Young Adult Fantasy
4 out of 5 Stars
*I was gifted a copy of this story by the author in exchange for an honest review.*
Immortals have been created by the gods known as The Four to protect the world of Ein-Aral from evil known as Dro-Aconi. Four such Immortals are sent on a quest to stop the Dro-Aconi from acquiring Starstone from an unprotected village. Starstone is a powerful resource the Dro-Aconi need to break their way fully into Ein-Aral, as currently they are only unformed shadows.
The Immortal Emaranthe holds power over fire. Despite her child-like appearance, she has been Immortal for over three hundred years. Jadeth is an Elf with healing powers. Ivo can control the wind, and his brother Jaeger has power over water. Together, these four Immortals must fight against Alarandia and her guards before the Dro-Aconi are able to get the Starstone.
The Immortals: Part One: Shadows & Starstone is a fantasy novella taking the reader into the world of Ein-Aral. The character descriptions are well thought-out, giving the reader a good picture of just what these Immortals look like. Their powers are described in detail so you know what each character’s strength is. And their backgrounds are provided in this novella to set the basis for future books. Each Immortal needs to use his or her strength to defeat the Dro-Aconi and save the village.
Although I’m not much of a fantasy reader, I did enjoy this story, and the ending sets up the next quest these four Immortals will undertake. The only drawback was that the book could use a little better editing as dialogue was repeatedly punctuated incorrectly and there were a few formatting issues. Overall, it was a good read.