The Undays of Aralias Lyons by K.L. Horvath (Review)


I received this free from the author in exchange for an honest review

Aralias can move back in time. He is a traveller. Clara Heartwell is a widow and an archaeologist who crosses paths with Aralias when he comes to return a lost relic that was given to her. Together they work together to save his son Jack who was kidnapped by a mad who wants power over time. They are faced with many dangers along the way.

The Undays of Aralias Lyons was an OK read. It is set in the Victorian Era, with a steampunk setting with some fantasy added to it. The description was very well done and very vivid. The creatures were also very original and there was some good world building. It is obvious the author has a great imagination. The writing was good, but I did notice a few times that there were commas where there wasn’t supposed to be commas, and no comma when there should have been one. It wasn’t the biggest issue, but the story probably could have done with a little bit more editing.

The characters, to me, were not that memorable. I didn’t really connect to any of them and that is why I am only giving a 3 star rating. I was not bothered at all what happened to the characters, which is unfortunate. If the characters impacted me more then I probably would have enjoyed The Undays of Aralias Lyons more considering there was a lot of the story which was character driven, and a lot of scenes where Aralias and Clara were just bickering.

The story itself was good, but when I got about 30% in, I just started losing interest. A personal opinion, but I think the author failed to keep the momentum and the suspense going. This led to me enjoying it less.

Overall, a decent book, which is fairly cheap if you own a kindle. If you are a fan of steampunk, then this is a book that you should probably give a go.

MY RATING: ★★★☆☆


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