ORIGINS OF THE NEVER by CJ Rutherford
Set thousands of years before the Tales of the Neverwar, an epic fantasy through space, time, and reality.
Teralia. A world of light and beauty, holding the core of magic that infuses the universe.
Here, two friends, who are closer than brothers, are destined to become the mightiest among the immortal Elven race.
One will fall, ensnared by an ancient evil thought destroyed eons ago.
The other will face a desperate choice to save a doomed world.
Ultimately, only one can prevail.
Free Science Fiction and Fantasy, Origins of the Never is perfect for dragon lovers everywhere.YA series about an awakening evil and the battle to save all reality.
This novella is the prequel to the SOULS OF THE NEVER. Olume and Tenybris were two strong magical beings growing up together on the planet Teralia. Their bond was as strong as brothers, until Lynmaria came along. She only had eyes for Olume, but Terybris was in love with her too. In the land of Terelia, there’s only Lightness. Darkness doesn’t tempt The People of the land, but Darkness finally found its way through the jealously of Treybris.
This is a very well-told story and the prequel sets the stage for the novel. The characters are solid as well as the surroundings. And there are dragons. Who doesn’t love dragons? More time should’ve been spent on proofreading, as I found several instances where the word thought was spelled as though and one sentence was repeated twice. I reread it again, just to make sure I wasn’t seeing double.
All in all, this is a good start to a series and I give it 4 feathers.