Sometimes, writers contact me in the hopes that I will review their book. And sometimes I happen to say yes, which leads me to find books that I would normally never even think about picking up. This book happens to be one of them.
At the end of an age, a Bearer wielded the Key of Life and ended Dragon's Rule. Such powers and heroes, long dead or lost, must again be raised and found...
Algarth Willowbrow is about to gamble everything. His once-powerful Order is in ruins and he faces an unwinnable battle to save his life and people. In a last, desperate attempt, he lures his arch nemesis, hoping to utilize him and reclaim a long-hidden magic, powerful enough to save the world – or destroy it.
Bartholomew Waxman, former derivatives broker extraordinaire has gambled everything – and lost. Bankrupt, unemployed and divorced, his only hope for salvation is to try and rebuild his self-inflicted shattered life. But at a job interview, he is grabbed by a spell and thrust into the netherworld of Between. There, he is groomed to wield a power so vast that it will decide a world’s fate.
The land’s only hope is the reluctant and unprepared Bartholomew, the wizard Algarth whose powers are gravely in doubt – and the Key of Life, with its true power hidden from all.
Delve into the beginnings of a vast fantasy epic that embraces a man, a wizard, and a world seeking redemption.
The description for this book blew me away, and as most of the reviews of it are 4 & 5 stars I thought, you know what, let's give this a try. Then I saw the cover and honestly, it made me think, yes this is a book for me.
The beginning was a little hard to get into, and by a little, I mean a lot. It took me about three attempts to get past those first few pages but once I did, I was introduced to a whole new world.The world building is absolutely phenomenal and you get fully immersed in the novel's fantasy settings.
All the characters in this novel are really well developed. They have relatable flaws which makes rooting for them really easy. I loved their individual stories, as well as the overall plot.