Recommended Age: 12+
Enter Atolas, a world where swords and daggers both extend life and end it, where magic is feared by all but a few, and where feuds and friendships influence kingdoms and courtships. Henry and Isabelle have secretly sworn to marry despite his lowly station. Though Henry is but a carpenter, his devotion drives him to commit an unthinkable act that may cost both of them their lives. At the same time, a secret, dark prophecy has set in motion events that will affect not only them, but the thrones of rulers throughout all of Atolas, threatening to eclipse the world in shadow. But all is not lost while hope remains in the guise of an unlikely hero and the strength of friendship.
To start of for this section I thought Jacob Gowan did a pretty good job with his wide variety of characters. There is one character I wish he’d mention more AKA Maggie. But…… But I think I am liking Henry the best so far in this series. His honorable self as well as him always doing the right thing is pretty cool. I hope that some of that rubs off on me… (:
First Off, Wow what a read. To start of straight I really liked Jacob’s writing style, it’s different an less common than other books that I know of but still It was a good different. Next I really appreciate the story. Oh an by the way the END THE END!!! Oh I nearly fell on the ground, that was my favorite part of the entire book! Looking back at the beginning I wasn’t really interested and this book didn’t start of with a BANG! If you know what I’d mean but after a while you can connect the pieces and be like, Hey I remember that!
At times I didn’t really like the slowness at some parts and I felt like at one of the parts it just wouldn’t pick itself up and be the awesome book that it is. But after a while I found that it would start flowing again and then you would have no problem with this book until the next drag. THIS IS NOT A FAST BOOK! This book will take time, But if you have the time I would say that you should give this book a try!
3.5 out of 5 stars.
About The Author
Jacob Gowans was raised in Papillion, Nebraska, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in theater studies, and then moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where he graduated from dental school at Case Western Reserve University. Jacob and his wife and three children live in Arizona, where he works as a dentist for the Indian Health Services.