Saturday, February 23, 2013

Review: Chosen

Chosen by Jolea M. Harrison

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Please note: I originally read August 2011, and then re-read a year later. I originally received the book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

My Synopsis: Dynan and his twin brother Dain don’t know it, but they are born in fulfillment of an ancient prophecy, and if they can’t live up to their destiny, it could mean the end of the world, brought about by the demon Belial. It all beings when Dynan finds a dangerous talisman while taking part in an archeological dig, and it ends up with him needing to find the originator of his line while in the spirit world.

My Thoughts: It is really hard to describe the basic plot of this book without ending up giving spoilers, so I’ll have to leave it there. What I will say is that this is an amazing work of science fantasy (a fantasy story set in a science fiction world, I guess is the way to describe it) – the characters are developed wonderfully, the history is outlined enough to help the reader understand what is happening, and there is a perfect blend of character development and action to keep fans of both schools of writing happy. Anyone who enjoys a good story, especially in a science fantasy vein, should absolutely love this book - I highly recommend it and suggest you take the time to track it down and read it as soon as possible.

Series Information: This is the first book in the Guardians of the Word series. I have read all of the books in the series so far, and I think there are a couple more planned. The other books are:
Book 2: Myth
Book 3: Telepath
Book 4: Legend
Book 5: Union
I have linked to my review on each book title above for your convenience. A few of the reviews have spoilers in the synopsis, but I have tried to keep them under tags.

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