4 out of 4 stars
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“We may not be the grandest nation on the planet, but we are the grandest nation among our species.” This is one of my favorite quotes by King Wilhelm, the King of Voulhire.
The city of Voulhire is a well-developed city with a magnificent legislative council team. The city has brave and skilled warriors called Mianora knights, who guard and protect the Voulhirians. Species from the neighboring lands admire the moral state and the abundance of resources the city possesses. This encourages them to plead with King Wilhelm to allow them to reside in the city. One lovely morning, during a court hearing, a black monster, interrupts the session and cause chaos in the courtroom. This result in bodies and splashes of blood scattered all over the room. And just like that, the whole city turns chaotic. Did Voulhire survive the havoc?
Apparently, the attack on Voulhire is an inside job. King Wilhelm has secret enemies, who pretend to support his sovereignty. The enemies are against the admission of the refugees from the Land of Princes into Voulhire. And of course, they had other selfish interests.
We are Voulhire: Someone Else’s End by Matthew Tyzs is an excellent Sci-Fi/Fantasy novel that will put you at the edge of your seat. The plot is characterized by mysteries, adventure, and horror. Additionally, the author used the first and third-person point of view to compose his remarkable story. Moreover, the world-building is exceptional. For instance, the historical, social, geographical, economic and the supremacy of Voulhire and Soulhire cities are vividly depicted in the story. Also, the scenes that portray the monsters attacking the cities are incredibly described. The book contains noteworthy themes that beautifully paint the plot this includes treason, monarchy, aliens and spirituality. Finally, the dialogues in the designated parts enhance the plot structure.
The plot and characters are masterfully and diligently developed. I love how Galen, Demetrius and Meldorath are developed. Galen is initially depicted as an ordinary calm and humble person, but later as the plot advances, he is portrayed as a fierce warrior. Demetrius is quiet and unfriendly, but his awe abilities reveal his exceptional qualities. Meldorath is a fugitive whose evil schemes elevate him to a high position that he always yearned to achieve.
There are several pleasant aspects of the book, but I’ll just mention a few. I enjoyed the thrilling dreams some characters had, which spiced up the narrative. Additionally, the scenes that illustrate the black shadows’ attack on some characters are breathtaking. They literally affected my adrenaline flow. I learned new words and names like knights, mages, ramshire and liege. Ultimately, King Wilhelm’s wisdom and intelligence to handle weighty matters are notable.
I wasn't impressed by some traits featured in the book, like the magical spells and cursing words.
The book contains some life lessons, like encouragement from our close associate is all we need to make our hope sure. Privacy is a valuable asset that the majority wouldn’t want to lose. Some people are not emotional. And finally, “east or west home is best.”
This gripping, action-packed and intriguing narrative is worth reading. It’s the third book of the trilogy. It’s a stand-alone book for the fact that I understood the concept in the story. I’m glad to point out that the book has one grammatical error. So you don’t have to worry about unnecessary interruption during your reading. Therefore, I rate the book at a 4 out of 4 stars.
Those who love reading Sci-Fi/Fantasy books will enjoy reading this novel. However, if you don’t like magical traits in your story, I suggest you skip the book.
We are Voulhire: Someone Else's End
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