Review of We are Voulhire: A New Arrival under Great Skies

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Review of We are Voulhire: A New Arrival under Great Skies

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[Following is a volunteer review of "We are Voulhire: A New Arrival under Great Skies" by Matthew Tysz.]
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“In the Lands of the Princes, it was death by the sword or a slow starvation.” The statement by Galen Bray best describes the situation in his homeland. When an opportunity knocked for him to move to a different world and take over his uncle’s estate, he readily welcomed it. Galen meets his uncle’s executor Rowan in an inn after many days at sea. It had taken Rowan six months of evading danger to find him, but he had eventually arrived at Onita Steel in Magnum Caelum. Within Voulhire, a country that is supposed to be filled with the ordinary, others possess supernatural abilities. The wind of change is blowing, and much is yet to transpire.

Midius Maido is the High Chancellor of the Mianoran Council. What is the source of his power, and how influential is he? We Are Voulhire: A New Arrival Under Great Skies, a fantasy book, was authored by Matthew Tysz. The story demonstrates how expensive hope can be and what it means for one to finally find an opportunity to achieve something meaningful. The narration is from the first point of view of Galen Bray and the third person, too.

The best story always introduces the reader to a new setting and characters and leaves them feeling they have known them all their life. Matthew surpasses this standard, ensuring the reader understands the underlying conditions in Voulhire and knows the characters and their inner motivations. I enjoyed following Galen and seeing how external forces beyond one’s control always bring unexpected changes. Additionally, the story comprises twists that change the trajectory of the story, resulting in a surprising, satisfying ending.

Just as entertaining as it is, the book also raises issues worth cogitating on. What does unification mean? How much is required for nationalism to be achieved? How far is too far, and what happens to dissenting voices? Through such revelations, the author manages to change one’s perception entirely concerning some characters; the boundary between good and bad is blurred. If you like stories with a hint of satire that provoke your thoughts, you would not want to miss reading this one.

I rate We Are Voulhire: A New Arrival Under Great Skies 4 out of 4 stars. I disliked nothing about the book. The fact that I found it hard to put the book down once I started reading it proves that it is gripping. It will appeal most to fans of fantasy; anyone above the age of fifteen can read it.

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Post by Loniya Chabili Mubanga »

While your review is quite intriguing and detailed enough for a reader to know what to expect, I'll have to pass on this one. Fantasy is one genre I have a tough time reading. But I do like the hint of satire that the book has and maybe that may persuade me to read it some day.
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I have read the book and it's indeed entertaining with some riveting and thought-provoking themes. While I'm not a huge fan of fantasy, I still ended up enjoying the writing and the characterization. Thank you for the detailed analysis.
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Post by Margi zuu202 »

A fantasy novel set in a different country based around a country called vouihire a King saw his four sons turning on one another in an attempt to earn the right to the throne at the same time he believes they may be plotting to overthrow him I like the character development which was done perfect and the story line was awesome from the introduction, the book was full of action and thriller which makes any fictional book reader glued to the book.i will recommend it 💯
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I have already read this book. wish that there weren't as many points of view and subplots. It makes for an overwhelming introduction to the series. There is also a mix of using modern and medieval languages. It is a confusing book to read.
But I'm glad you enjoyed it. Great review.
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I have not read the book yet but I am now more interested to read it. Having the first two reviews very convincing at how the themes are thought-provoking and the last one a bit confusing on whether I will really enjoy the book has me convinced its a book I should really and understand their views.Great reviews.
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The theme of nationalism is always an interesting one and pairs well with the idea of opposition. This seems like an interesting book
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My interest is been drawn by the theme of nationalism . I'll definitely give this book a try. Nice review.
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This fantasy fiction seems riveting. Satire that provokes your thoughts is interesting indeed. A well written book review. Congratulations on the BOTD!
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Post by María Andrea Fernández »

The story demonstrates how expensive hope can be and what it means for one to finally find an opportunity to achieve something meaningful.
That's a thinker. And something we can all relate to.
The best story always introduces the reader to a new setting and characters and leaves them feeling they have known them all their life. Matthew surpasses this standard, ensuring the reader understands the underlying conditions in Voulhire and knows the characters and their inner motivations.
You are completely right. And I especially applaud it in a fantasy book, because fantasy writers often overlook character development in favor of world-building.
Just as entertaining as it is, the book also raises issues worth cogitating on. What does unification mean? How much is required for nationalism to be achieved? How far is too far, and what happens to dissenting voices? Through such revelations, the author manages to change one’s perception entirely concerning some characters; the boundary between good and bad is blurred. If you like stories with a hint of satire that provoke your thoughts, you would not want to miss reading this one.
Those are very interesting topics to ponder. I love it when fantasy books raise questions that can be easily applied to our life on Earth.

Fantastic review!
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This book sounds like it has a very expansive world and great characters. I especially like that it is philosophical. I’ll check it out!
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Post by Pandora10 »

I am not a great fan of fantasy novels, but I can appreciate that this author has created a magical world that fans of this genre will enjoy. The narrative is very descriptive and I expect the hint of satire within the text will appeal to many such readers. Thanks for a good review on this book.
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I got this book by chance way back and even though it certainly wasn't what I was anticipating after reading the description I surprisingly was able to enjoy it enormously, anyway. I couldn't rest until I was able to read the whole series and ended up as huge fan of it!
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Nothing short of despicable. A very exciting read for every fan of adventure books. I was elated while reading this review. Great review.
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Compelling world-building and captivating characters. Great job by the author!
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