Book Review – The Hungering Saga Complete by Heath Pfaff

The Hungering Saga Complete by Heath Pfaff

The Hungering Saga Complete by Heath Pfaff

The blurb:

Twisted by black magic and driven by soul crushing loss, Lowin Fenly, a young scribe-turned-knight, struggles to hold onto his humanity as he battles to rescue that which he values most in the world. Along the way he will be forced to make friends of his enemies, and enemies of his friends. He will grow from a boy no one has heard of, into a man destined to leave the land forever changed, but how will he be remembered? Will he be Sir Fenly, Hero of the People, or will he be Lowin the Dread, a monster to terrify children? The Hungering Saga is a sweeping story that begins in familiar fantasy territory, and quickly twists many of the genre staples back upon themselves.

This is a three book series.  The first book is the weakest.

There were a lot of spelling errors, for example poll/pole, lose/loose – the book needs proofreading.

There were serious technical issues with the ebook – the font size was broken, the “time left in chapter” estimate was all wrong and the last page of the book actually crashed the Kindle.

The first book ends abruptly and if I wasn’t reading an anthology I would have been mad.  The third book also ends pretty suddenly, but at least most things are explained (if not resolved).

The trilogy is called The Hungering Saga, and yet The Hungering were only really in the second book.

The author has  some sort of issue with writing romantic relationships.  Sometimes it’s embarrassing to read and sometimes it’s very uncomfortable.  I don’t know if it’s the author’s wish fulfillment or what, but the main characters (who sleep with each other) have the bodies (and sometimes minds) of young teenagers.  Also the main character literally has magic genitalia that heals the women he sleeps with, so that’s pretty chauvinistic.

I can’t believe they’re charging $18 for this in paperback.  I borrowed it for free from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library and I think that’s a much more reasonable price.

Having said all that, on the whole it was pretty enjoyable, especially the second book.