4 out of 4 stars
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A New Arrival under the sun is the first book of We are Voulhire Series. The author, Matthew Tysz, introduced us to this amazing novel with a brief detail of a kingdom called lullabies, which was ruled by a terrible Emperor known as the Emperor of lullabies. In this series, the Emperor of lullabies noticed a conspiracy to overthrow him by his sons, which he reacted to this by scattering them abroad, giving each of them their own portion of land and what they will need to protect it whenever they were attacked.
On the other hand, of this introductory series, the author introduced its readers to a very magnificent kingdom called Voulhire, which was founded by King Saint Idus And ruled by King Wilhelm. A small map was shown at the beginning of this book, which was pointing at the geographical location of Voulhire. Also, the author gives us details of what this kingdom is made of: starting from the beauty of the kingdom and the skills the people of Voulhire possessed, which makes them prosperous.
The multi-plot in this novel keeps me engaged throughout. The lopsided encounter between the physical world and the magical world is another thing to watch out for in this novel. The kingdom of Voulhire comprises normal humans; with the skill of doing things in a unique way. And again, there are some that are called the mages; people with magical power that can control the mind and the functionality of the physical body of a human.
Also, the protagonists of this novel Galen Bray, who was born and raised up in a very terrible land called the land of the princes. In the land of the princes, the order of the day is war and killings, which forced the humans living in the land including Galen Bray to know nothing but survival. Galen Bray’s uncle, who lives in one of the towns in Voulhire, rescues him from the land of the princes. Upon his arrival at Voulhire, he found out that his uncle has passed away; leaving his properties and workshop as a blacksmith to Galen, which will now become his new occupation in Voulhire.
To be sincere, after finishing this book, I concluded to only recommend this great novel to people of sound mind because of the use of magic. I love the narrative skill of the author; it’s so simple and easy to understand. I rate We are Voulhire: A New Arrival under the sun 4 out of 4 stars.
We are Voulhire: A New Arrival under Great Skies
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