QUEENS OF ANTARES – Bloodline Returned by PR Pope,
Volume 1 of the Bloodline Trilogy,Â Elsewhen Press,Â Â£2.99
Reviewed by Rex Sumner
Synopsis: Â two sisters and their brother move to the dotty grandmothers house where they find a disc. Â Saying the words on the disc they are transported to Antares where they find that granny is the hereditary Queen hiding from the usurper, and they inspire a revolution to overthrow him.
Characterisation: Â I don’t know what they look like, and they are a little one dimensional. Â One moment childish, the next adult, which can jar. Â Similar applies to all the others, especially the usurper.
Narrative: Â goes along nicely at a decent pace. Â Not a great deal of description.
Conversation: not great, a little stilted.
Overall, it’s ok, but is too simplistic for an adult audience which will grow weary of it. Â Quite hard to finish, actually, but kids may enjoy it.
Marks from me D, I wouldn’t read it again and I don’t think I shall read the sequel.