Eclipse of the Warrior is a portal fantasy book written by J.L. Hendricks as part of a series. The book is set in Los Angeles where a battle from another dimension has spilled out into the streets. Fae and Vampires lurk in every alley, battling for space. With green blood and no concern for humans, they aren’t the typical members of these races we normally hear about. That’s when a middle-aged woman sticks her nose where it doesn’t belong. Will she be the hero our world so desperately needs? You’ll have to buy the next book, this one leaves you hanging.
I have mixed reactions to this story. I love the plot. The storyline sings the author’s creativity in a delightful tune – one that I’d like to hear more of.
The characters are a little underdeveloped, but that isn’t unusual in a multi-book fantasy series. They will have time to grow. In an unusual twist, after reading the whole novel, I cannot describe the main character – which is a bit unsettling. I can, however, find a possible reason – I think her appearance may change in book two.
My problem was with the flow of the writing. The first chapters I found a bit choppy. Some things were over described and repeated, while others were left completely missing. It was a bit distracting. By the last 1/3 of the book it either improved or I became accustomed to it, because it wasn’t noticeable anymore.
I definitely want to find out where Hendricks takes thing next. I’ll be watching this author and looking for some more books in the future.
Rating: 3/5 stars