Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Review: The Watcher by Joshua Pantalleresco

About the Book:

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On the top of a tower, guarded by dragons, the Watcher gazes out into the horizon. While the rest of his tribe work and toil, The Watcher questions what is beyond the walls. Determined to find out, he escapes his captors trying to find out just what is out there.

An imaginative and engaging story, The Watcher will help you see poetry in a whole new way. Escape into the world of a slave boy who dreams of something more and journey with him as he discovers what mysteries the world holds.

There is more. The Watcher proves it. Discover it for yourself.

Book Details:

Kindle File Size: 774 KB
Print Length: 82 pages
Publisher: Mirror World Publishing; 1 edition (June 1, 2014)
Publication Date: June 16, 2014

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The Watcher

My Review:

Enslaved by dragons in a compound, the humans have no choice but to obey the commands and adjust to the life of slavery.  The Watcher, however, longs for freedom outside the world of fire breathers.  Will he succeed in his escape?  If so, what awaits him out there?

This book, told in poetry form, takes the reader into a world of slavery; humans made slaves by dragons.  The focus in on one main character only known as The Watcher.  He struggles with staying and continuing the cycle or fleeing the only life he's ever known, leaving behind family and friends.

Joshua Pantalleresco writes an enchanting poem of a post-apocalyptic world ruled by dragons.  The content is original and fresh.  The length of the book is short but it is packed full of engaging words and imagery that is accentuated with artist renderings.  What a wonderful blending of fantasy and post-apocalyptic poetry.

The book isn't as dramatic as I had hoped it would be.  I realize this is suitable for most ages but there was a certain lack of  build up when The Watcher put his plan into action.  There wasn't as much trepidation relayed in The Watcher's voice and actions.

Other than that, though, I found the poetry form of The Watcher to be beautifully written and engaging.  I enjoyed following The Watcher as he contemplated a different life, organizing and executing a plan, and how he handled freedom.  The ending had me wanting to move immediately on to Stormdancer, the sequel to The Watcher.

Review copy courtesy of the publisher at no cost in exchange for an honest review.

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