Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Review: Eventide by Daniel Beazley

Title: Eventide
Author: Daniel Beazley
Series: The Sepherene Chronicles #1
Publication: November 1st 2014

Genre: Fantasy ~ Science Fiction
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Rating: 4/5

Review copy provided in exchange for an honest review.

  
Held within the soft embrace of semi-consciousness upon a strange world, Lucius can barely hear the argument that rages over his fate. Little does he know they're the voices of angels and that he is about to be pulled into an ancient struggle of epic proportions where more than his own destiny will hang in the balance.

In a time where religion has become no more than a convenient commodity and fallen angels bask within their god-like existence upon the mortal planes, can Lucius find the courage and will to see him through the trials that have now been laid before him? And will his newfound companion always be there to shine her light along the way?

Eventide is the first instalment in The Sepherene Chronicles, a tale of unity and righteous endeavour where adversity lurks in every shadow and the line between good and evil becomes ever more blurred.


Books that have angels in them are usually really not my thing. I think I maybe only like two books that have angels in them. I decided to read this book because the author had send me a review request and Jennifer from Book Bird Reviews thought I might like it. And guess what? I ended up really liking Eventide, which came as a bit of a surprise to me. It was something new and different. 

When I started reading this book I was a bit confused as to what in the world was going on. I guess I just didn't catch on that quickly but once I got more into the story I was getting really invested in it. The author's writing style was a big part of that. The writing was really amazing in my opinion. Descriptive and detailed but not to the point that it was getting boring, not at all. I loved it.

Basically there are two main characters in one body; Lucius and the angel, Sepherene that's within him. Sepherene is on a mission to redeem herself by hunting down fallen angels. I really liked this storyline. It also had lots of action and the end was a bit of a shocker. 

With 78 pages the story is rather on the short side, but it's not so short that there wasn't enough character and world building (which is a pretty big deal to me with books). I felt that the lenght of the book was just right and the ending has definitely left me with wanting more. 

The thing about Eventide is that it isn't your typical angel book. It's fantasy but it also has a lot of science fiction elements. I just loved that. It's pretty much a whole new world to discover and from what I've read so far, I'm liking it a lot. I'd definitely recommend this story!




       About the Author:

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Daniel Beazley was born and raised in the South West of England. Growing up he became captivated and drawn into the World of fantasy courtesy of the writings of Tolkien, Feist, Gemmell, Lewis, Livingstone and Dever. These together with films like Conan, Red Sonja, The Dark Crystal, Willow and Krull, truly inspired him to want to join the creative journey that is fantasy.

He began writing in 1996 whilst spending some time in the sunny climes of Sicily. This continued periodically whilst working in the Army and then the Police; living in various parts of the country as well as overseas.

In 2012, after winning a short story competition for the Fantasy Faction Anthology about an orc and goblin he decided that there were more adventures that needed to be told. Six months later the first book of the Trivial Trials series, ‘Goblins Know Best’, was complete and ready for publishing.

Daniel now lives with his family in the rural countryside of Devon.


3 comments:

  1. I am super happy you liked it, Steph! Eventide really is a great new take on angels and has none of the fluffy ones so score! :D

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  2. I am not always a big fan of angel books either, but I like the sound of this one!

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