Tuesday, April 1, 2014

One Realm Beyond by Donita K. Paul

Book Description

Cantor D’Ahma waited his whole life for this day. Born with a gift to jump between worlds, the young realm walker is finally ready to leave his elderly mentor and accept his role as protector and defender of the realms.
But mere hours after he steps through his first portal, Cantor discovers that his job will be more dangerous and difficult than he ever imagined. The realms are plagued with crime and cruelty, and even members of the once-noble Realm Walkers Guild can no longer be trusted. To make matters worse, his first assignment - finding a dragon to assist him on his quest---has led him to Bridger, who is clearly inept and won’t leave him alone.
With the help of his new friends Bixby and Dukmee, Cantor must uncover the secrets of the corrupt guild before they become too powerful to be stopped. But his skills aren’t progressing as fast as he would like, and as he finds himself deeper and deeper in the guild’s layers of deceit, Cantor struggles to determine where his true allegiance lies.
My Thoughts:
One Realm Beyond is a great book.  Cantor has waited for this day his whole life where he is initiated and becomes a true realm walker.  He steps through his first portal and nothing is as he had imagined.  He cannot settle for the first that comes along and the land is ruled by a corrupt king.  It seems the king isn't the only corruption that Cantor has to worry about, but he has new friends to help him discover how deep the corruption goes.
I found it to be better than I had hoped for. I could rarely put the book down. I found it to be different than many of the books I have read but that is part of what made it great . The characters were so well written that I felt like I was there with them.  The originality of the story line just wouldn't let me go and I can honestly say that this book will entice both young adults and adults that enjoy fantasy.  Donita K. Paul is a very talented writer and I look forward to reading the next book when it comes out.
This was a 5/5.  Great start to a new series.
Thank you to the publisher for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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