SubTitle: Book One in the Never Chronicles
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
Imprint: Live Oak
Pub Date: May 05, 2012
Author: J.R. Wagner
Category: FICTION - JUVENILE: Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
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Description from The Never Chronicles Website:
James finds himself on trial for the murder of his mentor -the man who saw him through the hardest years of his life. Before he can get over the shock of this accusation, he is convicted and banished a place reserved for the worst of his kind. James is a sorcerer and he has been exiled to The Never.
Not long before James was banished, he was told that he alone could prevent the Epoch Terminus -the date foretold to be the end of his kind. The date all Sorcerers fear.
Now, powerless and alone, James quickly learns that the land itself poses a greater threat than its inhabitants. If he is to have any chance of returning to his family, any chance of proving his innocence, any chance of saving his kind, he must work with the very people he's been raised to fear.
As a sorcerer, his skills are exceptional yet when he wakes in The Never, James is powerless. Armed with nothing but determination and the will to survive, he braves a land wrought with dangers, mysteries and temptations meant to ensnare both body and mind in order to find that which has eluded his predecessors. A way home.
Ok folks, I was unsure about this book in the beginning due to the fact that it constantly switches from present to past. I'm not a big fan of that. However, I do have to say that Mr. Wagner was able to capture my attention pretty much from the beginning and I was able to overlook it. I was quite intrigued with the story line. And could not help but to like James and worry for him during his struggles. This book was well written and I could most definitely see The Never in my minds eye. My only other complaint is that it seemed to end mid paragraph. I'm big on endings and I wasn't thrilled with that. I do have to acknowledge it is a great way to make you want to read the next book in the series though. So what's my rating?
Good job Mr. Wagner and I can't wait to read the next installment!
This is book has not yet been released! Releases June 5, 2012