Friday, April 26, 2013
Act of Will
Act of Will is a fun book. Will is as unlikely of a hero as you'll find in the fantasy genre. The book starts with him hoping to become a full actor in his company because it is his eighteenth birthday but things quickly fall apart for Will and he finds himself on the run and in the company of some true adventurers.
Will has a lot to learn on the road not only about adventuring but about the world, women, and himself.
Honestly there is nothing particularly unique or original in the overall story or the tropes used however it's still enjoyable. Will is an oddly likable character and his companions are all sort of interesting though A.J. Hartley could have developed them all quite a bit more.
If you're looking for an enjoyable and light read then this is a great book to go with. I give it a 3/5 rating.