Monday, October 24, 2016

Book Review "The Inheritance" by Michael Phillips

If you are looking for a fast paced action filled book "The Inheritance" is not the book for you. If you are looking for a tale that slowly unwinds and focuses on what is happening beneath the surface of things then I imagine you will like "The Inheritance". Michael Phillips writes in a slow, classical style not unlike George MacDonald (Victorian Scottish author whose writings were foundational in leading C.S. Lewis from Atheism to Christianity). Phillips did not want MacDonald's novels being lost to history so he made it his goal to bring his name back to prominence he published updated and edited editions of his writings as well as in their original editions.  Fans already know and love his style, but people unfamiliar with his writing might want to consider what they are looking for in a story. 

"The Inheritance" is a historical fiction book that takes place a small Scottish island (this intrigued me because I am of Scottish, Irish descent). I am major ADD, so I had a hard time following the story as it jumps from places and people. This is the first book in "The Secrets of the Shetlands" series, not sure I will read anymore as I have to be more drawn in. Do not get me wrong Phillips is an excellent author this just was not the book for me.

Disclosure I was provided a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for my honest unbiased review of this book.

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