Metzra: A Hybrid World is a delightful tale of magic and mystery. It is a short story rather than a full-length novel, and although I felt that M.U Phoenix could’ve expanded on the story in some parts, it’s a satisfying introduction to the series. The tone is a little odd but I thought it added to the book, as it’s reminiscent of the style used in some fairy tales and myths. Phoenix cleverly spins out the mystery surrounding Arbara’s death, springing surprises on the reader before bringing this quest to an intriguing climax. Raivy is an enigmatic character, but I felt he adjusted to some of the shocks and twists in Metzra: A Hybrid World a little too easily.
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