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Mirrenwood

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This book was very well written, the characters felt honest and realistic. The beginning is a little slow but once the story picks up it doesn’t stop. I was equally weirded out and intrigued by the story. Overall a good read.
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I really wanted to love this book but unfortunately didn't. Just don't think the historical fantasy style is for me, felt like some parts were too overly described and I felt like the first 50% of the book dragged a bit much. 

The later part of the book got better but also found the twist to be strange, definitely not what I expected to happen that's for sure and not sure how I feel about the ending. 

I think my main issue was that I didn't connect with any of the characters possibly due to the era this was set in and found the main character to be a little creepy, also couldn't for the life of me work out how Zimenes is actually pronounced.
 
Its not a badly written book and once you get to about 80% it gets interesting but for the fact that I felt like I struggled through the first half I couldn't rate any higher.

Thank you to Netgalley and Crossword Press for the ARC copy.
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Phew.. One hell of a masterpiece! 
Year 2022 is not here yet but guess what, I already have my favourite fantasy novel of the year! How cool is that?! Guys, Mirrenwood: A Tale of the Unicorn by Andrew Hallman is a must-read! This fantasy debut novel, the first in a projected series is forthcoming in March 2022. Can someone please add this book to Goodreads already?! Duh…

King Adalmund’s illness brought together Master Zimenes, the king’s friend and physician, and Princess Vialle, the king’s daughter on an expedition to the Mirrenwood forest to hunt the unicorn, for his horn is believed to be the only cure for the said illness. 

I didn’t see that plot twist coming and God, it couldn’t be any more perfect. So beautiful, it stole my breath away (Can I say that?). All the hints are there, laid bare from the beginning and everything makes sense in the end. The ending is kind of bittersweet. I’m so glad because the author did not leave readers with a cliffhanger. And I can’t thank the author enough for that. But brace yourself, the anticipation for the next book is going to be a bitch. 

This has been a voluntary review in exchange for the e-ARC I received. I’m truly grateful to NetGalley, Crossroad Press and the author for the chance. Thank you.
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