Welcome to my stop on the Godsland series blog tour! This is a YA epic/high fantasy adventure series by Brian Rathbone. The tour consists of reviews of all of the books and the audiobook, as well as guest posts, interviews and more. Be sure to check out the tour page with all the tour information and additional tour stops.
The books in the Godsland series:
Call of the Herald (Book One) - FREE
Inherited Danger (Book Two)- FREE
Dragon Ore (Book Three)
You can also find it in one bind up called The Dawning of Power Trilogy Omnibus.
Find the full list of titles and links at http://brianrathbone.com/ As this is only the first trilogy in the World of Godsland series.
Godsland books 1-3
[The following three books are in the Omnibus I am reviewing]
Godsland Book One - Call of the Herald
Echoes of the ancients' power are distant memories, tattered and faded by the passage of eons, but that is about to change. A new dawn has arrived. Latent abilities, harbored in mankind's deepest fibers, wait to be unleashed. Ancient evils awaken, and old fears ignite the fires of war. When a Catrin Volker, a teenage horse trainer, inadvertently fulfills the prophecy of the destroyer, she becomes the most feared and hunted person on all of Godsland. With the help of her friends, she must convince the world that she wants only peace.
Godsland Book Two - Inherited Danger
Leaving her homeland behind, Catrin Volker goes in search of knowledge and peace, unaware that she will face the greatest evil her world has ever known.
Godsland Book Three- Dragon Ore
Dragon Ore is the exciting conclusion of The Dawning of Power trilogy. Clinging to life, Catrin Volker struggles to regain her strength as her foes go in search of even greater power. Ancient enemies threaten and forgotten alliances emerge.
[Omnibus- all three books]
I apologize for the length of the following review. I find that the longer a book is, the shorter my reviews tend to get. It makes no sense, but I tend to just give the bare minimum for larger works and ramble on about shorter ones. Sort of like I am rambling now..
Book one book did a pretty fair job setting up Catrin as a character in my mind. For a female MC, she is very relate-able and can be tough if the situation calls for it- though she has her annoying moments (as do all book characters at one point or another.) She was interesting and I enjoyed watching her grow throughout the book as she adjusted to all the new changes in her life. While some aspects of the book progressed too quickly, others lagged. But for the most part, it was well- paced and I enjoyed the new characters and places as they were introduced. I especially loved the world created by the author. Very original with an interesting blend of dark and light. Fantasy characters are always a joy to read about, and these characters were no exception. I may have had a small problem really clicking with the supporting characters, but I still enjoyed them.
Book two took a little longer to get some action going, but once I soldiered on through the first bit of action, it was pretty good. I still had a bit of a problem with the other characters, but Catrin remained easier to empathize with. Pretty good and a slight step up from book one. (:
A lot of things get explained in the last 2 books that made me go "oooh". What a very creative angle on the author's part. I enjoyed how he turned that certain aspect in the book around- it was a pleasant surprise. The world and setting remained beautiful in my mind. However, I still has a bit of a problem with the characters. I feel like the book ended on a good note. I hear there is another book published in the same world. I may or may not check it out. ;) Okay, I probably will. The world was beautiful and pretty exciting!
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Brian Rathbone started out as a professional racehorse trainer, but he later transformed himself into a network engineer, programmer, and, more recently, rural broadband specialist. One thing that never changed was Brian's love of reading fantasy fiction. For years he would think of story lines for his own stories as a way to keep from dreaming about writing code. When the time came that Brian could concentrate on writing, The World of Godsland became real.