Monthly Archives: May 2014

Full-Blood Half-Breed by Cleve Lamison

Maligned, rebel, fighting genius engages with the establishment for a one time smack down which ends up being the catalyst for all out war.

I received this book from NetGalley for an impartial review.

Wow, I hate to give a thumbs down on a book I received for free…BUT this one just didn’t do it for me. The initial promise of blended martial arts being used against the evil traditionalists was promising. Unfortunately it went down hill from there. The names of the characters and the various cults were contrived. The scenes and character building was shallow, relying more on telling than showing. The special power of what I started calling the “stoner look” which was used for mind control by the zealots was a little deus ex machina-ish. Those are the acceptable things. What I really didn’t like was that the characters often weren’t true to themselves…when they were they became very one dimensional. Some folk may like it – not me.


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