Monday, 25 August 2014

Review: The First Pillar (Everville #1) by Roy Huff

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17404695-the-first-pillar?from_search=trueGoodreads Synopsis:
Owen Sage is the emblematic college freshman at Easton Falls University. With all the worries about his first year in college, he was not prepared for what would happen next. His way of life was flipped upside down when he mysteriously crossed into another dimension, into the beautiful land of Everville. His excitement was abruptly halted when he discovered that there was a darkness forged against both the natural world, which he knew well, and the new land which he discovered, Everville. He must devise a plan to save both worlds while joining forces with the race of Fron and The Keepers, whom both harbor hidden secrets he must learn in order to gain power over the evil that dwells in The Other In Between. With a race against time to save both worlds, his short time at Easton Falls did not quite prepare him for the evil, dark forces he must fight in order to conquer The Other In Between.


Review:
***I received the eBook free as a review copy from the author in exchange for an honest review***

I have always been a huge fan of fantasy books so I went into Everville eager but also anxious, and in the end, while it wasn’t exactly what I expected it was still enjoyable.

A lot of the book was focused on landscape descriptions over characters, so while I had a very vivid image of the different worlds it took me a while to get into the story by connecting to the characters. This is what I think may stump some types of people when reading this book, especially if they’re looking for a fast-paced action fantasy.

However if you stick with it, and read through the word building it’s well worth it by the time you reach the end. Definitely a promising start to the series, and I’m looking forward to seeing where it goes.
Favourite Quotes:
“If you let reason alone control your choices, you lose the power of intuition. If you let emotion control your choices, you will be a slave to every minor tragedy.”

“I’ve always believed that truth is found by using logic and reason to sort through the facts and eliminate the contradictions. I guess the question then becomes, what do you do when you don’t have all the facts?”

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