Monday, December 8, 2014

Everywhere the Road Ends by Scott McCloskey

Title:  Everywhere the Road Ends
Series:  The Traveler of Ord Saga #2
Author:  Scott McCloskey
Published:  September 18/14
Length:  365pgs
Format:  ecopy
Genre:  YA Fantasy
Shelf:  review
Rating: ★★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

Bullied at prep-school and unappreciated at home, all young Theodore Ellsworth wanted was to be like the heroes in his favorite fantasy tales. Whisked away to the Gossamer City and chosen to embark on a quest to save a kingdom, he thought he’d have his chance.

He was wrong.

Left for dead in a place where malicious spirits feast on the living, Theo has only just begun to learn that glory comes at a price. With his new friends fighting for their lives, Theo is thrown off course and embroiled in a murder mystery that must be solved before he can save his little sister from a gruesome fate. A crackpot inventor and a pure-hearted young knight are on the job, but Theo already knows the killer. He sees the Beast of Calharik every night, when he looks down in terror at his own bloodied hands.

Set against a backdrop of steam-powered robots, tall ships, and a seaside populace at the mercy of the rich, Everywhere the Road Ends picks up the action right where The Goldenwealth Light left off. Get ready for another exotic trip to the World of Ord, complete with new faces, twice the nail-biting action, and hours of page turning adventure!

My Review:

I love McCloskey`s style and tone. The light, easy flow of words allows you to immerse yourself in the story while the inviting storyline takes you on a journey that you won`t soon forget. The rich development of the land and world allows you to easily picture it, and take this journey alongside the characters. McCloskey delves deeper into the world of fantasy with this one, allowing readers the chance to experience more, while still remaining true to the original story.

We really get to know the characters in this novel. McCloskey takes those that we met in the first novel and continues to develop them. Not only do they exist in the present, but we also find out where they came from and what makes them who they are today. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

This is definitely one of my favourite YA fantasy series. I`d highly recommend it to those who enjoy the genre, but would suggest reading the series in order.

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1 comment:

  1. Sounds like I will have to get the first novel and get started.