Thursday, May 14, 2015

Michael Hanson and the Desolate Woods by E.L. Ervin (Powers of Ezron, # 1)

Michael Hanson 
and the Desolate Woods
by E.L. Ervin

My rating: 5 stars

Series: Powers of Ezron - Book 1
Publication Date: January 27, 2015
Publisher: E. L. Ervin
Print Length: 414 pages
Available from: Amazon
Michael Hanson’s high school peers think he’s weird, at least in part because of the golden armband that’s been there since birth and grown as he grew. But he doesn’t let it bother him. He’s got two good friends, a loyal (if sometimes annoying) little sister, and two parents who love him. He’s figured out he’s adopted, but other than that, he doesn’t think there’s anything exceptional about him.

He’s wrong.

Just before his fifteenth birthday, the symbol on his armband begins to glow, and Michael starts waking up floating over his bed. Little by little, through the guidance of the winged beings Ethan and Izra, he learns who he is—a powerful immortal from the ancient bloodlines of Earth.

Together with his sister and friends Trenton and Anya, Michael explores a fantastic world of magic and unseen dangers, where a rogue immortal whose plans for gaining power and wreaking havoc threaten total destruction.

To fulfill his destiny and defeat Zaric, Michael will have to master his new powers and accept help from the unlikeliest of allies. If he fails, Michael’s immortality won’t outlast his adolescence.

Michael Hanson and the Desolate Woods by E.L. Ervin
Michael Hanson and the Desolate Woods (Powers of Ezron, # 1)Ahhh, to be a kid again! Adventure, fantasy, heroics, secret worlds and special abilities, remember the days when you were invincible? E.L. Ervin’s Michael Hanson and the Desolate Woods is a return trip to youth for some of us and a first time trip into the world of fantasy and superheroes for younger readers that will open new doors into the magical world of reading.

The adventures of young Michael and his friends dares the world of reality to compete with such an engaging tale as Michael discovers he has super powers and enters another world where hidden truths are revealed and his life is changed forever as he and his friends must discover the extent of their powers and how to control them while using them wisely.

E.L. Ervin directed her tale to younger readers who do not need a “connect the dots” plot with details of “how” something came to be. She brilliantly uses the open minds and wild imaginations of youth to live her tale alongside of these young heroes. With a rapid-fire pace and constant action, there is never a dull moment as this sometimes quirky cast of characters find themselves with unusual complications in a strange world where one day is equal to one minute on Earth. One has to love an author who knows how to hold her audience spellbound!
A great summer read that may prevent the dreaded phrase, “I’m bored.”

I received this copy from E.L. Ervin in exchange for my honest review.


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