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"A creatively, smart written fantasy novel." -Monica Reents
"Another Winner worthy of 5 Stars." -datdemdar --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
- ASIN : B00EQZ5T2E
- Publisher : Roy Huff (August 19, 2013)
- Publication date : August 19, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 1681 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 230 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,447,832 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This is a series I have already recommended to some friends who love fantasy literature, which is not something I do very often. A book really has to impress me to determine me to talk about it with anyone who's willing to listen.
Roy Huff kept me rapidly reading as I had to find out what happened in the next chapter! Giants and Everville armies must do battle with "Them" for the sake of all realms in the multi-universe, and can't wait to read book three!!
I really missed Owen Sage's first person narrative in this sequel. This is because, even though the story involves Owen, there is a lot happening without him in the other worlds, especially in Everville and in the City of Worms. There is s quest for the source that maintains the balance between the worlds (whoever owns it will have great power), battles with Giants, Ubaloo, Fron, and other creatures, and clues to find and figure out. As in the first book, the theme is the struggle between good and evil, and the corruption of power. Written for the YA audience, there is enough depth as a light fantasy for adults. Entertaining.
I began reading and didn't stop until I'd devoured the entire volume! (I'm still licking my fingers!) Dishes lie unwashed in the sink, the dustcloth sits on its shelf still in the broomcloset and the laundry (while loaded into the washer) awaits soap and button-pushing to start it while here I remain -- on my third cup of coffee -- still digesting all that I read...
In "The City of Worms", all of the characters we came to know in the first volume now show their true colors and we are amazed that we could have been that wrong about them all this time! Good and Evil change places as we are left with our senses spinning. Always challenging and never boring, they whisk themselves from reality to reality easier than we mere mortals go from room to room. This all has the effect of keeping the reader engaged and excited -- so wanting to know what lies 'round the next twist of the plot -- that I fear, like me, others will not be able to glance away until all of the plot has been played out in its entirety.
Other reviewers have voiced confusion over the many changes in levels and lands of the plot. I, however, felt no such disorientation and feel that each shift was well identified -- more than sufficiently to ready my mind for the action therein. (Perhaps I am just naturally inclined toward dualism -- and "more"-ism?)
The "Everville" series has everything one looks for in fantasy fiction: Wonderous settings; fantastic, yet believable, characters with whom one feels certain empathy; magic galore and more than enough action to satisfy even the most action-hungry pallet
I recommend it and loved it. Need I say more? I think not...
Only by looking at the names of these creatures and one can tell how creative the author is! You laugh, you go through suspenseful moments, and you wonder what will happen next. Conclusion? A great fantasy book.