By Velvet Davis
Genre: General Fiction (Adult)
Release Date: June 25th 2019
About the Book:
A forest beckons.
It hides a relic in its roots and provokes a perilous quest.
As a scribe in Semadon’s orderly society, Ceera Kestlyn fears for her reputation when a shadowy forest summons her through a vision and her dreams. Then three men go missing in a remote wood, and she decides it’s her duty to find out why.
Leaders allow her to accompany Dassius Rucien—a member of nature’s secrets—who can harness the power of the elements—offer help that is dangerous to obtain. Amid these harrowing encounters Ceera’s dreams intensify, revealing that the forest hides a relic in its roots: an object that could explain her dreams and thus prove her credibility yo Semadon’s leaders. Yet as the forest beckons, it also seems intent on destroying her, for entering the woods could leave her mind as twisted as the trees…
IMMORTAL ROOTS is a futuristic and mythical eco-adventure, complete with controversial mystics, an eccentric inventor, a bitter and dangerous spy, and two warring councils.
Immortal Roots had an interesting beginning that carried just enough action to keep the reader interested. But after the first chapter or so, things really slowed down to a crawl. All of the scientific talk and otherworldly-ness really threw me off, so I had a hard time enjoying it. It really was an interesting concept, but it was slow going.
The writing, on the other hand, was both gripping and boring at the same time. I’m not sure how anyone can pull that off, but that’s just how it was. While it carried a note of interest, the lack of showing in the text made it hard to really get into it. If it had more showing and less flowery words thrown in there for the sake of flowery words, it would have been much, much more interesting.
I’m not saying you shouldn’t read it. It was good. It just lacked a few things that would have made it better.
NOTE: I was given a copy of this book through NetGalley for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I Rate It: 3 stars
About the Author:
Velvet Davis lives in the Midwest with her husband, son, and newly planted bonsai forest. When not writing and musing story ideas, she spends her time reading all kinds of books and hiking. She has a special love for coastal forests and giant, moss covered trees.