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Review: THE BRAVE TALE OF MADDIE CARVER

The Brave Tale Of Maddie Carver by Stacia Kane
Genre: urban fantasy
Format: ebook

My synopsis of The Brave Tale Of Maddie Carver:

A short story ebook set in an urban modern-day world where dark powers are apparently awakening and a brave woman’s fight for the light. (I think)

Review:

The cover was created by the author and I think she did a bloody god job of it!

This is a short story ebook freebie by Stacia Kane as a gift to her readers last christmas 2010. I thought that was really nice of her!

This is the first time I’ve read a work by this author and I think Stacia Kane has a very good “voice“. The story telling quality is compelling. But seeing that this is a short story, I think the story got cheated out of a proper world building and character development. I felt that there were a lot of potential there that were not fully realised which left the reader feeling not very satisfied. That something was lacking… hanging… I guess there wasn’t enough room for proper plot build up… But seeing that this is a freebie, one can’t really complain… However, having sampled Stacia Kane’s work, I think that her books would be moderate to fast-paced with compelling story telling quality, which I always like in a book! 🙂

Below is my quantitative breakdown of this book:
Story telling quality = 5
Character development = 3
Story itself = 3
Ending = 2.5
World building = 2
Cover art = 4.5
Pace = 4.5

Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 5 cherries

Buy Link:
The Brave Tale Of Maddie Carver is a free story from Stacia Kane which can be downloaded at:
pdf direct link
Scribd
Smashwords
Stacia Kane’s: On The Books

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09/06/2012 - Posted by | book review, Cherry's reviews, ebook, magic, review, Stacia Kane, urban fantasy

2 Comments »

  1. Yup. good coverart, I could certainly not do it

    Comment by Blodeuedd | 09/06/2012 | Reply

  2. Oh I'm following that link over now to get this! I didn't know Stacia wrote this or I would have picked it up before. Thank you!!

    Comment by Melissa (My World...in words and pages) | 13/06/2012 | Reply


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