Monday, June 1, 2015

Everflame by Dylan Lee Peters

by Dylan Lee Peters

My rating: 4 stars

Series: Everflame - Book 1
Publication Date: First Published January 8, 2012
Publisher: Dylan Peters
ISBN: 9781105453328
Genre: Epic Fantasy younger readers
Print Length: 304 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
The world is old and full of lies,but also full of truth,and here between the earth and sky the questions fall to you.

  Long ago, when the earth was young, four ancient beings created man to be the bastion of the earth and its creatures, but when the Great Tyrant came and chased the Ancients away, the world was transformed into a place of fear and isolation. Over time, humans lost their connection with a world they had been created to protect, they forgot the ways of their ancient creators, and accepted the Tyrant’s lies as truths from the mouth of a god.
  Now, deep in the forests that surround Gray Mountain, two bears find a small child that is abandoned and left for dead. The bears name him Evercloud, raise him as a member of their kingdom, and teach the boy of the Ancients, all underneath the light of the Everflame, the flame that burns atop Gray Mountain as a monument to the integrity and spirit of the bears.
  As Evercloud grows, rumors reach the bear kingdom of the Ancients’ return, and now the young man must leave his home to find them, and help save the world he holds dear.
  Will Evercloud lose himself in the darkness of the Great Tyrant’s lies, or will he have the courage to judge his own heart, the strength to master the darkness, and the faith to follow his purpose until it burns within his heart like the Everflame?

Everflame by Dylan Peters

EverflameIn the world of fantasy for younger readers, anything can happen. Bears and all other animals can talk, if they choose. They live civilized lives, with rules, commerce, and their own kingdom. Their spiritual lives are fulfilled with the teachings of ancient beings, the creators. Among them lives a young man, treated as one of the clan, raised by the bears as a toddler, in spite of his being human. When a treacherous journey is required, two bears and one human will trek the wilds in search of the ancient creators, for only they may defeat the evil Great Tyrant. What they do not know is the Tyrant has created a minion to do his bidding, and he is powerful, filled with hate and deadly, very deadly. Will this journey be one filled with blood, death and darkness or will good conquer evil once again, at a steep price to pay.

Epic fantasy is detailed, follows prescribed format and always has a magical feel. The author may create as he/she sees fit in a world built with shadows and jagged edges and camaraderie and unlikely allies coming together against the odds. Everflame by Dylan Lee Peters is written for a younger audience that does not require minute details to make things happen. It is written for that magical spark inside of the reader who wants to live in the moment with the characters and believe in the unbelievable. Mr. Peters has woven many threads for this story and pieced them together like a patchwork quilt, and only when the pieces are sewn together does the true beauty of this tale come through.

Talking bears, good versus evil, sorrow, loss, cruelty, magic, love and coming of age, it’s all here, written to entice younger readers to feel the magic of reading.

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