Runebinder by Alex R Kahler

Runebinder (The Runebinder Chronicles, #1)


I received this in exchange for an honest review. With thanks to NetGalley.

Runebinder is a dystopic fantasy about our world a few years after the introduction of magic. The protagonist is male and he is one of the few who have magic.

The characters and the world are would stood out for me in this book. The character development is amazing. It’s profound and there is a lot of slower scenes (in between the high-action scenes), to allow for characters to experience their emotions, and for us to see how they cope.

The world is well built and engrossing. You get sucked into this, and despite a few slow or dull parts, you keep going back to it.

The writing is not fast-paced and the book is quite dense. It’s one to take a while over, not one to blast through, which I enjoy as much as the faster paced books.

[Spoiler- highlight to read]The ending let the book down as I didn’t feel like anything was resolved. I didn’t feel like anything had changed or that the characters had got anywhere. [spoiler]

I enjoyed this, and would give it a 4/5. Based on the ending, I’m not sure I would pick up the second one.