This is the first installment in a trilogy. An epic fantasy world of magical powers, creatures, goblins, orcs, and Dark Lords. Evan and Brooke are teenagers who don’t quite belong. Evan’s an orphan, who’s grandmother has passed away, and he’s in an orphanage. He’s the victim of constant bullying. Brooke is a popular girl in school, but her home life leaves a lot to be desired, her mother works constantly, her father’s a couch potato and drunk, her older sisters don’t speak to her, and her older brother has attacked her and scared her.
Each teen is taken to another realm to enroll in a special school that will teach them to be demon hunters because both Brooke and Evan are endowed with magical powers. They learn how to fight, wield weapons, and harness their magical powers. The two also make friends and develop crushes and go through regular teenaged angsts with bullies.
The story is compelling, action-packed, fast-paced and fun. I don’t want to give too much away, but these teens are awesome and wielding some serious powers.
Traitors and dark plots are revealed, elusive heroes come forth, and this story is the perfect introduction and set up for the next installment. The world Collins creates is similar to the magical elements in Harry Potter, the creatures, monsters, and epic-ness of the Lord of the Ring trilogy with the coolness of Twilight. All in all, a delightful read.
- Paperback: 408 pages
- Publisher: Independently published (2 January 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1791785336
- ISBN-13: 978-1791785338
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.6 x 22.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 689 g
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