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Illyia (The Feigned Moon of Entiria Epic Serial Book 2)

Illyia (The Feigned Moon of Entiria Epic Serial Book 2) by [E.A. Bagby]

Episode 2 of The Feigned Moon of Entiria Epic Serial, Illya, by E.A. Bagby is a fantasy book set in the Deo Forest, a place known as the mortal realm and believed to be the middle way between earth and sky. After Giels and his friends come back from their journey on the underworld, they have to deal with the repercussions of their discoveries and the curiosity of their tribe. While Erikal, Meritus, Cleo and Alana start to interact with the community and create new and exciting possibilities for the Deo tribe, Giels has to undergo the pressure of his training to become lead storyteller all the while suspecting he might be going mad.

The protagonist’s doubts about his beliefs after the events of the first book set up the theme of the narrative, the clash between the council, chained to tradition, and the young characters, hungry for answers and new ways of living. Giels’ journey to understand himself and what he wants is really easy to empathize with. I was sometimes mad with his clinginess to tradition, and other times happy when he realized the silliness of his actions and the world around him. I would have appreciated this same depth provided to the other characters in the story.

The setting is very different from other novels, with a blend of tribal culture, fantasy elements and science fiction. The way the cultural elements are explained enrich the world and make you want to know more. The writing throughout the novel is superb, the story is constantly moving forward while the descriptions of locations are left to the readers imagination.

The Feigned Moon of Entiria provides an engaging mythology, while also providing an exploration of the conflict between myth/tradition and science/technology. I’m curious about what’s coming next, and I bet after you read it you will be too.

Pages: 150 | ASIN: B0979GD31H

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Illyia (The Feigned Moon of Entiria Epic Serial Book 2)

Illyia (The Feigned Moon of Entiria Epic Serial Book 2) by [E.A. Bagby]

Illyia (The Feigned Moon of Entiria Epic Serial) by E. A. Bagby continues the tale of Giels Deo, a son of his community’s leader, a famous Shaman, and a member of a long bloodline. The Deo tribe is set on continuing tradition with their son to strengthen and sustain their family’s future legacy in the community. As Giels had initially dreamed of becoming the tribe’s lead storyteller, he knows there’s a lot of responsibility in this role, though his journey in life took a very different path; one that neither Giels nor his family expected.

The story begins with a quick, enjoyable pace that leads the reader through the adventures of Giels, which take many unexpected turns in the second episode of this series. Giels is determined to follow his goal of becoming the Lead Storyteller while overcoming many obstacles in his path to greatness. Giels encounters other risks, heroic challenges, and adventures along his journey, all while focusing on his longing to be chosen for an essential role in his community.

The author paints a vivid landscape, with fascinating characters, haunted places, and challenges that continually take the reader through Giels’ adventures and his mind, as he both realizes and faces his biggest fears and challenges along his journey. While his focus remains undeterred throughout the story, he faces other feats that he must conquer in his mind when faced with a world of infectious spirits, haunted beings, and places that he must embrace to learn and understand.

As Giels narrates his story, the reader will find the story easy to follow, with a consistent flow of adventure woven into the theme of family responsibility, with various levels of personal and spiritual influence along the way. The story is engaging, especially as Giels discovers that the world he thinks he knows has much more in store for him.

Illyia is a riveting coming of age adventure story that follows a compelling character through an enthralling journey that is relentlessly moving forward. This stirring novel will appeal to readers who enjoy engrossing epic fantasy story with a well conceived backstory and a vivid world.

Pages: 150 | ASIN: B0979GD31H

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