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(So this is a mini-review for a mini-book aka novella, hope ya’ll enjoy)
If you’ve read any of The Sphinx books, you’ll definitely like this short and sweet look into Xan. I did have a little bit placing this book time-wise in regards to the novels, it is somewhere pre-Hope going to the conservatory but not sure about the exact amount of years—especially tricky since demigods live like forever.
Xan essentially is a fighter—he goes out and tracks and kills monsters. But then something happens at the beginning of the book that gets him in trouble and on trial and he faces the possibility of having to stay at the conservatory. He obviously doesn’t like this, but it might not matter because almost everyone in the conservatory is incompetent and the place is falling apart so they might need his help.
I liked being inside Xan’s head, it’s been a while since reading the second book so my memory is hazy, but it seems his personality is pretty in line with what we get toward the beginning there.
His relationship with his cousin, which we see more of in the actual books, is nice here and really the only relationship he has. Still, it’s a bit more surface just because like the page count can’t be devoted to it.
That kind of goes with all the other characters, I know he’s not close to them but what we get here is just a taste because there isn’t the time.
If you are interested in any mythology based stories (maybe you like Percy Jackson and want something a little more young adult) I definitely suggest Raye’s The Sphinx series, you probably should leave this novella until after the second book at least though. You can find Splintered Souls on Amazon and the author at rayewagner.com.
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