Book Review: Scarlet Odyssey by CT Rwizi

Rating: 4 out of 5.
Scarlet Odyssey (Scarlet Odyssey, #1)Scarlet Odyssey by C.T. Rwizi
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the fantastic story of the unlikely pilgrimage of a reluctant hero through dangerous lands.

From the start, I was very impressed by the creativity of the author in his world-building, the development of his characters and the strange creatures that populate the pages of this book.

There is plenty of magic, red and black, and a lot of violence and tragedy. You can expect to be continually surprised by the turns of events.

I saw that another reviewer wrote that it was refreshing to read a fantasy novel that is set in Africa. It is not! This is an alien world which has two suns and a red moon. Then author has just ascribed African names to some of the places and characters, reflecting his African background. My scientific brain would struggle to accept two suns if I allowed it to, but I went with the flow, which I enjoyed immensely.

There are multiple threads, set in different locations, and they all tie together very well by the end of the book.

Although Rwizi is probably regarded highly by his friends and family and much-loved, right now, I would like to curse him with one of his own invented magic spells. He has enchanted me to an extent that I am compelled to read the sequel, Requiem Moon. Curses!

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About Lance Greenfield

Blog: email: I published my debut novel in December 2014: Eleven Miles. My second novel went live in February 2016: Knitting Can Walk!
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