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August 17, 2017

Review ~ Ekata: Fall of Darkness by Dominique Law

by MK French

Asher grew up on Ekata, a utopian world of peace and spiritual purity. He always had visions of death and destruction, which is unheard of in his world, and he was ostracized for it. He learned of the prophecy regarding Ekata and Earth, and had to find Alexis, who grew up in New Zealand feeling as though she didn't belong. Together they had to learn how to hone their psychic gifts and save both worlds.

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Ekata
September 2017; Bad Poodle; 9780473374952
ebook; fantasy
I found it really difficult to get attached to the main characters of the story. I had no real drive to complete the book, as a matter of fact, and didn't really have a lot of concern about the fate of the worlds. In fact, the character I liked best was Daiviat, who was sent off about a third of the way through the book.

It's not that the characters are poorly described; we're in their heads and see all of the conflicts that they have. There's little depth to the characters, and I just didn't find them very compelling.

The "teens with special gifts that have to save the world" trope doesn't feel redone in a new way here. It is listed as the first book in the Ekata trilogy, but I'm honestly not very interested in reading more about these characters or the world they live in.

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Born and raised in New York City, M.K. French started writing stories when very young, dreaming of different worlds and places to visit. She always had an interest in folklore, fairy tales, and the macabre, which has definitely influenced her work. She currently lives in the Midwest with her husband, three young children, and golden retriever. 

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