Venators: Magic Unleashed by devri walls
PUBLISHER: Brown Books Publishing Group
SERIES: venators, book 1
RELEASED: april 10, 2018
GENRE: dark fantasy, ya fantasy, paranormal & urban
The dark unknown beckons.
When their college dorm is infiltrated by creatures from another realm, Rune Jenkins, her twin brother Ryker, and old friend Gray Malteer are thrown into unexpected, twisted chaos. While Rune and Gray are able to escape, ,Ryker is kidnapped away to Eon, the alternate world from whence these dark beings came.
With the help of a supernatural guide, Rune and Gray must now travel to Eon to save Ryker, and discover the illuminating truth about their ancestry. In this new world of fae, vampires, werewolves, and wizards, power is abundant and always in flux. Rune and Grey are being set up as pawns in a very dangerous game and must find their way through – and out of – Eon before it consumes them.
“Fast-paced and supernaturally entertaining. It will leave you hungry for more!” -Addison Moore, New York Times bestselling author of the Celestra series
“What an original and captivating fantasy! Venators: Magic Unleashed will suck you in, keep you guessing, and leave you breathless for more. I can’t wait for the next book!” -Chelsea Fine, bestselling author of the Archers of Avalon series
Devri Walls is an international best selling author. She lives in Meridian, Idaho with her husband, two children and one adorable little mutt. Writing in all things fantasy, she would do just about anything for a working magic wand. Mostly because she’s a walking disaster and a wand would be of enormous help…although she’d probably trip and break it. So, there’s that. She graduated with a degree in theater and has studied vocal performance most of her life. She now teaches voice lessons when she’s not writing novels, cooking dinner, playing taxi, spending time with her amazingly supportive husband or trying to read. devriwalls.com
He waded in, glancing back to make sure she followed. It wasn’t long before he felt bony fingers wrap around his ankles. Grimacing, he jerked his leg free. Rune shrieked. “Keep moving!” Tate shouted back. “If you stop, they’ll pull you under.” Fingers continued to grab at him, and then something pinched. The abuse grew more violent the closer they got to the other side. Something kicked the back of his knee so hard his leg buckled, and he was grateful he’d left his arms free for balance. Teeth scraped down his leg, deterred only by the thick fabric of his jeans. Then something tore the coat from his waist, and his most prized possession vanished beneath the muck. He swore under his breath as he twisted away from another attack.
Fantasy can be so creative! The more creative and original the author is, the better the read as well as the surprise that comes from not knowing the world in which the story takes place. Walls has an entire world that has just unfolded in this first installment. This is a world filled with everything unimaginable, but some prominent appearances are humans, vampires, werewolves, shape-shifters, incubi, dragons and something new…called Venators.
Throughout this read, there are inviting entities and others who work for themselves. Starting out in our world, two siblings struggle against their nature…knowing that something is coming. Riley starts drinking, making his sister Rune, watch after him. There is only one person that Rune feels the most comfort when around, Grey Malteer. Grey loves everything supernatural, which Rune detests, but in order to understand herself more…she feels drawn to Grey and in finding out what he knows about them. After a mysterious man by the name of Tate walks into both of their lives, nothing will ever be the same. Suddenly, everything they hold dear is in danger and goblins are chasing them through the streets. Their only escape is a portal that Tate opens. With no idea where the portal leads, Grey and Rune must make a near impossible jump into the unknown, trusting a blue man that may or may not have their best interests in mind. What they find on the other side and who they trust will either save them or be their ultimate demise.
Walls has a superb story-line with fantastic character development. All of the characters in this story are unique, interesting and entertaining. They all have such depth that will intrigue the reader and allow them to feel emotions like desperation, determination and hopefulness. The pace is fast, making an easy and absolutely satisfying read. There were little to no errors, making the story that much more enjoyable for the reader. If you are a reader of young adult fantasy and paranormal, you may be interested in this adventure. Since this is the first installment in the Venators series, you are able to jump right on in.