The Road to Magic (Way of the Demon Series, Book 1)

The Road to Magic (Way of the Demon Series, Book 1)

Alexey Glushanovsky

the area that Glushanovsky paints is wonderfully-saturated with components from everywhere in the fable genre—though this isn't easily a story of sword and sorcery. those classical delusion figures are well-executed and feature the sensibility of a professional Russian fable novel, in particular seeing that this is often a part of a tetralogy formerly released in Russia. Readers of George R.R. Martin, Raymond Feist and Stephen R. Donaldson will adore the line TO MAGIC.

There are intriguing parallel narratives at paintings within the street TO MAGIC. On one point we have now the good-looking playboy Oleg Davidov as a modern day university pupil; on one other point now we have Oleg the demon savior of the princess; and on one other point, Oleg the monster hunter. Like Harry Potter, Oleg used to be a standard boy till he's magnificently remodeled into anything supernatural, that's later used as a commentary/comic aid instrument as soon as Oleg is a demon. That’s what you get in the event you dabble in magic with a demoness. hardly does Oleg ever technique the area of myth as an interloper in reality he feels correct at domestic in that international.

After Oleg resolves the princess’s plight, he then takes to the air to profit magic on the college yet now not earlier than Oleg can slay a few monsters in a couple of Herculean feats on his option to turning into a pupil of magic. Readers also will study much approximately Russian popular culture from examining the line TO MAGIC. The complicated tale, relocating alongside at a brisk velocity, offers an clever tackle the character of myth gods and the human courting to either gods and monsters.

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