Book Review: One Realm Beyond by Donita K. Paul

One Realm Beyond

The Synopsis:

Cantor D’Ahma waited his whole life for this day. Born with a gift to jump between worlds, the young realm walker is finally ready to leave his elderly mentor and accept his role as protector and defender of the realms. But mere hours after he steps through his first portal, Cantor discovers that his job will be more dangerous and difficult than he ever imagined. The realms are plagued with crime and cruelty, and even members of the once-noble Realm Walkers Guild can no longer be trusted. To make matters worse, his first assignment—finding a dragon to assist him on his quest—has led him to Bridger, who is clearly inept and won’t leave him alone. With the help of his new friends Bixby and Dukmee, Cantor must uncover the secrets of the corrupt guild before they become too powerful to be stopped. But his skills aren’t progressing as fast as he would like, and as he finds himself deeper and deeper in the guild’s layers of deceit, Cantor struggles to determine where his true allegiance lies.”

My Review:

Before I write what I thought about the content of this book, I will say that the cover is gorgeous! The cover is actually what hooked me into reading it, I had decided I was going to review it before I read the synopsis…..

Okay, now that this has been said, the book itself was kind of slow in my opinion. It took almost half the book before anything “bad” happened. Yes, there were some challenging dilemmas in the beginning, but nothing of consequence happened, making everything look really easy. Everything also happened really fast (I don’t know how I can say the book was too slow and too fast, but I just did, so, hopefully you know what I mean….). I also didn’t like that I would be reading one chapter and then the next chapter was taking place over a month later without any warning, that left a lot of confusion on my part.

However, the characters made up for the loss of conflict. I loved each and every one of the characters, as well as their personalities. The detail was also great and I could easily picture what was going on.  Even though the book is kind of slow, it is a good story, and I will most likely read book 2 when it comes out. I do recommend it to fantasy lovers, as well as my friends.

Thanks for reading!

“I received this book from Book Look Bloggers for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are my own.”


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