4 out of 4 stars
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We are Voulhire: A New Arrival under Great Skies by Matthew Tysz is the first book in the fantasy series We are Voulhire.
The land of Voulhire was ruled by King Wilhelm who witnessed bad deeds from two different Lords ruling Hillport, a town under his kingdom. The king had to keep a secret from his people to make the town safe and peaceful. A young man named Galen Bray was given a way out of the land of the princes that was filled with war and a lot of catastrophe for both the poor and the rich. To escape from the war and the crisis, he journeyed to Voulhire which he knows nothing about and to a great-uncle he never knew he had. He was welcomed and escorted by an executor named Rowan as they both journey through the land of Voulhire in a search to be a blacksmith with a difference.
The story in this book was written from different views and perspectives. The ones about Galen were written from the first-person perspective, and the ones about the kingdom were written from the third-person perspective. These made the book very interesting and relatable to read. It was a page-turner as I was constantly longing to know how Galen’s journey will end and how the kingdom will cope with its secret and the power tussle. Matthew Tysz also carefully created all the characters and made sure all the needed background information was provided, especially in Galen’s character. The author gave us details about Galen’s family and even the Kingdom he was from. All these made me enjoy the novel as I was able to read all the emotions and thought of all the characters presented in It.
Even though this novel was the first in its series, one would expect that it may not be too interesting, due to the need to create the background for most of the characters that would be included. This novel was not so as the author delivered more than expected. I had nothing to dislike in this book as it was well-written as a foundation for the rest of the series.
I would rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. I gave this rating because the book was very interesting to read and had pulsating and well-developed characters. The book was also professionally edited with no error noticed whatsoever. I would love to recommend this novel to the lovers of science fiction with a lot of fantasies.
We are Voulhire: A New Arrival under Great Skies
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