I love to read. The best is when I still think about the story when I am not reading it, usually. When reading a Kindle book, I normally do not read the summary once I have downloaded it. I have hundreds of ebooks on my Kindle account and sometimes I like to be surprised by what the story is really about in regards to the cover art.
With that said, I started reading The Sorcery Code by Dima Zales, I had no background information (by choice). I feel a story shouldn’t need it to draw the reader in. This sadly, was not the case. It took me a few chapters to realize that it was not a modern day tale or one that took place in a fictional world. I’m not looking for GPS coordinates, but I had no real feel of when or where the story was taking place.
The main characters, Gala, Blase, Augusta, and Barson, are entertaining, but I felt that most of them were a bit underdeveloped. With that said, I did feel that Blase was probably the best developed of the four of them with his backstory and his issues that he laid out for us.
What I did enjoy about the story was how they organized the tale. Each chapter was in the voice of one of the characters, allowing us to get to know them a bit better with every step.
I love fantasy, fiction, and stories of magic. I really wanted to like it, but alas, I could not get into this story.