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Review: Dark Beginnings Lance Brody Book 0 [paranormal]

Dark Beginnings (Lance Brody Series, Book 0)Dark Beginnings by Michael Robertson Jr.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

It was okay enough. I finished it without much struggle or forcing myself to. There were some oddball word combinations, like thinking faster than typing kind of issues. There was a slightly annoying level of explicit foreshadowing as "what he was about to see in the next three paragraphs would change his life forever" and such. To me that's a break in the narrative that boots the reader out of the story.

About the story. I think it's meant to lead you gently into the actual series of books, being a Level 0 novella. I glanced at the hint of the next book and won't be getting it. There's no compelling reason for Lance to go on his mission. It's kind of handed to him without his active participation.

That being said, if you want a non-scary "ghost story" to kill an hour or two, it's pretty okay.

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