This was well written book. I enjoyed every minute.
I loved this book! Hopefully there will be a volume 2 as I feel there is a lot more story to come. Even a prelude novel would be good.I enjoyed the concept of magic used.
It reminded me a bit of The Wheel of Time but without all the exaggerated description.
Please keep writing !
Some of the stories characters are able to use the powers from certain stones. It reminds me of Brandon Sanderson’s world where people attain abilities from metals (although this is much tamer and better for a younger audience than Sanderson .) I recommend this book!
Journey to the Fringe is a fantasy with a very interesting world. Though it took me a few chapters to get into the story, after I became acquainted with all of the characters, the story took off for me. A unique aspect of this book is how many different POV's (points of view) are used in this novel. I felt that this allowed more story to be told. If this book had only been told by one point of view, I don't think it would have been as rich and bold. I loved many of the characters such as Princess Ivy, Simon, Laith, Captain Merrick, Gilda and of course the old seer Medwin. All of these characters have a gift that makes them a Stone Mage. All of their individual gifts are Earth elementals harnessed to the wind, rain and earth. Princess Ivy can control "space" and open up portal doors and Simon can control the gift of time. I loved the scenes where they used their unique gifts.
The characters are in a battle for their homeland, Lyria. It has been taken over by the evil Abaddon, who with his strong, Southern warriors want to annihilate the Lyrian people. There is a lot of action and great battles in this book. The characters are so well written that you care about them quickly. They each have their own personal battles and reasons to be journeying to the Fringe. I can't wait to read more in this series. The first book can actually stand on it's own, without any other books to come. This book is written for the Young Adult Fantasy reader, but with the many great adult characters, adult readers will also connect with this book.
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