Monday, April 20, 2015

Q is for A Question of Will by Alex Albrinck

They murdered his wife and son. They burned down his house. They beat him within an inch of his life. And then they realized they had the wrong man.

They should have killed him when they had the chance.

Will Stark is a self-made multi-billionaire, happily married and a proud father. He arrives home to find his house destroyed and his family murdered, and is himself rescued from certain death by a mysterious trio.

His rescuers are part of a splinter faction of a centuries-old secret society that has developed incredible technological advances, and unlocked the method to release humanity's innate potential, and skills long thought the realm of magic. Will was mistakenly believed to be a key dissident and fugitive, on the run from the primary group, known as the Aliomenti.

Society believes him dead, and Will elects to work from the shadows to learn the secrets of the Aliomenti, secrets that can help him seek his own form of vengeance.

Or, perhaps, become the man they'd sought all along.

My Review:

I have mixed feelings about A Question of Will. I wasn't sure I liked it in the beginning...but by the end it had really won me over.

In the beginning Question starts off slow. Yes, it does start off with quite a bit of action. The Aliomenti have sent Hunters and and Assassin after Will and his family. People die, things explode. But it just seems to take a really long time for all of it to happen. Things don't really start to pick up until nearer to the end of the book. Also throughout the book there are A LOT of secrets. Once they are revealed everything else in the book makes sense, but until then the book at times gets annoying with all the mystery.  

 I would go into more detail but it would definitely be a spoiler and the whole part of why I ended up enjoying the book was how it all fell neatly into place at the end. 

See that's where I get confused feelings. The ending...didn't see it coming until it got there. Yeah, I had suspicions, but nothing concrete. The author did a really great job of bringing it all together and answering a lot of questions or 'what the heck?' moments that had popped into my head while reading.  The ending of the book really made the book. The ending is a great lead in to the next book in the series, but it isn't a cliff hanger. There's still a few things I want to learn more about, but considering it's a series that's to be expected.

I'm giving it 4 out of 5 stars because of the pacing in the beginning of the book. I do plan on picking up the next book in the series. Also A Question of Will is currently free on Amazon so I would definitely say to pick it up and if you do I'd love to know what you think as well. 


I got this book from Amazon because it was on sale and decided to review it for this event. All opinions in this fair and honest review are my own.


  1. Sounds like this one would make a great movie--maybe with the tighter pacing of film, they could "fix" some of the problems you mentioned.

    1. I could definitely see it being a movie. Also as a movie I could see the pacing being evened out. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Interesting. I love a good revenge story, but I'm always disappointed. They never seem revengey enough to satisfy me.

    1. It's less of a revenge story, more of an origin story.

      Thanks for stopping by! :)