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Breaking Free, by Caleb Monroe (Fantasy Review)

This was a story I found myself able to relate to straight away. What few people may know about me is that I used to be an agoraphobic and didn’t leave the house for close to three straight years, except on very rare occasions when accompanied by someone close to me.

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In Breaking Free, Jacob (an agoraphobic man) encounters a strange mythical beast known as a Griffin, which he soon befriends. I found Jacob’s second person narration to be well constructed and unique. The book was full of action and moved quickly, with dramatic peaks that had me glued to the page.

Jacob’s bond with young Griffin, Shadow is that of best friends. The love and understanding that passes between them is nothing short of extraordinary. When it came to the ending, I wasn’t too sure what to think. It went on a strange tangent and although tangents don’t normally phase me, the way this particular ending was crafted had me rather confused.

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This was a heartfelt tale with many dramatic twists that I feel fans of mythology and fantasy will love.

I give this a rating of 3.5 stars as the formatting of the e-book was rather poor and did make it quite difficult to read. Overall, a short, sweet yet dramatic tale about overcoming past trauma and fighting for what is right.

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Born in 1993, British writer Daccari Buchelli spends his time focusing on his favourite genre, Fantasy. Having developed an early love of literature, he became determined to create his own magical wonderlands for fellow readers to explore. He spent his teenage years working on several Fantasy novellas, which he has yet to release to the general public.

He has since released the first book in a new Fantasy series, which revolves around young royals and the elemental magic that they possess. As an active member of the LGBT+ community, Mr Buchelli hopes to help reduce intolerance and bullying by promoting acceptance and understanding of those different to ourselves.

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