Description (Taken from Goodreads)
Alli-Kar, a white-hole portal from another universe, rains meteoroids onto the surface of the planet Kelanni. But the so-called “lodestones” behave according to different physical laws, transforming Kelanni’s society. With the aid of the fearsome Keltar in their flying cloaks, the Kelanni are being put to forced labor to mine the lodestones. Shann, an orphan with a fiery disposition, witnesses a battle between a Keltar and a stranger bearing a similar flying cloak. She tracks down the stranger, learning of the technology behind the Keltars’ power and joining him on a mission to free the slaves and cut off their supply of lodestones. Meanwhile Keris, a Keltar, is sent on a mission to track down the rebels. She is attacked by a flying creature and saved by the enigmatic Chandara. At their Great Tree, she learns that a mysterious “Prophet” is out to destroy the Kelanni people. Their only hope is a powerful instrument hidden in the distant past. Pursued by Keltar, the party will encounter bizarre creatures, ancient technologies and terrifying dangers. Finally, they must seek to cross a massive storm barrier in order to reach the other side of their world, where a world-shaking revelation awaits
From the blurb I knew this was going to be an interesting book but I didn’t realise how interested I would become in this novel. I found myself completely absorbed in the Kelanni world.
I did feel that this boom did start out slow as all the various characters were introduced and there various parts to play introduced. However the novel soon picked up pace and I found it a thrilling read.
I found this novel to be really good for a debut author. He managed to suck the readers into this fantasy world and I feel left me wanting more.I thought this book was unique and I feel it is going to be a rewarding series to read for all that have been graced with reading this book.
The characters appear flawless and the reader can really engage with them and their world. I am really looking forward to reading the next installment.
Recommended to readers who enjoy sci-fi/fantasy reads.
This book was received for free by the author all opinions expressed are my own.