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Since his childhood, Galen Bray has endured oppression, servitude, and starvation in the lands of the princes, caught amid the power struggle between the emperor's sons. When Galen receives a letter urging him to travel to Voulhire and take over his late uncle's blacksmithing business, he seizes the chance to escape the harsh lands of the princes. Little does he know, however, that Voulhire has its share of unsettled circumstances. The return of the Caromentis mages, particularly Meldorath Dalehei, threatens King Wilhelm's rule over the city, and the silence of the Riva Rohavi hints at an even greater disaster to come. Galen Bray must now learn to navigate this coveted city amidst both benevolent and malevolent external forces.
We are Voulhire: A New Arrival under Great Skies by Matthew Tysz chronicles Galen Bray's quest for a fortune in an unfamiliar land far from his usual environment.
There are numerous aspects of this book that I find appealing. Firstly, I am amazed at how the author portrays the imaginary setting of the story within the pages. The setting vividly captures a world of dark magic, and the intriguing characteristics of certain characters in the book left me grinning. For instance, I couldn't help but smile while reading the scene featuring the dancing Riva Rohavi as they approach their adversaries with graceful movements. The mental imagery evoked by this depiction is truly humorous. I was also entertained by the inclusion of magical elements throughout the book. The author's descriptions of the setting were so well-crafted that I began to question if the geographical environment depicted could possibly be real. The book's authenticity is further reinforced by the inclusion of a glossary, providing explanations of the terms used to describe Voulhire's culture, geography, and government. The tone employed in the book is captivating, allowing me to establish a connection with and enjoy the roles played by each character, particularly the enchanting presence of Siden in the Cosmos of Voulhire. I also appreciate the detailed descriptions of the mage Meldorath and Beth.
There was nothing in the book that I disliked. It has been meticulously edited, as I did not encounter any typos or grammar errors. Therefore, I wholeheartedly rate this book five out of five stars. I highly recommend it to fans of dark fantasy and action-packed scenes.
We are Voulhire: A New Arrival under Great Skies
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