Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Book Review: Spellwright by Blake Charlton

Blake Charlton is dyslexic. He was able to overcome it by reading fantasy novels in seventh grade. That inspired him to write. Spellwright is his first novel, and it is an outstanding one. It follows the story of a cacographer, the equivalent of a dyslexic wizard - he misspells spells left and right. He ends up becoming part of a major prophecy even though a few years before it was determined that he was not the one the prophecy spoke of. This novel was very well thought out and I was very impressed. It was very unique and creative. It was a bit obvious that this is Charlton's fist novel, but he has more to follow and I am sure his writing will only improve. He plays with words a lot, which I enjoy. It was fun to read a completely brand new fantasy novel.

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