Book Review: Agoness 


Title: Agoness

Author: Cage Dunn & Cisi De

Pages: 232

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Science Fiction, Supernatural


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4starMy Rating: 4 Fireflies.

Agoness is a story following a military leader named Landis, who is tasked with protecting a religions daughter, named Agoness. Even with the religion now forbidden within the kingdom, Agoness must stay alive, and fend off the loud mouthed evil Queen and her snotty, arrogant son. There are some pretty big battle scenes, lots of strange magic, and chaotic surprises.

This was a read that didn’t shine for me until about half way through. I had quite a difficult time understanding the beginning of the book. I was actually pretty confused. I’m glad I made it to the end though, because it gets exciting. After a few chapters I started to understand a tiny bit more about what was going on, but still lacked understanding when it came to the story. I would say it wasn’t until after chapter seven that I grasped the situation and enjoyed the story more. Speaking of chapters, there are many chapters within this book. I found it interesting seeing each chapter being so short, but the authors made it work somehow.

Descriptions were plentiful, though I felt there was a bit too much at times. I also misunderstood many scenes. I’m not sure if my brain wasn’t awake, or the story didn’t grab my attention in the beginning. I also assumed there was going to be some trigger warnings with the way some scenes were worded, but my assumptions turned out to be false, and no trigger warnings activated. Instead some strange rituals were done, which is a relief. It also would have helped to have the exact age of Agoness. Well, actually the age of Landis would have helped as well.

The battles are what caught my eye, as well as the unexpected baddies. Though I wondered how enemies obtained such chaotic magics, and how magic even came to be in this world. This book showed an exciting display of how battles can keep us entertained. The battles beyond half way through the book were pretty exciting. I felt a sense of chaos and disorder in this Kingdom, and I loved it. I do hope the authors continue on with their fighting scenes in future books, because they sure hit the spot.

I enjoyed how real Landis was. He’s brave yet he clearly has anxieties, worries, and fears that normal humans posses. He is a leader amongst his men, and does a good job at inspiring them. He’s made many sacrifices for his men and the people around him. Agoness is a character I didn’t particularly care for, though her having a divine type personality lacking emotion made it hard to get attached to. Though, it fits her role well. Every other character had unique personalities, and I enjoyed the dialogue.

Despite its slow start and its confusing descriptions at times, I enjoyed its chaotic battles and uniqueness. The villains were extremely hate-worthy, making you hope they get destroyed, which I appreciate when it comes to the baddies. I also loved how the authors kept it real when it came to emotions and dialogue.

I was gifted a copy of this book by the author.  I voluntarily read and reviewed this book. Reviewing is what I do as a hobby and I will always give my honest opinion.

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  1. This sounds like a really good read – your write-up has definitely intrigued me! I’ve been looking for some new books to suggest at my next Book Club meeting, so definitely gonna suggest this x


  2. This was a fantastic review, I wanted to read more! Even though you mentioned how lost you were at the beginning of the book, your review still made me want to go out and get this book. I have yet to read a book with this kind of lord of the ring type setting. I’m am not sure if I’d like it, but this review definitely gave me some encouragement. This’ll definitely be going on my winter reading list. Thank you for the fantastic review.

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  3. I feel like I get confused very easily at the beginning of books, especially in the last few years. My mind is not as limber as it used to be. The confusion can be discouraging, but I am glad it all made sense in the middle and end!

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    1. I know this feeling! This is why I always finish a book, even with some confusion. Because they may end up being epic. This book is a good example of reading it till the end, because it’ll leave the reader satisfied. I’ve noticed it’s easier to get into a book when introductions ease their way into names and places, rather than all of it at once.

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      1. I agree! I don’t like being dropped into the middle of an unknown world with no understanding of what’s happening. I at least need a friend saying “hi I’m —— and you can help me save the world. First we are going to meet this crazy wizard that is going to curse us blah blah blah” But more subtle… you know what I mean, hopefully.

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      1. All mine are author requests. Trying to do them in order to be fair, some netgalley one skip due to the fact they have deadlines. All pretty much indie books, so none to little reviews. Then I just sneak in my own books here and there.

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      2. Sounds like a plan. Wow, all author requests! You’re a busy one!!! I’ve yet to try Netgalley. Plan to in the future, but I’m enjoying doing reviews for indie books as well. We have a fun hobby huh 😛

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  4. Another excellent review, Rob. I have this book already but haven’t cracked it open yet. I do like battles and am definitely looking forward to those based on your review. I’ll make sure I pay extra attention at the beginning of the book too. Happy Reading. 🙂

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