Plot/Idea: The twin stories of Lynd and Gai are touching, effective, and compelling. Dyson slowly reveals a time discrepancy between their arcs that further draws readers into their stories as they hunt for clues concerning who is where and when.
Prose: Though Dyson's descriptions can be clunky, especially their use of metaphors, the overall dialect is superb in this story. The heroes sound true to their impoverished background and markedly different from the nobility in their world—a somewhat unusual feature from similar novels.
Originality: Although the idea of a "light" power (Elix) contrasted against a "dark" power (Ruin) is not new, Dyson injects so many additional details and points of interest into this classic set-up that one hardly notices the familiar elements.
Character Development/Execution: From Commandress Ada to Mac, the cast is thoroughly engrossing, with few outright villains, and readers will find those characters who do possess villainous qualities easy to empathize with. The cities of Hop, Carpé, and Electri feel like characters unto themselves, each with a distinct personality.
Blurb: The tale of two siblings with extraordinary powers, Myracles in the Void is guaranteed to keep readers entertained from the characters' humble beginnings straight to their fantastic conclusions.
Date Submitted: August 30, 2022