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The Dream Walker

The Dream Walker by K. J. Simmill is the account of the escape of Íkelos, the Father of Nightmares, from his centuries-long prison and how the Mystics, people throughout the various lands who hold special powers like those of prophecy and healing, worked together to save all the lands from his chaos and destruction. Some, like Zoella, have to learn what their powers are and how to use them, while others use their knowledge and understanding of the last time an event this disastrous happened to find a way of getting ahead of Íkelos. The most important powers seem to be those dealing with prophecy.

Author K. J. Simmill is an extraordinary story teller, creating a richly detailed world that will transport you into the book. K. J. Simmill thought of everything when developing her world providing details for every instance and immersing readers into her vision. This makes for an interesting read, especially for voracious readers of the epic fantasy genre, as they will not only understand what’s going on during the story, but also why things are working the way they are and why they’ve happened the way they have in the past and the present. The character development also shines in this novel which allows the reader to really relate to a specific character in the book. The reader really gets to see the characters develop throughout story.

The Dream Walker by K. J. Simmill is a riveting and powerful epic fantasy novel. Readers of science fiction and fantasy alike will find the story and characters memorable and engaging. From beginning to end, this is an entertaining sword and sorcery adventure that you won’t be able to put down.

Pages: 547 | ASIN: B08KXMTG87

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The Severaine

The Severaine: A Fantasy Adventure (Forgotten Legacies Book 2) by [K.J. Simmill]

Towns are being targeted by supernatural powers so all-encompassing that almost nothing can prevent their utter destruction. One after another, in a random pattern of devastation, horror, and complete madness, the world may, indeed, come to a terrifying end at the hands of Night. Perpetuating the onset of natural disasters meant to wipe out all civilization, the Severaine has been freed to begin the process. With the rise of the Severaine comes the determination of a group who has suffered tremendous losses of their own. Will this be their moment? Can they right the wrongs for which they, too, are responsible?

The Severaine: A Fantasy Adventure (Forgotten Legacies Book 2), by K.J. Simmill, is an epic novel of fantasy woven tightly with mythology. Throughout its beautifully written narrative, readers are presented with tiny glimpses into the stories of classic characters. Magic, intrigue, drama, and high adventure permeate the pages of Simmill’s work.

As with any text centered around classic figures of fantasy, there exist strong elements of good vs. evil, triumph over adversity, and tragic relationships as well as devastating events. Magic is an important underlying theme throughout Simmill’s work. From the very beginning, the notion of the city of Collateral as a refuge intrigued me. I found myself instantly caught up in the descriptions of illusive portals into and out of the city. Simmill takes readers on quite the adventure through the eyes of her characters as they search for the portal that will lead them to their ultimate destination.

There is a tone to Simmill’s writing that breathes new life into a genre that can be laden with sadness and tragedy. While addressing immense loss in the lives of her characters, Simmill presents Daniel, Eiji, and even Amelia as characters to which all readers manage to relate. I hesitate to say this is an easy read because it is lengthy and involved, but Simmill’s verbiage flows beautifully and appeals to readers across genres. There is just something about the way Simmill has written the character of Daniel that pulls on my heartstrings. He is determined yet fearful, broken while at the same time seeking hope. He is a character to be remembered.

Fantasy fans will find themselves swept into the mission to stop the Severaine from destroying the world. Simmill’s relatable characters threaded closely with bits of mythology make this an interesting read and, what I deem to be, a successful stand-alone second book in a series.

Pages: 629 | ASIN: B01KGP85FU

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