The only way to get to Marenon is to die, and Silas has just arrived.
The Deliverer ( The Marenon Chronicles #1 ) by Jason D.Morrow
ebook, 846 pages
Published November 2011
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I have to say it's been over a year since the last time i've read a 800 pages book in less than 10 hours :P I guess that is only a proof of what a great book the Deliverer is.
The Deliverer is an epic fantasy story, starting in our world and then move into the world of Marenon, written mostly from 2 different POVs. The author gets his time with the events in our world instead of rushing to move the main character into the fantasy and i liked that. Because we get a good idea of what a person Silas is before and after everything. The writing itself is lighter than in the usual epic fantasy stories, and that's a reason a book such big was read so easily. Either way, there is nothing missing and the writing fits the story perfectly, with descriptions now and there for the places without being overdone, development and full background to all the characters (even the secondary ones) and lastly, a very well written descriptions of events which were held in a different world or time. I never had any problem, moving from the one character to the other, understand the story, remember the world's history or place when every event was placed chronologically opposite the other.
The characters are almost all likeable for different reasons. Even the bad guys, gain a respect of some level as characters.
More precisely, Silas is a young 17 boy of prophecy. He is well matured, clever but sometimes has he moments and does things without thinking about them. Either way, it's easy to connect with him and be one of my favorites characters as well. Need to point out, how clever the author played the whole swordsmanship thing. Instead of going through a fast training than in most books, he found a way to have Silas ready for the world before everything.
As for Julian, who is the second POV, he is an entirely different character than Silas. He has grown in Melaron and he already has a place of power. He is a decent character but some moments i just wanted to punch him. He is clever, and makes good plans. But most of the times can't keep his temper and rushing into things. He does have his good moments too though.
A slightly problem was when the story had to be moved from our world to Meralon where i got a little confused on how the whole thing worked, but the author take his time and explains things later so i didn't really mind.
In conclusion if i have a say, it's a great epic fantasy story more focused on adventuring before goes fully to war. And for another time i ask, how the big publishers pick what to print. Because the Deliverer, it's way better than most of the halfs book i've read this year and totally deserves some attention!
A digital edition was received by the author for review.
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