4 out of 4 stars
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We are Voulhire: A New Arrival Under Great skies, the very first entry of the Voulhire series, written by Matthew Tysz is a fantasy novel of suspense and epicity. The story starts with a wise and wicked ruler of a vast and powerful nation also known as the Emperor of Lullabies who had four sons. Fearing that his sons would take his place one day, he decided to evict them from his palace, sending each of them to a different island off his empire's mainland.
Galen, one of the four sons traveled to Magnum Caelum in the kingdom of Voulhire to recieve his great uncle's inheritance, a forge business called Onita Steel. There, he met his uncle's executor, Rowan, who plays a big part of the plot.
I'm not a fan of this genre and was even skeptical to read the novel at first but I gave this a chance and I didn't regret. The author really did an oustanding job. The story kind of reminds me to the movie Troy, particularly to the scene wherein the Riva Rohavi invaded the palace. I love the author's style of words. How he presented each of the character was exceptional. Another thing that I liked from this book is that the author provided a map and a reference which is very helpful to avoid confusion.
I consider this a new cup of tea for me. There isn't a single page I disliked and found boring in this book. I found only one error, just a spelling error. The book was well-edited. We can really see the author's efforts in rereading and editing the entire novel.
In short, the book was fantastic. A brilliant masterpiece, really. I would rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. I highly recommend this book to young adults and to all readers out there, particularly those who want to dwell in a new world.
We are Voulhire: A New Arrival under Great Skies
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