top of page

Book Review:- Rotten Magic (Jeffrey Bardwell)


In a world with artefacts and magic, this book will always have a comparison to Harry Potter and that is undeserved. The story is different, more steampunk and I like the difference. it feels something more akin to Warhammer, than anything else, and the concept of a university tinkering away is a pretty cool concept, compared to the threat of magic and it kept the 'chosen one' trope at arms distance.

All in all, I just didn't mesh with the characters. Devin was as annoying as Harry Potter (unfair I know), but I didn't get much of a sense of 'him' under the suppressed magic, wanting to prove himself, hillbilly chip on shoulder, and showing off and Dru wasn't there enough early on to bring her out. By the time the plot ramped up towards the end, I was loosing interest in the characters before they became estranged.

Good concept, potentially great threat, but it didn't push it enough for me, or make me invested in the characters enough to really root them on. Almost, but not quite for me, but a cool alternative to Harry Potter, with potential.

3 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Book Review - Cold Sleep by Luke ET Hindmarsh

I’ve been looking forward to this one dropping for a couple of years. Even more so, with a binging Mass Effect playthroughs. There is little not to like, a fusion of Alien, Event Horizon, The Terminat

Book Review - The Interdependency Trilogy (J. Scalzi)

Been a while since I've read Sci-fi and had a binge over Christmas that carried into the new year. Book 1 4.5*

Half-Term Cheapness

As it's half-term in the UK and with it being my birthday, The Tryphon Odyssey on is a mere 99p. When warship Tryphon rescues two survivors from the acidic sea, little do they know what w


Post: Blog2_Post
bottom of page