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Restriction by C.M. Raymond Review

Title: Restriction

Author: C.M. Raymond

Published March 15, 2017

293 pages, Kindle Edition

Rating: 4.23


In a world where magic is forbidden and punishable by death, Hannah finds herself on the wrong side of the law. Accused of using illegal magic to save her dying brother, she must rely on the help of an enigmatic old man who possesses unimaginable power.

The Founder has returned to right the wrongs of the unjust and Hannah holds the key to unlocking a power greater than his own. But can she learn to trust herself and the magic coursing through her veins before it’s too late?

Set in a far-off future where only the strong survive, Restriction is a thrilling fantasy tale of heroes and villains fighting for control of the Age of Magic. Enter this world of monsters and magic and discover a story unlike any other.

About the Author

C.M. Raymond earned a PhD in philosophy, but he doesn’t let that stop him from writing pop fiction. He lives with his family in a river valley in Western Pennsylvania and enjoys being outdoors, whether in the woods or the city.

He’s the author of the Steel City Heroes series and the fast-paced Jack Carson Stories, starting with The Devil’s Due.

Editoral Review

Restriction by C.M. Raymond is a thrilling and captivating novel, released on March 15, 2017. Raymond is an accomplished author known for his excellent works in the science fiction and fantasy genres.

In this book, he explores a post-apocalyptic dystopian world that captures the reader’s imagination and emotions with stunning, breathtaking scenes. Restriction is a must-read for fans of the genre and those who want to bask in the beauty of brilliant writing that takes you on a journey of self-discovery and survival.

The novel is set in a world where society has crumbled, and humankind is on the brink of extinction. The earth’s resources are depleted, and the air is toxic.

The story follows the life of a young girl called Adira, who is born into a world of chaos and danger. However, she is special, and she holds the key to the survival of the human race.

Adira’s journey is intertwined with other characters who are forced to navigate through the dangerous wilderness while warding off monsters and surviving environmental hazards. With Adira’s fate hanging in the balance, she must learn to use her special abilities to save humanity and restore balance to the world.

Raymond’s writing is superb, and he masterfully crafts every scene, drawing the reader into the story with every word. The characters are well-rounded and three-dimensional, with realistic emotions and distinct personalities.

The plot is well-paced, full of action and suspense, with a compelling mystery that keeps the reader engaged. The themes of sacrifice, family, love, and survival are deftly woven into the story to create a richly imagined world.

One of the novel’s strengths is the vivid description of the post-apocalyptic world. Raymond’s attention to detail creates a plausible picture of a world on the edge of collapse.

His world-building skills are second to none as he expertly crafts a story that is both scary and fascinating. The author uses unique and ingenious twists to turn the plot in unexpected ways, creating a book that stays with you long after you have finished it.

However, the novel’s pacing suffers in some areas. Some scenes feel unnecessarily long, and the story could be streamlined in places to create a more cohesive and tightly knit plot.

Additionally, the novel falls into familiar tropes of dystopian science fiction, but Raymond’s writing skills elevate the story and make it worth the read. Overall, Restriction is an excellent read that will appeal to fans of dystopian science fiction.

Raymond’s storytelling skills are undoubtedly remarkable, and he delivers a beautiful narrative that is both entertaining and thought-provoking. The book is well worth a read for its brilliantly executed suspense, action, and storytelling.

I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a compelling and thrilling read. I give it four out of five stars.