On Teralia, where magic has hidden for thousands of years, Darkness arises to challenge the Veil spell. The barrier is weakening.
Magic is returning to the universe. Only an outsider can prevent the destruction of the Glade and the people she loves.
On Sanctuary, the supporters of Tenybris have taken control. The universe teeters on the brink of all-out war.
Standing against them are Katheryne, the Foundation, prophesied to rid the universe of Tenybris forever, and Derren, the other half of her soul. Along with a small band of extraordinary friends, they need to raise an alliance against Sanctuary but incur terrible losses along the way.
Unseen, the Beast plots the release of its master. But Tenybris's freedom is not enough to sate the monster's depravity, as it sets out to corrupt and destroy whatever and whomever it can.
This is the beginning of the end. Who will remain standing?
©2015 Colin Rutherford (P)2015 Colin Rutherford
Yes, the story has many complex lines that needs reviewing before I take to the next installment
Katie well read and you will agree
Her natural vocalisation and relaxed accents, with great modulation for effect
yes spotting small yet pertinent "trekki" infrences
CJ Rutherford.s “in the Never” series
Hey if I am to take the time to review something you gonna get it wit 2 smoking barrels, (the perk of CJ not knowing where i live)
I start with the praise for his chosen narrator Katie Welburn
It is a breath of fresh air, to listen to the tones of someone who does not carry the garlic stench of a real strong accent. Allowing you to feel more involved with the characters, and her grasp at the We Irish accent made me believe she had even seen the commitments. all praise to the Narrator.
But to business, “the never” series. Lucky for me i was advised to start with prequel Origins, More a novella, but it got me hooked, so much so I continues straight onto Soles and Worlds.
From the innocent of Belfast to vast multi-worlds sounds a quandary however Its all here, with CJ’s Hometown of Belfast being the anchor that pulls this all together.
so i will summarise, “of the Never" are a compelling read, a fantasy sci fi with a little true love added. The development of its lead character (OMG its a woman) leaved the door open for some amazing continuations. The main additional characters begin life fooling me to believe they are Normal even bland, but pretty soon you have to open your mind to maximum as it seems CJ took a large dose of the Irish Pixy dust. “that escalated a little” came to mind as it fell into where i love a story to sit.
: Like the two previous books, Worlds of the Never doesn’t disappoint. It delivers the action and solid storyline I’ve come to expect from Colin Rutherford. I will be waiting for the next book in the series to make its debut!
Great story so far! Katie does a great job with all the voices and characters. This book had a happy and sad ending but left me excited about the next book! Thanks for another great book CJ!
"World's of the Never review"
Yes, absolutely, like the other part of this series I listened to, it was fantastic.
Everything, especially the character Tenybris.
Her narrative voice.
This is the second one of this series I really enjoyed. Another winner.
"Best So Far"
This book, in my opinion, was the best in the series so far. I really enjoyed the story of the first book the most, but the action and suspense in this book were the best. I'm still impressed with Rutherford's writing ability and the way he describes the world he created. This really is a good series and very different from most of other book series.
The narration was good as usual. Very fluid and a great complement to the writing of the book.
I would not start with this book in the series if you are thinking about it. You really need to go back and read from the beginning if you want to get the most out of this book...
I received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, publisher, or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.
"This book literally has everything!!"
I received this book for free from the author/narrator for an honest and unbiased review.
This book does have it all. I am really starting to enjoy his style of writing. I won't hesitate to read any book by CJ Rutherford. The narrator did a great job, there were slow areas but just a few. Not enough to detract from the book or story.
Worth a credit - definitely
I have a thing for books about magic. and a tough female hero. I didn't know I had started with book 2, but still great read. getting ready to read book 1!!!
"Eve of Destruction"
Epic fantasy blends with science fiction in a fully imagined universe populated with diverse creatures. There is a juxtaposition of hobbit-like lifestyles with advanced technologies including manufactured wormholes/portals and space travel, intermingled with magic. Although you could have read either the prequel or the first volume on its own, you are now in the midst of an unfolding saga and really need the sequential story to follow the scale of the adventure as the author deftly weaves threads and plots from diverse worlds. There is loss, reunion, family, romance, battles and fights (also things blowing up but no car chases)--excitement galore as the universe and its survival is explored.
I listened to the Audible which is clearly narrated and found myself again swept away into the Never as the gripping drama unfolded. Taking advantage of technology I slipped back and listened again to an earlier chapter when I lost track of how a character had developed to its present state; there are many worlds involved and the action flips rapidly back and forth among them. And there is a cliffhanger in this novel--I'm racing into the final book of the series!
"I'm still enthralled by the series!"
I said it for book one and it's still true, the originality of this series is brilliant. I'm yet to read anything like it.
I don't think I can choose, I said Catherine last time and I still really like her, but there are so many other interesting characters that I also love so now... there's too many to choose from!
Katie's narration grows on me with each book. Her character voices are very consistent, I can tell who is speaking almost all the time now without needing to be told that can't be easy to achieve.
There are too many to pick just one and I don't want to create any spoilers, so... you'll just have to buy the book to hear them yourself.
I'm really enjoying this series, but it's definitely one that has to be listened to in order to make sense so make sure you start from the beginning.
There's a cliffhanger at the end too, but the next book is available so you won't have to wait to get the end of the story.
Note: This book was provided free by the author/narrator/publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.
This is the 3rd in the series and I am getting confused with characters and places.Magic has been gone for a thousand years.It will take a human girl to bring order back,as well as the Glade,Santuary and Terelia. When magic returns,so does the threat. Katie Welburn is a fine narrator for this series.
I was given this book free for an honest review.
"received this free for an honest review"
enjoyed this very much, it just keeps drawing you in more and more. I would recommend it to anyone else who is looking for a good book.
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