Welcome to my very first blog book tour with “Neverland Blog Tours”.
I would like to thank Neverland Blog Tours for providing me with a review copy of this book and give me the opportunity to review it.
I was not sure about this piece at first and then went from a 3 star to a 4 star gradually nearing the end, as more of the pieces to this puzzle of a book came together.
The author is a bit of what I would call a “Chameleon Writer”, and by this, here’s what I mean:
When you first read this book, you will come across what appears to be 4 very different storylines with no apparent connections:
- Horace the Sailor with a fierce obsession to protect his “porthole”.
- The Royals Teryk and Danya in search of new adventures.
- Thorn who speaks to animals under the green veil.
- Ailyssa devoted servant of the Goddess desperate to give her a new born daughter.
All those stories are told with such distinct voices and so well written that they could be standing alone in their own book; however the author manages to weave them in skillfully to become the start of a promising epic saga.
I am a fan of ancient history, so the mythical world created in this novel is something that I will really enjoy exploring in further installments.
I have a soft spot for the character Ailyssa and would love to see how she evolves…that is, if she does.
One piece of criticism however will be that, because of the chosen structure to construct this world, it will be a slow start and I would advise any reader who picks this up to be patient and hang in there. Don’t all good sagas start in that way?!
(You can find out more about Bruce Blake right here!)