Plot/Idea: Readers will be haunted by Omog'ryl'ak’s plot, and the writing will spark immense contemplation. The novel manages to come across as mysterious while subtly drawing attention to its hidden meanings.
Prose: The prose in the story’s myth is archaic and challenging to wade through in parts, but there are deeper messages hidden throughout that echo the book’s theme—and the background presented in the introduction.
Originality: This novel is wholly original, to the point that genres become intriguingly blurred, and readers will need to be diligent to tease out what is truth and what is myth in the book’s context.
Character/Execution: Jynx is a standout character, a courageous and enigmatic lead that suffuses the novel with boldness and passion. Supporting characters meld into the novel’s mythological context well, while adding whimsy and adventure.
Date Submitted: May 11, 2023