The Saga of Ukumog Book 1

Fiction - Fantasy - General
216 Pages
Reviewed on 02/20/2014
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Author Biography

Louis Puster III grew up in the Catskill Mountains. After graduating from high school, his family went south to Tennessee. From that relatively quiet town, life launched him on an ever changing journey. Stopping in Atlanta Georgia for several years before heading to Florida and then out to Los Angeles and San Francisco then back to the east coast. His only constant was his desire to tell stories. This creative inspiration has manifested in many forms. Most recently he has begun writing Dark Fantasy fiction.

Wracked is the first book in The Saga of Ukumog, a dark fantasy series about an undead man with a forgotten past, a woman seeking revenge, and a sword with a taste for the souls of dark things.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Wracked - The Saga of Ukumog Book 1 by Louis Puster III is the story of Wrack who finds himself in a mossy grave. He has no clue about how he got there. Lying there, pieces of his past life flash through his monochromatic life. He sees larger-than-life creatures there and suddenly he senses a power and a hunger awakening inside him. Wrack has some unexpected companions, Avar and Brin, on this journey. All of them are looking for something different but their goals lie entwined together. The book is an amazing tale of vengeance and dark stories and will excite readers, especially those who like dark fantasy.

The author narrates the story in the present where the person has lost his memory and to know about this readers are taken to his past. The flashbacks in this book create another plot which the author has blended well with the main plot. The mystery angle, the intrigue and the suspense that comes with it make it an gripping tale. The plot has been written and developed well, along with some powerful characters. The clever plot keeps the readers engaged in the book till the very end.

The book has a bit of violence and dark moments which lend a disturbing quality while reading certain scenes. The twisted plot adds to the darkness of the story, making it more captivating and intriguing. The theme is original and that makes it a refreshing read when compared to many fantasy stories.