Author: Anthony G. Wedgeworth
Format Reviewed: print
The Grand Council convenes to determine action against a powerful leader. But before any consensus can be made, an immense power is unleashed, annihilating their temple and killing the council members inside. Young Thorik Dain's journey to discover who destroyed the council, leads him on an unexpected quest. Struggling to find the truth, Thorik confronts an entirely new world with overwhelming magic, altered beasts, battle-risen undead, and deceivers amongst his closest allies. Weighing upon Thorik's shoulders are his uncle's desire to control him, his mentor's obsession to vanquish the new rising leader, and Thorik's own internal demons of self-doubt. The land's destiny is in Thorik's hands, while his confidence and conviction to his beliefs will define his own fate.
This is book #1 in the Altered Creatures Series. All books do stand alone. But the background from the start is always a nice added touch. For those wondering, this series is Young Adult/Adult.
Prepare to enter a fantasy world and be swept away. Book one helps to set up this world for readers. It keeps you moving with twists and turns in the plot, but stays true to the world created. Nothing too far fetched. So often a new world is built by an author, but they go overboard and things don't exactly fit in their created world. You won't find this in book one.
Thorik turns out to be a character that I found myself liking more and more as the book went on.
Book one proves a well laid storyline with a series of books that could likely go on as long as Anthony Wedgeworth wanted them to. I couldn't wait to sink into book 2 after I finished this one.
Details/Disclaimer: Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.