First Impressions – Conviction by M. Howalt

My attention turns to Conviction, another serial on Jukepop


The author, M. Howalt, frequently replies to posts here (Hi! Always a pleasure to see you here!), so how could I not?

I’m now somewhere in the 5th installment of Conviction, and this post is about why you’ll want to check more of it out after the first chapter.

This story establishes a mood and a character very quickly, with the protagonist Iliya Radov trying to recover his memory in a horrible jail cell. As his cell is described, there are great little lines like “The paint and the plaster of his mind were crumbling, and it would be only a matter of time before he broke” that get the reader into this man’s head. At the end a bit of hope, a man who knows Iliya, and whom Illiya seems to have some fractured memory of. What does this man want? Illyia is an ‘Infantry Assault Wizard’? Such tantalizing clues!

It’s a lot to take in, but I think most readers will be drawn in by exactly that! I’ve kept on reading because of the mysteries and the simple narrative that navigates them quickly. That’s why I encourage you, dear reader, to check this out. Be sure to post your thoughts – let me know if you enjoyed Conviction as well!

4 comments on “First Impressions – Conviction by M. Howalt

  1. M. Howalt says:

    Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts on Conviction! I’m really happy to hear that the first chapter managed to draw you in and hope that you’ll keep enjoying it. 🙂

  2. kathjoy says:

    I agree whole heartedly. Conviction was magical to read with so many great lines that sent a shiver down my spine! Hope you enjoy the rest of it – you’re in for a fantastic and emotional journey!

  3. J.A. Waters says:

    Conviction had such a great atmosphere to the story and its people. I remember thinking of it kind of like a mix between Jin Roh and Fullmetal Alchemist. Glad you enjoyed it, and very nice words on it.

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