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Impulsive: Descendants of the Gifted by Sazer

 

Where a palace may be built up in the sky or below the surface, where those who praise the Moon may intervene with space or time itself, where shimaros bolt through forests and dragons roam free . . . where the heavens once bestowed their greatest blessings—such is the world of Krymenos.

But, as grand as it may sound, an inevitable turn of events has occurred, and its fate now rests in the hands of the most unlikely heroes—humans. They’re young, they’re inexperienced, not to mention vessels of hormones and emotional clamor, but . . . they do have the elements bending under their wills.

So, they might survive. They might embark on the most miraculous journey, they might achieve greatness—and they might just discover themselves in the process.

Note: Impulsive: Descendants of the Gifted contains some harsh language.


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Listed: Aug 26, 2018

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Check It Out On An Impulse, Stay Without A Thought

By Loud Thomas, author of Battle is an Art

Sep 2, 2018: Impulsive-DOTG is a fantasy tale that focuses less on its fantastic nature and more on its main characters and how they handle each other and the new world they’ve been thrust into. And it does this in a spectacular fashion.

Going into a bit more depth, I’ll start with style. Impulse is told mostly from the third-person perspective of the five separate main characters: Sam, Dylan, Zac, Rebecca, and Eddy. The word choice used is excellent at divulging the thoughts of all five of these characters and of the side characters that sometimes hold the perspective. The words used also help to create a clear and concise image of the setting and events that occur throughout the story.

When speaking about grammar, all I can really say is that I’ve noticed no issues at all while reading.

Moving onto the story, my first comments has to be that its general concept isn’t too original. Five teenagers who know each other to varying degrees are brought together through their own mutual strangeness before being whisked away to a new world to save it from an evil wizard. Luckily enough for Impulsive, its writer knows how to breathe life into this story and make it not only entertaining but different when compared to its contemporaries. The world that the five protagonists are sent to is Krymenos which has clearly had a lot of time and effort put into its inhabitants and land. Then there is the magic which I find myself rather liking, due to the two principles available being lunar and solar and the different effects that one can get from these classes. And barring a massive info dump right after the five gifted arrived to Krymenos, all lot of this is expressed seamlessly. All of this takes a sorta back seat to the characters themselves and how they react to this world and the problems that it can issue to them. One spot of issue I do find with the story is that the big bad hasn’t really done enough on screen to really warrant any reaction from me as of now.

And finally, I get to the characters. The main cast can come off a bit tropey but still manage to be not only realistic but rather entertaining at the same time. I personally don’t care too much for relatability, but I find that the main cast can be that as well. Their entertainment factor is only increased once their dynamics with each come into play since they are teenagers and that means that snarkiness and attitude is ripe between them. This is especially true with Zac and Sam. The group’s main mentor Xene is also an interesting character who I have a vested interest in. Most of the side character’s don’t come off as particularly rememberable, but they can be entertaining and tend to serve whatever purpose they have well. There are two characters I will have to withhold judgment on until further notice and that would be Trakan and Fin. These two are to work as antagonists but haven’t given any real sense of character that is more than being power hungry.

With all of that said, I would have to recommend a read of Impulsive- Descendants of the Gifted to anyone looking for a great coming of age tale and a fantasy story that doesn’t lean to heavy on its fantasy.

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