Book Review: The First Pillar (Everville) by: Roy Huff

Publisher: 21st Century Lion Books

Publication Date: August 5, 2014

Origins:  From Author for Review

Synopsis: Owen Sage is the emblematic college freshman at Easton Falls University. He studies hard, plays hard, and is incredibly charming. With all the worries about his first year in college, he was not prepared for what would happen next. His way of life was flipped upside down when he was drawn into a different world, a world unbeknownst to him. He mysteriously crossed into another dimension, into the beautiful land of Everville. His tragic excitement was abruptly halted when he discovered that there was a darkness forged against both the natural world, which he knew well, and the new land which he discovered, Everville. He must devise a plan to save both worlds while joining forces with the race of Fron and The Keepers, whom both harbor hidden secrets he must learn in order to gain power over the evil that dwells in The Other In Between.

With a race against time to save both worlds, his short time at Easton Falls did not quite prepare him for the evil, dark forces he must fight in order to conquer The Other In Between. 

Review: THE FIRST PILLAR is the first book in the Everville series, featuring Owen Sage. THE FIRST PILLAR introduces us to another dimension, known as Everville, and the darkness which threatens both Everville and our world, known only as ‘Them’. Owen is determined to save Everville and will learn all he can in order to do so. While THE FIRST PILLAR had a very interesting premise and some of the ingredients to make for a wonderful story, I wasn’t able to connect with the characters or the plot. I think some revisions are needed to make the story flow better and infuse more life into THE FIRST PILLAR.

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