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It is my first time reading a fantasy fiction novel and although I was unsure of what to expect as I began reading, the storyline J.W. Webb creates quickly drew me into this new, mysterious world. The book centers on a continent on the brink of obliteration, all brought on by the hands of deceitful barons. Eon Barola, the baron of Barola Province, makes the evil sorcerer of a Disney movie look like a nice guy. His three sons, Rosco, Paolo and Aldo are right behind him doing the dirty work at his command.
Mr. Webb did an amazing job at describing the characters and their surrounding environment in stunning detail. The manner in which he describes the different worlds and the torment characters endured there made it feel as if I was part of the story. At one point, I could almost feel the pain as the rod seared Erun’s skin when the Barola brothers were attacking him. The narrative display throughout the book is nothing short of impressive.
As I read the book, my emotions bounced back and forth between anticipation and anger over the events that took place throughout the book. It is a fantastic journey that hits every point of the spectrum from love to hatred, vengeance, despair, hopelessness and just about everything else you would image could be part of a world quickly falling apart. I could not wait to reach the end to see how the whole sorted adventure would end.
Gol (The Legends of ANSU) is an absolute must read for fans of fantasy fiction. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a great summer read. As a new reader of this type of fiction novel, I can’t wait to read J.W. Webb’s next book!