Thursday, August 6, 2020

DNF Review - The Black Hawks (Articles of Faith, #1) by David Wragg

Title: The Black Hawks (Articles of Faith, #1)
Author: David Wragg
Pages: 429
Publisher: HarperVoyager
Release Date: 3rd October 2019

Blurb from Goodreads:

Life as a knight is not what Vedren Chel imagined. Bound by oath to a dead-end job in the service of a lazy step-uncle, Chel no longer dreams of glory – he dreams of going home.

When invaders throw the kingdom into turmoil, Chel finds opportunity in the chaos: if he escorts a stranded prince to safety, Chel will be released from his oath.

All he has to do is drag the brat from one side of the country to the other, through war and wilderness, chased all the way by ruthless assassins.

With killers on your trail, you need killers watching your back. You need the Black Hawk Company – mercenaries, fighters without equal, a squabbling, scrapping pack of rogues.

Prepare to join the Black Hawks.

My Review:

-DNF @34% -

Vedren Chel is bound by an oath to his step-uncle and finds himself doing mundane tasks and dreaming of home.

Then the kingdom is invaded and Chel has the chance to get out of his oath, but first he must deliver the prince to safety.

Chel and the prince find themselves with the Black Hawks, a group of mercenaries.

But can Chel trust them?

Going into The Black Hawks I was looking forward to reading it as it sounded like a good read with lots of action. However, it ended up not being for me.

Chel was an OK protagonist, but I didn't feel that I connected with him.

None of the characters really stood out for me.

The plot was OK but I really struggled with the writing style and to feel invested in the storyline.

It got to the point where I was forcing myself to continue and so I decided to DNF.

I might try to read this again at some point in the future.

Unfortunately, this wasn't for me.

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