Temple of Ice by Christian Cura
Meet Tama, an adept winter mage of Khione, a beautiful, dangerous land. Bloodthirsty monsters roam the frozen wilderness, and the unforgiving elements are a constant. Tama and her friends—Kachina and Masou—are on the cusp of completing their education at the temple where they have trained for the past four years. They need only to do one more thing: earn the Goddess Tira’s final anointing. But to do that, they must fight through hordes of corrupted creatures and endure the perplexing obstacles within Mount Orodani.
The road before them is long and bloody, and Tira’s evil sister, Malsumi, won’t stop sending her minions until she is strong enough to break free of her prison. Tama fights valiantly to defend herself and her people from these twisted monsters. But she will soon discover the real threat is much closer than she initially thought…
What I thought
I received a copy of this book from the Author, in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I really wanted to like this book and when I accepted it I really thought I would. Sadly this book was not for me. I tried I really did but the story did not grab me in anyway. When I realized that I was trying to find reasons not to read this book I realized that it was not for me.
If you have read my reviews before you probably know that I am a character driven reader. I need to like someone in the book at the very least and in this case I did not like anyone. The main character Tama is like Jekyll and Hyde, there was one scene where she just flipped out on a character that wasn’t mentioned until she flipped. I had to go back to see if I missed something because it caught me so off guard. What was really off putting about all of this is that she does it repeatedly to the people that are supposed to be her closest friends.
The other thing in the book that I just did not like was any of the action/battle/I don’t know what to call them scenes. To me they felt flat. No tension was built, there was nothing that made me feel anything during these so I was not invested in the outcome at all.
I am not saying that this was a bad book or anything. It just was not for me. I could not connect to it in anyway and that is okay because we all can not like every book out there.
If the synopsis appeals to you and you want to give it a shot the e-book is only .99 right now on Amazon.