Book Review Trinity

24 Apr

website-fc-1400w-187x300Title: Trinity

Author: Clare Davidson

Genre: YA Fantasy

‘Trinity’, released July 2012, is Clare Davidson’s debut novel. It is an epic fantasy, targeted at young adult readers, with strong crossover appeal into the adult market.

Kiana longs to walk through a forest and feel grass between her toes. But she is the living embodiment of a goddess and has enemies who wish to murder her. Her death will curse the whole of Gettryne. Locked away for protection, she dreams of freedom.

Her wish comes true in the worst possible way, when her home and defenders are destroyed.

Along with an inexperienced guard and a hunted outcast, Kiana flees the ravages of battle to search for a solution to the madness that has gripped Gettryne for a thousand years. Pursued by the vicious and unrelenting Wolves, their journey will take them far beyond their limits, to a secret that will shake the world.

I’m very picky when it comes to fantasy. I’ve read a fair share of fantasy books, so I know what’s been done before, and what is still bright, sparkling new. The concept Clare Davidson introduces us to in her book, Trinity, isn’t bright sparkling new, but it’s not overdone either. People being the living embodiment of gods, I kind of like the ring of that.

The setting and world development is rich and intriguing, but the rest needs a bit of work. The main character didn’t convince me. I know this is young adult, but Kiana reminded me of a ten-year-old brat. I much preferred the male characters. The Wolves were interesting villains, especially with their magical abilities.

Taking everything into account, this book had its good and its bad sides. Ultimately I enjoyed it, but it’s hardly flawless. However, the plot and world building made up for a lot of rookie mistakes, like the love triangle of sorts, and the whiny heroine.

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One Response to “Book Review Trinity”

  1. Clare Davidson April 24, 2013 at 10:48 am #

    Thank you for the review 🙂

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