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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Helping the War Injured

Ambulance Girls Book Cover Ambulance Girls
Deborah Burrows
medical, historical, military, saga, romance
Random House
February 23, 2017
352

On duty during London's Blitz... As death and destruction fall from the skies day after day in the London Blitz, Australian ambulance driver Lily Brennan confronts the horror with bravery, intelligence, common sense and humour. Although she must rely upon her colleagues to carry out her dangerous duties, Lily begins to suspect that someone at her Ambulance Station may be giving assistance to the enemy by disclosing secret information. Then her best friend, Jewish ambulance attendant David Levy, disappears in suspicious circumstances. Aided - and sometimes hindered - by David's school friend, a mysterious and attractive RAF pilot, Lily has to draw on all of her resources to find David, and negotiate the dangers that come from falling in love in a country far from home in a time of war...

An initially interesting read and I did learn a lot about what was damaged and how the general populace still felt about Jews despite the War.  However, I got bogged down about half-way through as it really slowed down and nothing – or very little – happened. I found myself wishing for some action.

I thought the characters were well and sympathetically described, but overall didn’t quite keep up my interest as to their final fate.

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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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The Irish Village

Love and Shenanigans Book Cover Love and Shenanigans
Ballybeg
Zara Keane
romance, humour, saga
Beaverstone Press LLC
(16 May 2014)

A romantic comedy featuring a crashed wedding, a puppy with attitude, and a second chance romance. Falling for the groom… Three days before leaving Ireland on the adventure of a lifetime, Fiona Byrne returns to her hometown to attend the family wedding from hell. When she discovers the drunken vows she exchanged with the groom during a wild Las Vegas trip eight years previously mean they're legally married, her future plans ricochet out of control. Gavin Maguire's life is low on drama, high on stability, and free of pets. But Gavin hadn't reckoned on Fiona blasting back into his life and crashing his wedding. In the space of twenty-four hours, he loses a fiancée and a job, and gains a wife and a puppy. Can he salvage his bland-but-stable life? More importantly, can he resist losing his heart to Fiona all over again?

A fun light romance feel good story with a bookstore and a cafe in a small town. – what more can you ask? Drink your coffee and read a book?

There was a nice flowing style and just for a change, a Goth heroine with various piercings and tattoos.

She is tall and curvy curly with dark  hair versus straight  fair hair which trumps small and petite, in the story.

This is the first in a series of 5 books about the characters in the town.

There is one small wrinkle that – although it set the story line – I found unrealistic. The hip replacement element.

Hip replacements are not considered serious surgery. There are no such things as Nursing/Convalescent  Homes these days after hospital – it is considered much better to go home(after around 4 days)  as you recover better in familiar surroundings – with familiar germs! And a hip replacement is easy to recover from in that the physio is sit down and get up and walk. Repeat. Various leg lifting exercises of course.  I speak as someone who has had 3.5 (and counting) knee replacements and am reliably told they are more difficult to recover from. Yet within 3 months I was walking well – and 64 is young for a hip replacement.

 

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