I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
Brilliant... Intelligently written. I loved this book.
I can't say that it was an overly happy story, as it was predominantly a lot of batters both within and outside of one's self. The Rage Within follows a man named Kellan from his past to his current state and events beyond his control rage on around him, with him drawn to the center more often than not.
The Rage Within is written by B.R. Crichton and the man knows his battle tactics. This is his debut novel and barring a couple of occasional typos, you would never know it. It was thrilling to experience the amazing against all odds tactics that would leave you vying for the "good" side to win... The world that he has created is expansive and imaginative. The characters draw you in to their stories and they develop as people before your eyes.
This fantastical beliefs and races are ones that have been more than glimpsed in other stories. This is a book that stands on it's own in originality. The book opens in a way that may turn the timid reader away, but if you can delve into this world head first and hold on for the ride, you will not be disappointed.
Crichton paints a fierce enemy and gives a face to evil, but nothing is quite as it seems in this action filled thriller. The world is described so that you can imagine you are there, listening to the conversations of the characters that he has brought to life. Each character has it's own flaws that also helps them stand out. It is refreshing to read a book with such a lively character base and interactive environment, where so many stories fall flat in mere dialogue and internal thoughts.
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. You should definitely read this book if you are into action, battle scenes, fantasy, internal battles, sweeping landscapes, and memorable races. The ending does a good job of providing closure, while still leaving you with hope for a visit back to the mind of Crichton.