A rolling tremor passes through the land of Uton signaling a return of long absent magic as well as violent, evil creatures bent on shredding the very fabric of reality. Ryson Acumen, purebred delver, learns that legends he considered fables hold more truth than fantasy. He discovers the Sphere of Ingar is free from its tomb in Sanctum Mountain and it threatens to obliterate all life.
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1 . Interesting Plot
Posted September 02, 2011 by Salsa , STLI gave this book a 4 star rating because essentially, I did like it in the end. It did take a while to get into the book because of how in-depth the details were in the first half. Once, I was past the first hal of the bookf, the pace picked up.
I disagree with the previous review written with the statement regarding the title being misleading. Yes, the Delver did not have overall magically abilities like wizards, etc .However, I think it's the Delver's natural inhuman abilities that led him to wield the use of the magic in the sword that even the elves couldn't bring out and that there is still more to come in the next two books. My advice is to definitely keep reading past the first 100 pages, it definitely gets more interesting.
2 . OK novel
Posted May 26, 2011 by Joshua , BakersfieldI like the essential idea about the story although the title is very misleading.
The book doesn't state anything about the delver having magic, just natural abilities.
The characterization of these characters are a on the primitive side as they are presented as continually stubborn and doubtful and foolishly noble, especially the delver. They were are repeteadly characterized as short-tempered. Even the wise Mappel the elf had been depicted to be short-tempered and not-as-wise-as-he-should-be in some parts of the novel. The elves have no spectacular characteristics about their species. Just that they are only a little faster than humans and good at bows and arrows and travel on trees which was a huge disappointment for me since elves are a fascinating species that I find very interesting for their extreme grace and power shown in other fantasy books. Basically, to me, it seemed as if most of the characters had shown some childish features, even to the extent of stubborn stupidity, that should not have been present based on their description.
There was too much talk and explanation going on with very little solid action. It was a page turner indeed but only because parts of the book was boring, full of repetitive explanations and comments that were already previously mentioned.
The only reasons for my further reading of the next two books is to discover what will happen and because the plot is essentially captivating. I am already in the third book and throughout that reading, it had been painful and often exasperated reading as the events progress and characters continue to show their unnaturally ignorant and childish characteristics.
August 19, 2010
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