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- Publication Date: October 26, 2014
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00OYFRU6O
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Origins of the Never: A Free YA fantasy.With Ancient Dragons, and Faerie Magic. (Tales of the Neverwar Series Book 0) Kindle Edition
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Synopsis (from the author): Teralia, a world of light and beauty; it holds the core of magic that infuses the universe.
Here, two friends, closer than brothers are destined to become the mightiest among the immortal Elven race.
One will fall, ensnared by an ancient evil, thought destroyed eons ago.
The other will face a desperate choice to save a doomed world.
Ultimately, only one can prevail.
What I liked: Colin Rutherford did a great job of filling in the background for his story. He reveals the story behind the story in just the right way. The interplay between the two friends, the reason for the descent into evil and madness was handled just right, and the sacrifices made set the stage perfectly for Souls of the Never.
What I didn’t like: About the only criticism I have is that some of the characters didn’t flesh out as much as I would have liked (Or’n, for instance), and that the dragons gave in a bit too easily.
Overall impression: Well written, great background on the Souls of the Never series, and an overall excellent read. I would recommend it to anyone who needs a primer on the series, or who wants a short but entertaining story!
My rating: 5 Stars!
Tales of the Neverwar Series
Origins of the Never: A Free YA fantasy.With Ancient Dragons, and Faerie Magic 0
Souls of the Never 1 - Worlds of the Never 2 - War of the Never 3
But if there were no evil, there would be no story. So evil does enter the idyllic realm, and the story unfolds, a tale of love, jealousy, hate, madness, and destruction, each giving birth to the other.
Origins of The Never is a short story (nine chapters) written as a prequel to Souls of The Never. It is a great beginning, and I will definitely read the next installment. I liked the characters, the simple and poetic language, the story, the possibilities inherent in a multi-strand universe. And whatever unfolds in the next installment, I expect to see dragons- lots of them!
To balance these demerits, the story does a credible job at developing its characters and the world they inhabit. The descent of one of its characters into unrestrained evil proved interesting enough to pull me along. For this, I give it a marginal recommendation at 3 stars and look forward to reading the full novel it sets up.
Although the reading is extremely well done and clearly enunciated, the narrator's voice is somewhat high and rapid and, for me, was a bit difficult to follow until I slowed it down to 85% of full speed. That put it at an audible range and speed my brain could comprehend. I should note that on another book I actually increased the speed to one and a half times normal. the advantage of the audible format is that one can adjust to one's personal preferences.
I look forward to reading the rest of the series.
I read this prequel around the time of its release and gave it four stars. I've just reread it as part of reading the whole series and the author has made a lot of changes in terms of editing and diction and I'm revising my rating to five stars based on that alone. I think second time around I like it even more than the first and will be moving onto Souls next, which last time I read in the wrong order.
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