Review Haven of Dante by Leonardo Ramirez

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After having read this fantasy novel I must say I was pleasantly surprised and annoyed at the same time.
Why? Well, the fantasy elements were very well done by this author which made it a great read, but there are some hiccups in names (mixed up at some scenes. Haven becomes Sol, Soledad becomes another name, which threw me out of the story). And then there are other continuity issues that were solved by ‘miracles’.
I guess that’s where my annoyance comes in play, because the miracles and explanations of certain things lean heavily on biblical references and, as you all might know, I don’t ‘do’ religion, and rarely ever read or enjoy books that are very much based on faith.
So, however great the fantasy elements are in Haven of Dante, because of the prominent religious elements this book isn’t one I’d read again.
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Review Dante’s Day Off by S.L. Wallace

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***

This short fell in my lap by pure coincidence, and since it’s only 16 pages on my ereader I just had to dig in. Read it in no time, with great pleasure and with being very annoyed by Dante! Which is a good thing, because it meant the characters were, even in such a short time, well developed. The story captivated me and had a twist and a punch at the end I hadn’t seen coming.

The author shows great insight in human nature and our driving forces. I would certainly read more of S.L. Wallace.

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