Too many worlds

The Four Worlds Book Cover The Four Worlds
Angela J Ford
Coming of Age, Superhero, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Kindle

A deep evil awakened. An ancient power stolen. The fate of the world at stake.

The Complete Four Worlds Series includes:
The Five Warriors
The Blended Ones
Eliesmore and the Green Stone
Eliesmore and the Jeweled Sword

When the Green People awaken an age old evil, they ignite the flame in the war between the mortals and immortals.

The consequences are felt through the Four Worlds, from the rise of the Five Warriors in the Western World to the whirlwind quest of the Blended Ones in the Eastern World.

But there is only one who can stop the turn of the tide and the rise of the Changers. Eliesmore.

Eliesmore is a Blended One, growing up on the edge of the forest of the creatures of the wood. Young, headstrong, and inspired by magical rituals, he spends his time between his overprotective mother and sneaking out to dance with the wild things.

His courage is tested when Eliesmore discovers that he is the One who is meant to save the Four Worlds from the Changers. Unwilling to accept his fate, he turns his back on the prophecy and the futile quest to dissolve the Green Stone.

After accomplishing his first quest and winning a great victory, Eliesmore believes it will be easy to take back the world from the forces of darkness. As he travels east with a small group of companions, all kinds of people and animals are drawn to his unique power and the world rejoices.

However, when he faces down the greatest enemy of the Four Worlds, he finds his woes have just begun. Dark secrets of the past are revealed and hidden motives from friends Eliesmore thought he could trust. Unsure how to distinguish between myth and truth, Eliesmore channels the power of creation to start a revolution against the forces of evil.

As Eliesmore conquers the world, he discovers the truth behind the secrets and lies that have been spun across the Four Worlds.

Will Eliesmore save the world from dark forces of evil? Or will he become the evil he’s fighting to save the world from?

This unforgettable adventure combines bravery, epic battles, romance, magic, mayhem, mortals, immortals and the revelation of a deadly secret which will haunt the world for an eternity.

Don’t believe the hype. This is actually a very boring book (#1). I couldn’t get past page 25…

So, I’m scoring this at the lowest as it really couldn’t hold any of my attention and I found the style uninteresting.

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Saga? No.

Mark of Fire Book Cover Mark of Fire
Endarian Prohecy #1
Richard Phillips
coming of age, epic, contemporary
47North
(1 Nov. 2017)

Lorness Carol, coming of age in the kingdom of her warlord father, Lord Rafel, aspires to wield magic. But she’s also unknowingly become the obsession of Kragan, an avenging wielder as old as evil itself. He’s waited centuries to find and kill the female prophesied as the only human empowered to destroy him. However, dispatching the king’s assassin, Blade, to Rafel’s Keep, ends in treason. For Blade arrives not with a weapon but rather a warning for the woman he’s known and loved since he was a child. With a price on his head, Blade flees—as Carol and her family are urged away on their own desperate route of escape.

Now, traversing the lawless western borderlands, Carol struggles to understand the uncanny magic she possesses and must learn to master. Though separated, Carol and Blade are still united—not only by the darkness pursuing them both but by a quest toward destiny, revenge, and the revelations of an ancient prophecy that signal the ultimate war between good and evil.

I’m still looking for a replacement author for David Eddings. This author isn’t it.

I only managed a couple of chapters.

 

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Entering the Cosmos?

See You in the Cosmos Book Cover See You in the Cosmos
Jack Cheng
Juvenile Fiction
Penguin
February 28, 2017
320

"Eleven-year-old Alex Petroski, along with his dog, Carl Sagan, makes big discoveries about his family on a road trip and he records it all on a golden iPod he intends to launch into space"--

 

Initially I was not invested in this story – I skip read the pages and got the gist but then the story hit and I couldn’t put the book down. I read it in less than 3 hours.

At times the story pulls at your heart strings. At other times it challenges your perceptions. There is a story underneath the story. The search for meaning and truth.

Love, truth, bravery. ‘the more I think about them the more it feels like they’re all talking about a lot of different things put together’ ‘the more I think about them and say them over, the less sense they make’

The wonder of Gaia and Terra (pun) and is there more to the universe than we can conceive us? The tesseract of life. The sounds  of a boy from earth trying to be brave and trying to find the truth’

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And you can do it too

Designing Emma Book Cover Designing Emma
Designing Emma vol#1
Clarissa Carlyle
romance, contemporary, women's fiction,
Kindle

With her two best friends, Daniel and Damion, at her side, Emma finally feels as if all her dreams are coming true. Her fledgling fashion company, Delacourt Designs, is finding its feet and a love she never imagined is beckoning.

Yet just when Emma’s life seems to be falling into place, it all falls apart on the heels of her father’s alcoholism and gambling addiction. Watching someone she loves tumble into ruin destroys a part of her, and suddenly Emma is faced with a choice that could change everything.

NOTE: This volume has a cliffhanger ending. If you're not a fan of cliffhangers, the boxed set is recommended. It contains all 6 volumes: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00UMDL5RW

The ‘old’ rich still have to keep up appearances and thus when down in the cash they don’t invite  people home – and they manage to ‘turn’ their designer dresses into a new dress through clever handiwork – and shop in discount stores far from home.

So Emma lives her life as her father has managed to gamble and drink the family fortune away.

But as we see, Emma has a talent. She can design clothes. And she has 2 friends who can help her set up a business – and so they do – but her father still manages to put a spoke in their wheel.

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When you are confused about your identity

Xoe Meyers Trilogy Book Cover Xoe Meyers Trilogy
Xoe Meyers
Sara C. Roethle
urban, science fiction, fantasy, coming of age
Kindle

A demon’s life is never easy. Join Xoe as she’s thrown to the wolves, the werewolves that is. As if witches, human sacrifices, and other demons weren’t enough to deal with, Xoe must struggle to rein in her powers before she sets something more important than a washing machine on fire. If she can’t, her whole life might go up in flames.

The initial 3 books form a solid story about Xoe the 16 year old who suddenly finds she is not who she thought she was. For a start her father was a demon. And then she finds that her temper is rather uncontrollable and she just sets fire to things.

Each book ends on a cliff hanger and each book starts exactly where the previous book ends. This is effectively therefore one very long long book divided up into 3 parts.

The trilogy gets a 4 for a YA audience, but I found the final 3 books in the series rather short and less stimulating and original. I was going to give them a 3 but the final story – Ghosts – wraps up Xoe nicely and thus I’m going to stay with the 4.

Overall a good YA read with demons, ghosts, witches, vampires, and werewolves.

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