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.
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