I have a serious love for historical fiction and fantasy that is clearly well researched and adds a new spin on our history. Don't get me wrong, I love good ole classic fantasy as well, but its nice to read something that is different, new, and refreshing, and The Crystal Crux does not fail in this area.
Werner does an excellent job of research. The historical elements of The Crystal Crux were meticulously researched. In addition to the excellent research, the then fictional and fantastical elements of the novel seemed to fit right in with the actual history, as if it was . . . this isn't fiction, this really happened and somehow my history classes just missed these facts in history. Whats more, Werner uses actual historical figures and infuses them into his fantasy, and he does it in an almost seamless way.
Werner's vocabulary is excellent as well. As I read the kindle version, there were times I found myself highlighting words. Now, I think that's a good thing. It expands my vocabulary as a reader and shows me this author really knows how to write. His ability to not only convey an exciting story while using intricate, flowing, and beautiful language only added to the story itself.
This was an enjoyable read and I would suggest it to anyone who enjoys history, historical fiction, or fantasy adventure. Thank you and HAPPY READING!!!
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