#Bookreview of Worlds of the Never by C.J. Rutherford

#Bookreview of Worlds of the Never

by C.J. Rutherford

BLURB:

On Teralia, where magic has hidden for thousands of years, the Darkness arises to challenge the Veil spell. The barrier is weakening.

Magic is returning to the universe. Only an outsider can prevent the destruction of the Glade and the people she loves.

On Sanctuary, the supporters of Tenybris have taken control. The universe teeters on the brink of all out war.

Standing against them are Katheryne, the Foundation, prophesied to rid the universe of Tenybris forever, and Derren, the other half of her soul. Along with a small band of extraordinary friends, they need to raise an alliance against Sanctuary, but incur terrible losses along the way.

Unseen, the Beast plots the release of its Master. But Tenybris’s freedom is not enough to sate the monster’s depravity, as it sets out to corrupt and destroy whatever, and whoever it can.

This is the beginning of the end. Who will remain standing?

MY REVIEW:

One bad thing about a series, whether book or movie, if you don’t read/watch the next one, you tend to forget what was happening.  Such is the problem I faced with this book.  I read the prequel, Origins of the Never back in late 2014 and Souls of the Never in mid 2015.  Click on the book covers to take you to my reviews.

    

But, once I got myself reacquainted with the  characters, and storyline, it didn’t take long to get back into it.  I’d forgotten how much action there was in the first book.  The second book is full of action too.  It does jump around from world-to-world, and from time-to-time, but we start to see where all of Olume’s plans from the prequel start to come together.  There was a reason why Kat’s mother and unborn sister had to die.  What Kat’s baby sister comes back as is AWESOME!! 

There’s a lot more world building, and we’re introduced to a new race from the planet Zhibalba.  All of their names begin with the letter ‘Z’, which I found quite unique.   They’re a reptilian race and I really liked their determination to continue in the face of adversity.  I thought they were believable and well-written.

As with all conflicts and war, people die, and so Kat faces the loss of another friend.  This part made me cry, as the character was one of my favorites, though she did change in this book.

What I didn’t like: Parts of the story were just to saccharine for me, too lovey-dovey and cutesy.  I know it’s a YA book, but my teeth still hurt.

All-in-all, a well-written tale with very believable characters.  I’ve already begun the last book.  All the characters are rushing toward a final confrontation, which I hope, will be a very dramatic conclusion.   I’ve been told by CJ, I’ll be weeping during this one too.

If you love sci-fi with epic world-building and alternate universe’s,  you’ll enjoy this series.  I give it 4 dragons.

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About Sahara Foley

Bio: Until my husband died on Christmas 2012, I never thought about becoming a writer. In fact, the act of writing a story terrified me. Don’t get me wrong, I loved reading, just never had the knack for writing. The thought of writing dialogue scared the bejeebers out of me. See, Bob was the writer. He wrote stories for years but could never get a traditional publisher interested enough to publish even one. Now I understand why, as they were unpolished outlines. Then, after 30 years together, Bob passed away and my life was turned upside down.

About a month later, I was sitting around my apartment, trying to adjust to the worst event in my life, when a little voice spoke to me. Why not publish Bob’s stories? To be truthful, ever since the advent of self-publishing, I always wanted too, that’s how much I believed in his stories. But I knew I would have to fight him for every little change I made to his outlines. Sorry, honey, but they had to be done.

So, I pulled out the box of stories, dusted them off, and started on a new adventure: The World of Self-Publishing. Boy, did I have a lot to learn. I finally published several short stories early in 2014, then my horror novella, It Lives in the Basement. While I was working on them, I was slowly learning the craft of writing, and getting The Secret of Excalibur ready for publication. Excalibur was my favorite story of them all, and in the back of my mind, I knew I wanted a publisher. One day on Twitter, I ran across a tweet from Creativia Publishing, and that was another game changer for me. I signed up with them in December of 2014, and it was the best decision I’ve made.

One thing I’ve discovered on my new adventure, are all the really awesome and talented Indie Authors. If you find the right community of Indie Authors, all they want to do is help each other. I found that I love promoting them and their books, so that’s how I setup my blog. For readers to meet Indie Authors.

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