A Friend's New Book

I have an author friend - Benjamin Medrano, who I know through two writing sites now, and he's recently released his first novel, Ancient Ruins. He writes fantasy just as I do, and his book has done incredibly well. He wrote a post discussing (and promoting) Fire and Gold, which he reviewed, and I want to return the favour.

I gave Ancient Ruins 5 stars when I reviewed it on Amazon. First of all, it's a long novel - I'd say at least twice as long as Fire and Gold. It was the characterization that first caught me and kept me reading, and Ancient Ruins has distinct character archetypes and personalities, and a detailed, complex yet interesting plot that are quite simply wonderful.

The one area where I saw possible improvement was with its editing and general smoothing over of the writing. However, I believe it's since been re-edited. I gave it 5/5 because I enjoyed it that much and I'm not the only one. I'm waiting for the next book in the series now, and I'm curious to see what becomes of the characters, especially Sistina and Phynis.

You can find it here on Amazon and I encourage you to check it out. :) You can also find his blog here. Thanks for reading.
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