Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Review: The Deliverer
Title: The Deliverer
Author: Jason D. Morrow
Page Count: 450 Pages (Paperback Edition)
My Rating: 4 TURTLES: A great read, I definitely recommend.
Prophecies are not always clear. That is what seventeen-year-old Silas Ainsley learns when he finds himself in a realm called Marenon. The people of Marenon are nearing the brink of war and many of them claim that Silas is the fulfillment of an ancient prophecy. Each group wants to use him for their own purposes, and he doesn't know who is trustworthy. With the help of a lawless band of mercenaries, Silas must journey to uncover the meaning of the prophecy before Marenon falls to ruin. The only way to get to Marenon is to die, and Silas has just arrived.
The Deliverer is a very exciting story that begins on Earth with Silas and his grandfather, Garland. Not long after, Silas enters Marenon after being killed in a fight against mysterious beasts known as Stühocs. From the moment Silas enters Marenon, he begins travelling throughout Marenon, meeting up with a band of mercenaries and seeing the many different terrains of this new land.
I really enjoyed reading about the wonderfully described world and well-developed characters, there was never a dull moment. While The Deliverer starts on Earth, the majority of the book takes place on Marenon, bringing to mind other High Fantasy tales such as The Lord of the Rings and The Inheritance Cycle.
Jason Morrow definitely leaves many questions unanswered in his first book The Deliverer, the sequel to which is called The Gatekeeper and is scheduled to come out this month. I would recommend it to readers of fantasy, especially High Fantasy, but think it is an entertaining Young Adult read for anyone in search of an epic tale to immerse themself in.
Buy The Deliverer (Book One in the Marenon Chronicles) on Amazon