Book review: Adudan by Dario Giardi
Marcel lives on a small island off the coast of Brittany. He dreams of becoming a famous writer but in his dreams he discovers his destiny and his true identity. A dream journey that takes him to the magical world of Atlas. There he finds out that he was Railen, the elite guard of princess Adudan.
For Marcel those visions are the first piece of a story whose roots go back to the dawn of time. Memory by memory, he begins to piece together his past, narrating to us the events that forced him to part with his beloved Adudan.
Dogged and constantly threatened by the Draconians, a cruel alien civilisation, the two lovers must separate in order to protect the Crystal of Atlas. But they can’t run forever, the day will come when the Draconians manage to track down the Crystal; and when that day comes mankind will have to be ready and trained to defend itself and write its own destiny.
- Book cover – 4 points - the body position of the woman in the bottom right of the picture just doesn’t look natural to me; it was a decent attempt by the illustrator
- Cohesive storyline - 5 points – the story has a logical progression
- Spelling/Grammar/Punctuation (SGP) – 3 points - misspelled words, missing punctuation, missing words, misued words, missing/misplaced commas
- Character development - 5 points – you definitely get to know the main characters in the story
- Credibility - 5 points - I found myself caught up in the fantasy world; that makes it credible for me.
OVERALL: I enjoyed this book, even with the SGP issues. This is just a nice love story about self-sacrifice and living for love with a hearty dose of good vs. evil. I’d recommend Adudan to those who’d like an easy and pleasant read.