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  1. Everville: The First Pillar
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  2. Everville: The First Pillar

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Boxed Set & The Fall of Brackenbone limited price 10/14-10/21!


“Potentially one of the greatest YA sagas of recent decades."


2014 Readers' Favorite Young Adult Fantasy Silver Medal Winner, Everville: The Rise of Mallory, and 2015 IAN Book of the Year Fantasy Finalist, Everville: The Fall of Brackenbone are now available!


Owen Sage is the emblematic college freshman at Easton Falls University. With all the worries about his first year in college, he was not prepared for what would happen next. His way of life was flipped upside down when he mysteriously crossed into another dimension, into the beautiful land of Everville. His excitement was abruptly halted when he discovered that there was a darkness forged against both the natural world, which he knew well, and the new land which he discovered, Everville. He must devise a plan to save both worlds while joining forces with the race of Fron and The Keepers, whom both harbor hidden secrets he must learn in order to gain power over the evil that dwells in The Other In Between.

With a race against time to save both worlds, his short time at Easton Falls did not quite prepare him for the evil, dark forces he must fight in order to conquer The Other In Between.

THE FIRST THREE BOOKS ARE ALSO NOW AVAILABLE AS A BOXED SET!

  • Everville: The First Pillar.
  • Everville: The City of Worms.
  • Everville: The Rise of Mallory.

Here is what the critics are saying!


"A fun, exciting and fast-paced read!" -Tuan Ho

"Exciting Read!" "Spectacular!!" "Magical Adventure About Another World"

"A new taste of fantasy!" - BJ Almeda

"An exciting and original series opener" - Ionia Martin

"A Great Blend of Fantasy and Teenage Adventure" - Larry Gray

Scroll up and grab a copy today before the deal ends!

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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Roy Huff
Binding
Kindle Edition
Edition
1
Format
Kindle eBook
IsAdultProduct
Label
Roy Huff
Manufacturer
Roy Huff
NumberOfPages
232
PublicationDate
2013-02-05
Publisher
Roy Huff
ReleaseDate
2013-02-05
Studio
Roy Huff
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Everville reads like a detailed story outline that now needs to take the next step into compelling drama and action.

It's a cross-world story with lots of potential, but it's like listening to a friend explain a story with the added inconvenience that the things they're interested in (like the food or signing up for classes) aren't the compelling aspects for you.

It felt like I was being held at arms length the whole time, rather than invited to into the story.

While it didn't work for me, I can see why it might work for others. Take a punt if you don't mind event-based plots.
I read a lot of young adult fiction, and I'm ok with the standard tropes and relatively simple plots, but this book doesn't pass even the most basic standards for readability.

The author takes no time to explain the world, and even takes shortcuts so that the main character, as new to the world as you or me, has a deep understanding of the world when the reader does not. The world carries no depth or character and the author often tries to pass that off as intriguing mystery but comes off as a frustrating lack of information.

The characters are flat and shallow. I'm not aware of any personality traits from any of them, including the main character. We don't know their fears, motivations, desires or histories. His friends uncritically accept the existence of another universe and fall in line as descriptionless sidekicks. The only personality any one of them shows is to punch a bully in the face--a bully who the protagonist knows and names, but only shows up for... Read more
Everville The First Pillar tells the story of a boy, off to college, who finds that there is an alternate world. One that is in trouble and needs his help. He finds that perhaps he and his friends have another purpose than just attending college.

The premise is good, and one fantasy readers I think would enjoy. Owen initially goes into dream like states that transport him to Everville, eventually he is able to go at will. He and his friends join several clubs while attending college and find that they are a link to him helping the people of Everville.

Although, fantasy is not a genre I'd pick to read, I liked the story. There were some things that didn't seem real, and yes, even in a story grounded in fantasy, I believe things should make sense. For instance, when Owen and his friends went to college, their time was completely taken over by their quest to help Everville. No one went to classes and the school's clubs, a front for the training needed to defeat... Read more
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