The Edinburgh Seer by Alisha Klapheke – A Book Review

Posted January 19, 2020 by Booksandblurbs in PNR, Reviews / 2 Comments

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The Edinburgh Seer

(Edinburgh Seer – Book 1)

by Alisha Klapheke
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

PNR, Dystopian (Altered History)
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down & Dirty

The writing may be slow, but the premise is fascinating and may appeal to some readers. Plus the series is complete – and Free on Kindle Unlimited.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

Aini MacGregor has a deadly secret.

In an alternate, modern-day Scotland, she must hide her sixth sense or face the firing squad. Because of the king’s mysterious fear of sixth-sensers, his head of security hunts people like her. And the man’s clan has a choke-hold on her hometown of Edinburgh.

When Aini’s father is abducted, she must risk death and use her ability to follow a trail of artifacts to save him.

Despite the rebels trying to lure her into their fight, the ghostly encounters, and the constant fear that the kingsmen will catch up, Aini believes she and her father’s apprentice will win out.

Until she learns who the apprentice really is.

His secret is far more frightening than hers and its unraveling will flip both their worlds upside down.

Thoughts on The Edinburgh Seer


While I can see the potential for this book, especially with such lush World building, it still managed to fall flat for me. I enjoyed the characters and the setting, and the notion there is a modern world, with a changed history (like the revolution went in Britain’s favor, etc) is fascinating – but something was missing in the narrative.

Maybe it was the flow or the way it combined, but it ended up being just a meh read, when it feels like it should have been spectacular.


  • Character dialogue can be downright witty.
  • World building is prime.
  • I like the way these characters, with flaws and fissures, are crafted.


  • Jumps sounds too much.
  • Plot is hard to pin down, though the crux of it is startlingly simple.
  • Too Slow in places and way too fast in others.


Third Person, Multiple POV

Ending Type




Romantic Dynamic


Character Age Range


My Final Verdict for The Edinburgh Seer

This book failed to catch my attention, but it might catch your’s. The dialogue is full of Scottish wit and slang, offering humor to the backdrop of dystopian change…. but it barely pulls the plot forward. Free on Kindle Unlimited.

Published November 25th, 2017
296 Pages

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