Today we have a review stop for A World Apart. The Tour is also offering a giveaway to a randomly drawn commenter. (: Lets get to it.
A World Apart
Demetrius makes his first mistake when he lets his best friend Halcyon marry Eleyna, the love of his life, without saying a word. On the day of the wedding, he walks away from the Elencheran town of Dove's Meadow and joins the army.
He makes his second mistake when the pirate Black Iris tricks him into letting dozens of men, women and children die in a fire. Demetrius is imprisoned in grief and disgrace.
But he can atone. The Black Iris is dead. The Ivory Rose has risen to the top of the pirates and is leading brutal raids on the coast. If Demetrius can capture and kill her, he'll win his pardon.
And then Demetrius discovers the Ivory Rose is Eleyna. He must decide which will be his third mistake: losing his last chance at a pardon or destroying the one woman he's ever loved.
My short Review :)
What stuck out: I really like how the focus of the story changed from character to character throughout the beginning of the story. The first few chapters were solely about Demetrius's grandfather up until his son was born. Then the story followed both the grandfather and the father. After Demetrius is born, the story focuses on all three of them. The story then focuses soley on Demetrius throughout his childhood. When he meets Halcyon and Elyna, the story includes them as well. After that the story alternates between Elyna and Demetrius. I really liked the idea of getting to know each of the characters personally.
While this book is incredibly long, it was an enjoyable fantasy set in an interesting new world. (:
David will be awarding a $25 Amazon Gift Card to a randomly drawn commenter during this tour and the book
blast So make sure you comment. (:
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