Wesley’s The Runic Trilogy review
As someone who had no idea what the runes was, I feel both educated and entertained. If you are curious about the runes, or want to learn more about rituals and pagan ways I highly recommend this book. It is a spiritual masterpiece in my opinion. How each chapter is a tale that further explores the greater meanings and gives a much deeper significance to runes, and all relative subjects.
The writing is interesting and informative. It both educates whilst simultaneously entertaining, which takes skill. But Wren easily achieves this.
I have to admit that I am not usually one to read books about spirituality, religion, wicca, paganism, witchcraft, or new age religions. But I found this thoroughly enjoyable. I am one to usually read fiction, mainly horror, thriller and mystery. But Wren teaches us to be open-minded. That we should read often and a wide range of materials and subject matters. Reading should help us grow intellect through our passion of intriguing and mystifying journeys. Mystifying is certainly a word I would use to describe this. As well as magical, enthralling, captivating and empowering.
I love the illustrations and symbols within the book. It added an artistic flare, but also helped illustrate points.
My understanding of a contemporary meaning of the runes grew significantly with Wren’s book. Short chapters helped maintain focus and understanding, giving information in bite size chunks, rather than daunting pages and pages of confusing text. Humans learn better in small portions, and this book is constructed based on that theory. The novel includes multiple characters, not forgetting goddesses and elves in a refreshingly up-to-date and believable manner. This masterful creation is caught in the middle of modern day realism, establishing a greater connection with the reader, preying on our sense of what is real to us. And then there is the realm of magic and the supernatural. Though one may presume it may be slow paced due to informing whilst entertaining, but actually the flow and pacing is quite the opposite. Everything, as previously mentioned, is in small chunks, but the pace is fast. An element of romance also comes into play appeals to a wider range of readers.
For fellow readers who also loved this novel, you’ll be glad to know it is the first in a trilogy. So our addiction to read more will soon be satisfied. I find it difficult to believe this is the author’s first and only book as it is so well crafted.