Monday, 13 May 2013

Everville; The First Post by Roy Huff (a review)

As a first book in a series this holds a lot of promise. It is aimed more at young adults but all ages could find it an enjoyable read.

The story throws you in at the deep end really when, right from the first page, Owen, our hero, falls unconscious in the medical rooms at Easton Falls University, where he is just starting out his freshman year. While out cold he finds himself transported to the world of Everville, where he meets the Keeper, who tells him of a threat to the land.

In short time he is back in the medical rooms at EFU - no time seems to have passed. From here there is a lot more to-ing and fro-ing between our world and Everville, the nature of the threat is explained and Owen's friends - Dante and Anika - become involved.

At times this seems very much like Harry Potter for the slightly older generation but that is not a bad thing.

On the negative side, it did feel a trifle disjointed in parts and the revelation of the 'bad guy' towards the end felt a bit tacked on but, on the whole, this was a good read and I will be looking forward to the next in the series

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