Becoming a Druid by Mike Mollman

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A Struggle for Survival.


Grahme has wanted to be a druid for as long as he can remember. Talented but headstrong, he runs afoul of a despotic, mind-controlling mage during his initiation quest. The price of failure is death. Intrigue and distrust has turned the druids against him. Haggard and hunted, he must make impossible sacrifices or lose everything.

–from the blurb about Becoming a Druid

Thank you so much to Mike Mollman for providing me with a digital copy for this review of Becoming a Druid! You can find out more about Mike and his work on his official site here.

Rating: 4/5

Today, I have my review for Becoming a Druid by Mike Mollman. Since I love Celtic mythology and folklore, I was thrilled when I got the chance to review this book. How could I not be? To be honest, I actually don’t know as much about druid lore as I’d like, but I loved Mollman’s take on them in this book. But keep reading to find out more about what I did and didn’t like in this book!

Review

To begin with, I enjoyed the plot of this book. It had a lot of different threads that came together, and I loved how it all played out. In particular, I liked that the plot became more complex as the book went on; in the beginning, it seems like Grahme just has a simple quest to complete, but it only grows more complicated from there.

I also enjoyed all the different characters involved in the story. Grahme himself, of course, was well-written, and I liked his characterization. He had a sort of fluidity; he was equal parts serious and light-hearted, with different sides of his character coming out at different moments. All in all, I loved reading about him and his adventures.

As for the side characters, while I do think some of them could have been given a little more depth, most of them were very well-written. Honestly, I don’t think I could pick a particular side character I liked more than the others; they all had things I loved about them and contributed their own uniqueness to the book.

Finally, I can’t end this review without talking about Mollman’s presentation of the druids and druidesses. As I mentioned before, I liked his take on them. They had a lot of different interesting abilities, most notably their power to transform into different animals. But aside from that, I just loved how much detail Mollman put into everything. I fully understood all the different aspects of their order and how things worked, and I appreciated that.

TL,DR Recommendation

So, in the end, I recommend checking this one out! If you’re a fan of fantasy, then you’ll most likely enjoy this book. It has excellent world-building and an enjoyable plot, in addition to a lot of other amazing elements. And since this is just the first book in the series, I can’t wait to read the future installments and find out what happens next!

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MIKE MOLLMAN July 27, 2021 - 11:07 pm

This is the first review that I received. Thank you for your kind words. I thought my book was fair to good, but you never know for sure until you release it and see what people think. Next time I want to write a book worthy of five stars!

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