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The Call of Agon: Book One of The Children of Telm is not for everyone. The novel is especially well-crafted and detailed. If you're looking for things you might recognize you would be disappointed. This is an incredibly detailed world like none I've seen before with that medieval bent that these sort of novels often have. If you like novels like "The Lord of the Rings" this novel is probably for you. Wilson builds a unique mythology, religion, eco-structure and world and his construct is flawless. He embeds poetry into his culture and story-line that are complex and show an author who didn't just sit down one day and decide to write a book. The Call of Agon: Book One of The Children of Telm took a great deal of planning and likely checking as the story progressed.
This opening novel introduces us to this cast of characters, and the author does a good job of creating a dark mood among the characters and the various factions in the book. There is some good imagery and foreshadowing in this book.
I did like the various twists introduced in the book. I did not see 2 of them until it was too late, in a good way. The author does a good job of slowly letting us into the insights of all the characters, and resolve a few concerns that Ifferon has about his past.
Yes, as another reviewer stated, this is a bit of Tolkienesque in its presentation, names, and prose introduced to help with the mythology. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a dark story. Not dark as in evil, but a dark undertone to the whole plot. You wont find any rainbows and unicorns in this book. All does not go as planned and the twists help keep the plot going and keeps the reader drawn in to the story.
Mixing mortals with gods, and present legacy, honor, battles, and isolation all within the narrative is done well here. Wilson treats the characters very nicely, and you truly feel the fantasy world come alive. A journey begins, and friends are made along the way, creating a cast of characters that will rival even “Final Fantasy” in my view. From the onset you can relate to Ifferon as he’s written well, and while it is fantasy, there are aspects of human compassion found here, which makes you root for the cause towards the journey’s onset and as the bigger picture gets illustrated, you continue to cheer on the moments.
There is tension, conversation, and intimacy in friendship, honor and a passion for legacy sewn into the pages. I found Wilson’s narrative to be captivating, and intrepid. Taking on the classics in a whole new manner, without leading you down a boredom movement is a testament to the writer’s talent. I found it fun, easy to pick up, and hard to put down. There’s something for everyone where, that’s for sure. Check it out as this is definitely the start of something so much bigger.
Their resolve is tested as they journey through evil and perilous lands on the way to safety. Safety though was only a hope. As they pressed on further, they met with new perils, met old friends, and made new acquaintances.
Not going to spoil the story for you, but needless to say that their journey to battle against the forces of the Lichelord, was not an easy journey.
The author did a terrific job of blending world building, action scenes, and shifts in the plot as the story developed. The dialogue was superb and made the reader feel closer what was happening around the unique characters in the story.
5 out of 5 Stars. An epic fantasy story to please even the pickiest of readers.
I would recommend this book to all fans of the fantasy genre.
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