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Draguntome, by K. M. Plum (Review)

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Set during the rule of the Black King in the midst of a Medieval world comes Draguntome, a unique fantasy novel. Here, we follow young Kalos as he is finally permitted to explore the world outside of his little village alongside his father.

Secrets and legends pave the way in this magical tale. Kalos’ journey sees him develop into a strong young man, though his character does at times display a youthful ignorance of his circumstances. His kind heart and steadfast hand when in battle make him a truly unique young man. His relationships with other characters are based on witty humour and shared fighting experience.

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The characters had an almost Scottish type of accent bleeding out through their speech, which was clearer in the older characters. The author’s use of imagery painted vivid pictures of the landscape, their use of language fitting for the Medieval time period, especially when it came to speech patterns.

This fast-paced tale showed incredible world-building skills on the author’s part. The characters held a lot of depth within and each had their own secrets and dreams. One of my favourites was Elana, a strong female Captain that has impeccable skill with blades. I loved her vibrant personality and the way in which she affected Kalos from the moment they met.

I loved the amount of action involved, including the epic sword fighting scenes. Although I wasn’t sure where the plot was leading, the action and back-story involved here were enough to have me turning the pages.

Rated 4 stars.
Recommended for lovers of Medieval Fantasy and tales involving knights and magic.

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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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