Reviewed by -- Shadow Walker
Book Review of -- Call to Arms: Nations Fall by Randy Lindsay
Overall star rating --- 3
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Book creation ratings
Overall total, out of 30 -- 18
-- Story & characters -- 3
-- Cover & title -- 7
-- Editing & formatting -- 8
* based on a 1-10 scale with: 1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*
The review --
The first five lives of the story are the most important part of the book for me. The author either sucks me into the story or I give up on it. The only thing I really enjoyed in the first 46 pages of the book was the introduction of the President and Vice President into the story. I was ready to stop reading it until business picked up on page 47.
I found my mind drifting countless times during the first 46 pages of the novel. I was interested in the political, social, and military plots of the story, but the religious angle turned me off. The characters never really grabbed me and I never really connected with any of them.
I was happy that two characters survived the ordeal and the ending was good. The second half of the book swings along at a nice pace and held my interest. I didn't appreciate using the Mormon Church in the fashion the author did. It totally turned me off to an important part of the story line.
I wasn't a fan of the author's writing style. The imagery just never grabbed in this book. I noticed several sentences that suffered from poor word phrasing in the book. It was a well edited book. It's not a book that I'd read again, but it's worth reading for the ending. Enjoy!!!
Genre -- Military Fiction.
Age recommendations -- Fifth grade through adulthood.
Sex content rating -- None.
Violence rating -- Mild for a war story setting.