4 out of 4 stars
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We are Voulhire: A New Arrival under Great Skies is a science fiction and fantasy novel written by Matthew Tysz. The story revolves around Galen Bray, who has escaped his hometown and immigrated to Voulhire.
The story begins with Galen escaping from the Lands of Princes after receiving a letter from his great uncle. He is exhausted by seeing the bloodsheds and war in his country and happily migrates to a more peaceful place named Voulhire. Not just this, the story is also set in the other world where magic exists and this world is called Caromentis. But only the people who have found a way can get into this world. Caromentis also has empires and kingdoms. So what do you think? Can a magical world invade the Cosmos? Well, it will be more interesting if you read this book yourself and know what happens next.
We are Voulhire: A New Arrival under Great Skies is the first book and an introductory part of the series, We are Voulhire. This is a fascinating book that gives a thorough overview of the plot and the characters of the series. This is a short book containing 150-160 pages which is quite good considering it to be an opening book of the series. I admire the author’s writing style and creativity. He has done a marvelous job of creating the new world.
The best part of the book is the plot itself. The idea of two worlds and the existence of magic is captivating. The author has done a pretty good job of weaving a fictional world realistically. I appreciate how skilfully he has crafted and developed the characters. They seem lively and full of emotions. This is not like historical fiction which is only filled with wars and invasion, but this also mentions some modern elements, like gym, spa, clubs, etc. I especially enjoyed the descriptions given about the cities, the architecture, and also of Caromentis. I do not have many things to say about this novel, as this is just an introductory book. The actual mystery, tension, and drama will be seen in the subsequent books of the series which I am eagerly waiting to read.
There is nothing much that I disliked about this. My only complaint is that the story is slow-paced. This book is more like an extended prologue than a novel. Therefore some scenes of it seemed boring to me, for example, the part where the author describes the country and the citizens at the beginning of the book. Nevertheless, I enjoyed reading the book. This looks like a perfect start to a great series.
This book seems to be professionally edited, as I did not find any errors or typos while reading. So, for all the above-mentioned reasons, I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. This novel does contain profanity and obscene scenes that are not suitable for children. However, I highly recommend this book to everyone who likes reading science fiction and fantasy novels especially the one with a touch of magic in it.
We are Voulhire: A New Arrival under Great Skies
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