Publisher: DusktilDawn Books
Year of publication: August 29th 2014
Number of chapters: 29
Author: D. Thomas-Jerlo
Plot summary: (blurb)
Allanoria is shifting into a new age—a world without mage’ic. For reasons unknown, I sense this is a passing phase, and that one day the land’s mage’ic will return. San’Ferath readies to succumb to my final spell, The Undying Sleep. Invoking such power shall end my life, but I go willingly, as does he, for when the need is great...so shall he wake.
This was a great high fantasy read. It had all the classic fantasy elements woven into an original story line. The thing that I liked best was the way I became emotionally involved with the characters. They were so well drawn out and so very believable. I admire any author that can create such colourful characters out of thin air and make the reader actually care for these people. This book made me laugh a lot, especially at the medieval cursing, and it also brought a tear to my eye. Very well done!
I have to confess, I wasn't a massive fan of the summary chapter that explained some of the plot points at the end. Personally, I would have done this throughout the story, but it didn't take anything away from the story itself, so it was a minor issue for me. The whole story was very well written and edited from start to finish.
What makes this book unique
I liked the way it took all the fantasy elements and wove them into a good, original storyline. It worked really well.
If you are a high fantasy fan then this story is definitely for you! It has such great characters and a really well thought out plot. I enjoyed reading this story from the start. I highly recommend this well written book.
It has to be five stars!
Meet the author
As a best-selling and award nominated author of fantasy and paranormal, D. Thomas Jerlo's novels hook unsuspecting readers into worlds of mage'ic and refuses to let them go until that last page is read.
Although published in the United States, D. Thomas Jerlo is a Canadian author through and through.
Author Quote: "Everything in life happens for a reason, be it good or bad, and
it's because of this we learn to never take anything for granted."