Saturday, May 10, 2014
Author: Will Elliott
Publisher: Tor Books
Series: Pendulum series
Pages: 448 pages
Eric Albright is leading a normal life until a small red door appears under a train bridge near his home. Then a ghostly being wakes him in the dead of night, with a message from another world: You are Shadow. In Levaal, the world between worlds, the dragon-gods grow restless in their sky prisons, and the Great Spirits struggle to contain them. Vous, the worlds Friend and Lord, simmers in madness as he schemes to join the ranks of gods. He and the Arch Mage have almost won their final victory over the Free Cities. A dark age dawns. But Eric and his friend Case are now Pilgrims, called to Levaal for a battle more ancient than the petty squabbles of men. And they will learn why some doors should not be opened ...
First I'd like say I love this cover. Most of the fantasy books out there get some of the most awful covers. They ether don't go with the story or the art work is not all that great. This cover not only goes with the story being told it in it's self is a work of art.
The story starts with Vous standing on a balcony made of blood-red stone getting ready to feed a few hundred people to creatures of his making. Vous is a insane man that I hope gets taken down in the next book. Through the whole story you see how insane the man is. He makes his daughter Aziel scream out her window if she did not a prisoner would be beaten in the room next her's as a punishment to her for not screaming the why he likes. The man is even afraid of his shadow and wears a charm to make it go away.
This book is full of action, lots of adventure, and some creatures that I'd hate to meet. I give it five stars an can't wait to read the next book in this series.