Intrinsic by Jerry Collins
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
"In a world where nothing is as it seems comes a woman with the power to possess the souls and wills of men, to do with as she pleases. Jatara thirsts for world domination, moved by an unrelenting drive to capture and control the minds of her subjects."
This intro sets up one heck of a backdrop for the story to be told. Intrinsic, written by Jerry Collins, is the first part of an upcoming fantasy series with a ton of potential. There is a lot going on here. Sorcery, magic, and demons surround these characters who unfortunately feel under inflated despite the sense that so much more is going on with them. Perhaps more characterization and fleshing out will happen in later books but I think the story would benefit from those being explored in this one. It's hard to get behind the desires of these characters when you don't understand their true motivation.The story moves very quickly which is something I tend to enjoy however, I can see where some readers might feel rushed through the story.
Intrinsic is a story on the cusp of being epic and it's worth the read if you accept that you might have to visualize the missing parts.
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