The Caldarian Conflict by Mike Kalmbach is a dystopian, fantasy, mystery. I thought this book had an interesting plot line – monks working with pirates to overthrow the city’s tyrant military leader and his henchman. There were sword fights, spells, evil plots, – everything that a person could ask for in a good fantasy.
However, I thought the writing style to be, how do I say, a little bumpy. It seemed to jump around too much with little or no tie between scenes. It also seemed the characters thought too much about what they were doing and analyzing everything – leaving nothing for the reader to figure out.
Since I enjoyed the story itself I was able to make my way through to the end. I think that a little more editing and smoothing out is all it would take to earn four stars from me.