BY DUSTIN B FISHER
I sat on this book for a while as, although the pace picks up towards the middle and the characterization of the hero deepens, the opening is slow, and the female characters are a little problematically portrayed (more on that later).
Realm of Kings follows DT who discovers he and his friends have superpowers and are called to save the Realm of Kings.
The writing style shows promise. I know some reviewers have mentioned that there’s too much dialogue and not enough description, but I enjoyed the dialogue. It felt natural and moved the plot forwards. I thought DT was a complex and interesting character with some challenging flaws.
However, some of the female characters seem to be stereotypically sexual in their demeanor, particularly in the opening. I would have liked a little more variation with their personalities.
Overall, I would recommend Realm of Kings to those who enjoy complex worldbuilding and layered protagonists.