Thursday, January 9, 2014

Book Tour: Review – The Sorcery Code by Dima Zales

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7641416Dima Zales is a full-time science fiction and fantasy author residing in Palm Coast, Florida. Prior to becoming a writer, he worked in the software development industry in New York as both a programmer and an executive. From high-frequency trading software for big banks to mobile apps for popular magazines, Dima has done it all. In 2013, he left the software industry in order to concentrate on his writing career.

Dima holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from NYU and a dual undergraduate degree in Computer Science / Psychology from Brooklyn College. He also has a number of hobbies and interests, the most unusual of which might be professional-level mentalism. He simulates mind-reading on stage and close-up, and has done shows for corporations, wealthy individuals, and friends. To read more, click here!

 

From the internationally bestselling authors who brought you the Krinar Chronicles comes a captivating tale of intrigue, love, and danger in a world where sorcery is entwined with science . . .

Once a respected member of the Sorcerer Council and now an outcast, Blaise has spent the last year of his life working on a special magical object. The goal is to allow anyone to do magic, not just the sorcerer elite. The outcome of his quest is unlike anything he could’ve ever imagined – because, instead of an object, he creates Her.

She is Gala, and she is anything but inanimate. Born in the Spell Realm, she is beautiful and highly intelligent – and nobody knows what she’s capable of. She will do anything to experience the world . . . even leave the man she is beginning to fall for.

Augusta, a powerful sorceress and Blaise’s former fiancée, sees Blaise’s deed as the ultimate hubris and Gala as an abomination that must be destroyed. In her quest to save the human race, Augusta will forge new alliances, becoming tangled in a web of intrigue that stretches further than any of them suspect. She may even have to turn to her new lover Barson, a ruthless warrior who might have an agenda of his own . . .

Blaise wants to change things for the common people, to make magic more accessible to them and not just something the wealthy sorcerers use.  When he attempts to create a magical object to make spell casting easier he inadvertently creates a beautiful woman – a naked woman to be exact.

When she was created Galina, known as Gala she knew nothing.  No idea who she is, why she was in that room, who Blaise was – she’s innocent, curious and excited to learn new things.  These two are setting out to change magic for the rest of the world, and not everyone is happy about it.  Gala is in danger and Blaise will do anything to protect his creation.

This was a very different, but interesting read.  Flipping between characters threw me off initially, but I really liked being able to see the perspectives each brought to the story.  It was a unique way the author used each of them to elaborate and expand on the world he created. 

Would I recommend this title?  It’s a quick, unique and very different title that would appeal to a reader who is looking for something new and different to try.  I liked how the story flowed from character to character, despite my initial worries.  With the cliffhanger ending I’m curious how things end between everyone, so I’ll be looking for Dima’s next title when it comes out!

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4 comments:

  1. Great review this sounds like a really unique read! I'm glad you liked it and that you could get used to the multiple POVs that can always be a hit or miss, I find.

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  2. Thank you very much! I really enjoyed your thoughtful review! Sorry about the cliffhanger :)

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  3. Seems like an interesting read. I haven't read it yet, but have been hooked by the first several lines in the review. Well done!

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