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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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While he was in the ship, Galen was uncertain about what the future held for him. He definitely hoped that Voulhire would accord him the peace that the Land of the Princes had failed to accord him. The passengers in the ship provided him with the information about Voulhire, which he needed to get started. However, neither the other passengers nor the revered old man knew about Magnum Caelum, where Galen expected to alight.

We are Voulhire: A New Arrival under Great Skies by Matthew Tysz deserves a rating of four out of four stars for its outstanding storyline and amazing plot development. It is also devoid of any grammatical mistakes and must have been edited exceptionally. The author told this story from different points of view, which alternated between the characters themselves and the third-person narrator. This stylistic technique enhanced the delivery of the story and reduced the monotony associated with reading a story based on the observations of only one person (either a character or the author).

Mathew Tysz was very kind to include a map of Voulhire in one of the initial pages of the book, which helped me to mentally monitor the activities that happened in each town or city. I could also easily trace the journeys covered by the various characters and even resonate with the span of time that it took them to travel from one point to the other. There is also a glossary at the end, which enhanced my understanding of Voulhirian terminologies.

What I liked most about this book is its originality. Tysz's ability to create a fantastically utopian country, where the political, social and economical aspects of people's lives existed mutually is very realistic. Therefore, I managed to fully blend into the lifestyle habits of each character and even mentally participate in their interactions - dialogue and other physical activities. The book almost sounded believable to me due to the flawless social construction that the author developed. His imagination and creative skills are very admirable and fit to be lauded.

There is nothing negative, which I may have against this novel. I recommend it to readers that like reading stories founded in the olden times; the use of horses as primary modes of transport or a nation where steamships are the most sophisticated forms of transport. People who also toy with the idea of magic will be enthralled by the potential held by anything which originates from Caromentis.

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The map of Voulhire will be of more use as your continue reading the series. Kudos to the author for creating a believable fantasy! Thanks for an insightful review!
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I have read and written a review on this book. I agree that it has an original plot, and the author’s imaginative and creative skill is simply commendable. Great review!
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Amazing review! The author is extremely skilled in worldbuilding, you're absolutely right :)
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rahilshajahan wrote: 24 Sep 2020, 06:38 The map of Voulhire will be of more use as your continue reading the series. Kudos to the author for creating a believable fantasy! Thanks for an insightful review!
I am definitely going to proceed with reading the other books in the series. Thank you for the comment.
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lavenderbooks20 wrote: 24 Sep 2020, 08:07 I have read and written a review on this book. I agree that it has an original plot, and the author’s imaginative and creative skill is simply commendable. Great review!
There's truly a lot of positive things to say about this book. Thank you for the comment.
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Ellylion wrote: 24 Sep 2020, 08:12 Amazing review! The author is extremely skilled in worldbuilding, you're absolutely right :)
Your comment is encouraging as well, thank you!
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It seems like everybody else has read this book. I feel so out of place. I need to get to know Galen very soon.
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I've read this book myself, and I have to agree with your points – I really liked the inclusion of the map and tracing the journeys of the characters as well. Thanks for the great review!
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Having read this book, I agree with your analysis of it! I also enjoyed reading your detailed and insightful review. Good job!
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It's crazy how the author managed to create a fictional world that is at the same time very realistic. Great review!
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I've reviewed this book but didn't enjoy it. I found the first half boring, but your review is good.
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I also read the book a while ago. I too liked that the map was what introduced us to this story. Great job with the review. I hope you continue reading the series, it only gets better!
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This is one series I intend to read. The setting seems to possess immense creativity. No wonder it earned an excellent rating.
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Thanks for this detailed review. I'm happy you enjoyed the book. By this review, I'm motivated to read it.
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