4 out of 4 stars
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The Elfkin Journals: Blending of the Races by JDeVereS tells the story of "The Misfits," an Elfkin Warder team led by Garith de' Graoin. Garith, during one of his moon dances, discovers that the Acolytes in an alternate universe still terrorizes the other planets. He goes with his team to the Planetary Warder headquarters to outline their plans to defeat the Acolytes to Colonel Golf, the planetary leader. They also show him their recruit, a non-Ilfkin hominid named Dawn.
After much deliberation, Dawn is allowed to go on the mission. The council also enlists volunteers to aid the task and, at the last minute, assign a protector class warrior to the strike team. The mission will unveil some mysteries surrounding Dawn and the protector class warrior.
The book exposes the reader to planetary balance and defense. It also affords the reader the opportunity of seeing the never-ending struggle for supremacy between the forces of light and darkness, albeit from the author's unconventional perspective. In telling his story, the author allows his imagination to come into play, which keeps the reader intrigued. As a result, I find the story very entertaining, and I applaud the author's writing style.
JDeVereS created an interesting world for his characters. In this world, the rules remained unchanged, and when breached, the perpetrators would activate the wrath of a team of protectors. The story reads very much like DC Comics' Justice League. This made the book captivating and full of suspense. He added a touch of science to the blend of powers and magic, which helped to thicken the plot. He also added a lot of background information, which enabled me to understand the story better. My favorite aspect would be the background information, as I could always know why a particular scene was playing out in a specific way.
I loved the way he ended the story. The author gave the reader closure for the first part of his story while laying the foundation for a sequel. As a result, The Elfkin Journals: Blending of the Races could be read as a standalone book. Also, I loved the interaction between the members of the Warder team. They were a real family bonded together by love, respect, loyalty, and singleness of purpose. There was also a touch of romance to add extra spice to this captivating story. I found myself engrossed in the book.
Overall, I'll give the book 4 out of 4 stars. I found only two errors in the book, which led me to believe that it was professionally edited. There was nothing to dislike about the book. The author wrote a captivating story, and I'd readily recommend it to anyone interested in a fascinating, interplanetary tale.
The Elfkin Journals: Blending of the Races
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