Book Review: Children of the Blessing by Perry Morris

childrenoftheblessing - POD coverTitle: The Children of the Blessing
Author: Perry Morris
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: 4 stars
Purchase: Amazon
Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

When key events prophesied thousands of years ago finally take place, those who lust for power will do anything they must to take control—even if that means killing the children of the blessing.
The children of the blessing have never met. Renn wanted to be a farmer and Avaris a warrior, but their birth and blessing set an ancient prophecy in motion that promises to shift the balance of power on the continent of Lemuria. The two boy’s dreams and innocence are shattered by those determined to influence the events to come and seize power for themselves.
When loved ones are killed and homes destroyed, both boys must flee from horrifying creatures and powerful magic users. Renn has to cross the continent to reach the safety of Elder Island where he can receive training from the Lore Masters; Avaris decides to follow the evil creatures that have ruined his life to caves beneath the Cragg Mountains where the surviving members of his tribe have been forced into slave labor. The Grand Warlock, Kahn Devin, has determined that both boys will either join with him or die.

In typical fantasy fashion, two young boys’ birth set forth an ancient prophecy in The Children of the Blessing. Renn and Avaris are vastly different, the first wanting to be a farmer and the second a warrior, but their lives will forever be determined by fate and destiny rather than ther own choices. Magic and terrifying creatures rip their homes apart. Renn needs to cross a continent to receive training from the Lore Masters and Avaris wants to save the surviving members of his tribe and destroy the creatures that harmed them. But an evil warlock wants the two of them to join with him… or die. With their lifes threatened at every turn, and danger lurking around every corner, this story sure keeps the reader on the edge of their seat.

I loved Renn and Avaris, but Avaris was my favorite character of both of them. The characters both had a lot of depth and personality. The world building was excellent, just complex enough to be entertaining but not too complex so one wouldn’t understand it. While the book has some familiar fantasy tropes, it puts them in an original jacket and always manages to put a twist on them.

A great start to a fantasy series that I’m sure will be epic.

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