I’m going.
Beautifully written, spectacular descriptive writing, and wonderful characters as well. I think that the rest of this series will be a massive hit among readers. I definitely will be looking out for the following book, which we are given a preview of at the end of this one.
Character development was fantastic. Starting as boys, you see Whym and Quint develop into men. The book starts as a child and grows up alongside the characters to become a Man of a book. Other characters in the book, for example Stern, Tedel, and others, are written with as much thought as the 2 main boys. I felt for them, I understood them, I wanted what they wanted.
Let me just say about the front cover as well. It’s just amazing. I’m very tempted to buy the physical book just to have that on my shelf. Throughout the book you get illustrations, as seen above, to give you a better idea of how things look. It helped when it came to things that seemed a little.. weird. I wasn’t expecting them so they definitely added a little extra to the book.