Book Review: The Undays or Aralias Lyons by K.L Hovarth

The Undays of Aralias Lyons by K.L Hovarth

Published: First published may 2014
Publisher: Booktrope
Format: Ebook.       Pages: 298

Dates Read: 1st January –

Blurb on Amazon:  Don’t miss K.L. Horvath’s compelling time travel fantasy with talking beasts, iron monsters, otherworldly creatures and a desperate father!

For centuries the great Houses of Time have watched over the mythical creatures, those who manipulate the past for their own ends and humankind. But now the houses have dwindled and few are left who remember the mandates. One, in fact, is determined to put the world in its proper place—beneath his rule.

To do that, he’s kidnapped Jack Lyons, the youngest of the Time Travelers. And to get him back and defeat Bliss, Lord Aralias Lyons, Jack’s father, will do anything he has to. He’ll fight wicked spiders, an army of clockwork men, let his son suffer and manipulate time itself in order to right what Bliss has put wrong. He’ll even allow the innocent Miss Clara Heartwell to discover more about the Travelers than most mortals know.

Through secret and deadly deals with dragons, battles back in time and with Jack himself, Aralias has to think smarter, act faster, and be more decisive. Because in the end, saving Jack is all that matters…

My Thoughts:

Firstly, thank you to the publisher for this ARC, through http://www.netgalley.com.

Well… To begin with, I’ve never been so confused when it comes to a book! I had to get reading previous bit, sometimes quite big chunks of pages or a whole a page! There seemed to be too many people all at one time. It got easier but then there would be another bit what made me more confused than before!

I didn’t particularly like Aralias, if I was to ever meet him I’m more like to slap him than hug him. I’d prefer to like the main-man than not like him. The love connection between him and Miss Clara Heartwell wasn’t all that either.  It just didn’t have enough real emotion for me.

Having said that though, it was a quick paced book – probably why I was so confused!! The idea of it all was a good isea, some people may think it was done perfectly but I feel there was something missing. The flow of the book wasn’t there, it seemed to be all over the place!! 

My rating: 2.5/5

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