Everville: The Fall of Brackenbone
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Ancient civilizations, parallel worlds, aliens, time travel, epic fantasy, dragons and college! The Everville series can be read as stand-alone novels and have it all for teens, new adults, and all ages alike.
Two very different worlds, Easton Falls University and the magical realm of Everville are in dire need of a hero. Owen Sage embarks on an epic journey of monumental proportions to save these worlds all while fighting to keep the world within himself intact. This quest is not for the faint of heart nor is it for the weak of mind—only the bravest will succeed. Discovering the well-kept secret of The Fourth Pillar of Truth is only part of the feat. Owen will have to outwit the ever-powerful villain Governor Jahal and overcome countless other challenges along the way.
This is the fourth book and follow-up to the Everville trilogy, originally published in 2015! This book can absolutely be read as a standalone, but I always suggest that readers start from the beginning because I’m a purist. I read The Fall of Brackenbone as a standalone and still loved it!
Author Roy Huff has a smooth writing style and read incredibly quickly for me! Multiple times I commented to myself that I felt like I was reading a full story as if it were a cut scene from a video game, which was something I hadn’t experienced in a while! It really enhanced the fantasy elements of this book, and trust me, there are so many elements of fantasy!
This book switches between worlds and time, but don’t worry! These switches are clearly marked and very effective at driving the narrative forward! The reader gets a taste of both the contemporary world and the Other, where we meet…..drum roll please…….. Shape shifting beings that can form into dragons! This book honestly had me at shape shifting dragons and it only got better from there!
The characters are fun, particularly Owen, Cleophas, and Rathlar! Great character development and almost non-stop action had me wanting the next installment almost immediately! I would recommend this book to any fantasy fans, particularly those who also enjoy upper YA level novels, stories with similarities to RPGs and other video games!
Thank you to Love Books Tours and author Roy Huff for a complimentary copy of this book! This review is my honest opinion. Don’t forget to check out the rest of the reviews, excerpts, and spotlights on this tour!
Roy Huff is a Hawaii-based author, research scientist, and teacher. After a difficult childhood, he moved to the islands and hasn’t looked back.
He’s since earned five degrees, worked on projects forecasting Kilauea volcanic emissions, and trained on geostationary satellites for NASA’s GOES-R Proving Ground. He stumbled into writing, but what he didn’t stumble into is his love for all things science fiction and fantasy. Later, he contributed a series of fiction and non-fiction books as well as widely shared posts on how to design life on your terms.
Despite early challenges, he embraces optimism, science, and creativity. He still dreams of traveling into space and circumnavigating the globe. But until then, he makes Hawaii his home, where he creates new worlds with the stroke of a pen. And he hopes you’ll come along for the amazing ride.
Stay tuned to Roy Huff’s upcoming releases and promotions on his author portal at https://royhuff.net