4 out of 4 stars
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Galen, a young man who had spent twenty years of war in the land of the princes, traveled on a ship to Magnum Caelum in Voulhire to take over his uncle's business and wealth. The mayor helped him in taking over his uncle's wealth in the bank, and Rowan became his best friend who helped him in learning and taking over the business. During their trip to Alvocia, they came across a rock that was found in a mine that a mage was looking for because of its magic; and they traveled to Yamon Soul where they hired a monk to read the rock. Will the monk find out anything? What magic does the rock contain? Will Rowen trust Demetrius?
We are Voulhire: A New Arrival under Great Skies by Matthew Tysz is the first in the series of a magical novel. This novel begins with the introduction of the cities in the magical kingdom of Voulhire.
The author's straightforward and descriptive style was terrific and commendable. I found each of the characters to be realistic, complex, likable, and unique in their way. They each come with their own back story that carries into their outlook on life and relationship.
There's nothing to dislike about the book; the author did a commendable job of perfecting this novel. The book is suspense-filled; there are many secrets, adventures, politics, schemes, and magic, to mention but a few in the book that kept me flipping the pages.
What I liked most about the book was how the author described the landscapes, the cities, and the events happening in the book; it was so vivid that I could imagine and see it through the eyes of the characters. I enjoyed reading the book and trying to solve the mysteries with the characters (Lord Orlion and Lord Meldorath). At 167 pages, the book is short and can be read at a fast pace. There are a lot of twists and turns that will have you turning the pages. The main character's story (Galen) was written from his point of view, while the other character's story was written from the third person's perspective.
I would say the book has been professionally edited, as I did not notice any grammatical errors or typos. There was no erotic scene, and no profane words were mentioned.
I would recommend the book to all readers who love magic, politics, adventures, and those who are interested in thrilling novels.
Overall, I would rate the book 4 out of 4 stars because it's a perfect and well-written magical novel.
We are Voulhire: A New Arrival under Great Skies
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