Review: Seeking The Storyteller by Jessica Walsh & Briana Lawrence

15 January 2014

Title: Seeking The Storyteller

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 I know of the Storyteller, it whispers into the man’s ear, I’ve met him. If you promise not to kill me, I’ll take you to him.

Alix Andre DeBenit and Randall Fagan are Hunters, part of a hidden network of humans who track and kill the monsters lurking in our world so everyone else can pretend they don’t exist. But when a living shadow mentions someone called the Storyteller, Alix hesitantly decides to learn more.

They say the Storyteller lives in a massive library full of books that tell every being’s life story. He can read
these books, rewrite them and change anything he wants, even if
it’s already happened. That’s the power Alix wants, the power to bring his murdered family back and he’s determined to make the Storyteller do it.

He just has to decide if working with the very creatures he’s supposed to kill is worth it

If you turned the manga plot into a book, this would be the result!

Alix Andre DeBenit and Randall Fagan are Hunters, they hunt the demons that lurk in the night.
But when they get a visit from a shadowy demon telling them about the "Storyteller" and his ability to rewrite  past doings. Faced with the possibility of a new start, what will they do?

Never trust a good summary, it can always go wrong. 
I wanted to like this book, I really did. 
The base seemed interesting enough. The performance trough, was inadequate.
The main storyline quickly multiplied into various other storylines and you just got overwhelmed by an abundance of information.
The key points of the story which were supposed to have an impact, have been done too soon and spoken like it was nothing.  
Nothing was well planned or carried through

The characters lacked execution. They were shallow and  not explored enough. There are just too many of them. 
You have two main characters, explore them, give them substance, don't add more half-assed characters that aren't going to be fleshed out as they deserve.

My least favorite character was Mira the happy go lucky dumb little fox girl that actually carries a lot of power.
Such a typical manga character, I mentally cringed whenever she was around.

All in all, I liked the idea, the potential is there.
In the next book I would love to see less manga-like plot and more fleshed out writing. 
Congratulation to Jessica and Briana on publishing their first book.  
It can only get better from here! 
Free copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review

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