Black & Gold: Formation
written by General Asa
published by General Asa, 2015
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Where I stopped reading: location 48 of 2414 on my e-reader
Why I stopped reading: General Asa published this book too soon. It’s in serious need of several more rounds of editing, revising, and proofreading. The story has potential, but it also has a plethora of grammatical errors, punctuation misses, and unwieldy prose.
What others have rated this book: According to Goodreads, the average rating for Black and Gold: Formation is 4.5 stars. There were 2 ratings and 1 review on Goodreads. There was 1 4-star and 1 5-star review on Amazon. Just because I didn’t finish this book doesn’t mean you won’t.
About the book – from Goodreads: Malvia is a world caught in constant war. The three remaining races slaughter their way towards a victory that has escaped them and others for over a thousand years. In the west exists a great Kingdom belonging to the horned, grey skinned race of the Rell. To the north, behind walls of jagged steel and rock, are the Orc Territories where the savage Greenskins live. In the west, ever fortified and watched over by the Inquisition, is the Empire of the humans.
As the war continues there are many who seek to capitalise on its carnage, its pain, and its horror. One such man is the Summoner: a mysterious warrior whose name and past is well known to all in every corner of this violent world. But what plan has he concocted to make his mark on Malvia and what is in store for not only those who stand in his way but those he desperately seeks?
(The world of the Black and Gold is a large and vibrant one. If at any point you feel confused or lacking in knowledge feel free to dive into the Imperial Encyclopedia found at the back of the novel which can assist you with all you find in the story).