- Paperback: 230 pages
- Publisher: Roy Huff (April 1, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0988936402
- ISBN-13: 978-0988936409
- Source: I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
- Rating: 4.5/5
Owen Sage is the emblematic college freshman at Easton Falls University. With all the worries about his first year in college, he was not prepared for what would happen next. His way of life was flipped upside down when he mysteriously crossed into another dimension, into the beautiful land of Everville. His excitement was abruptly halted when he discovered that there was a darkness forged against both the natural world, which he knew well, and the new land which he discovered, Everville. He must devise a plan to save both worlds while joining forces with the race of Fron and The Keepers, whom both harbor hidden secrets he must learn in order to gain power over the evil that dwells in The Other In Between. With a race against time to save both worlds, his short time at Easton Falls did not quite prepare him for the evil, dark forces he must fight in order to conquer The Other In Between.
This is an epic kind of story. I know it has been said before, but Roy has a Tolkien-y feel to the story- only I actually finished it, unlike Tolkien. LOL.
I really enjoyed this book. It mixes lots of elements that I've enjoyed, and it has a little gritty aspect to it. Something that not all books get. Roy is a great storyteller and you can tell that he has taken the time to develop his characters and story.
It is a great book for the YA genre, although like so many of the genre (Yes, YA, not New Adult, whatever that is, people please stop making up new genres!) it has a crossover aspect that makes it enjoyable for those outside of the original target range.
It does leave you wanting more though. Owen Sage is completely thrown into a new world of unexpected adventure. It blends concepts, worlds, spaces, and times. I love it!
This is a good book for those that enjoy fantasy, epic stories, and books that fall in the realm of Tolkien without his verbose insanity.
Roy Huff is the author of Amazon Kindle's bestselling #2 epic fantasy and #3 young adult teen fantasy novel, Everville: The First Pillar. This is the first installment in the remarkable Everville series which combines elements of epic fantasy and young adult fiction in a form that nearly anyone will enjoy reading, young or old. He is a man of many interests including but not limited to science, traveling, movies, the outdoors, and of course writing teen and young adult fantasy fiction. He holds five degrees in four separate disciplines including liberal arts, history, secondary science education, and geoscience. Roy Huff's background includes work in art, history, education, business, real-estate, economics, geoscience, and satellite meteorology. He was born on the East Coast but has spent more than half his life in Hawaii, where he currently resides and writes his epic fantasy sagas.