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Augur of Shadows
by Jacob Rundle
The Destined #1
Release Date: February 26, 2019
Publisher: Jacob John Rundle
Genre: YA Dystopian / Fantasy
Grief-stricken seventeen-year-old Henri moves to New York City after he loses his father. He experiences vivid dreams that tell of things to come, and his visions lead him to meet a wise young man, Siméon, and to reconnect with an old friend, Etlina.
Henri and his friends, Siméon and Etlina, venture on a journey required to fulfill their intertwined destinies in order to bring forth a cataclysmic event to aid against the Primordial Evil.
With the guidance from otherworldly beings, Henri and his friends will do what is needed to ensure their success.
As many other authors, I read every book that I could get my hands on when I was a child. Now, I muster up the strength to put my own words on paper, and I want to share them with the World.
Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to The Novelette and Jacob Rundle for this free copy. All quotes in this review are taken from the Advanced Reader Copy and may change in final publication.
Thank you so much for this opportunity to read this novel, and wow I have to say that I was very intrigued by this world that Rundle created. Again I have another main character that is dealing with grief over losing his father – and ugh if Disney hadn’t already killed me with amazing father figures and losing mothers at an early age, this definitely made me feel a certain type of way – and we have Henri moving to New York to lick his wounds. Like, I don’t know about you, but I don’t know how I could have survived in New York after something like that.
I’ve only been to NYC once, and I felt like it was a jungle, just saying.
I’m glad that we ended up seeing a friendship between Henri, Simeon, and Etlina. Especially because of all the drama that was happening in this world, and how they needed to band together against this ancient evil that will threaten to destroy their world. That’s tough as it is. This actually reminded me of Buffy in that she did well with the help of her friends and that by working together, they were able to save Sunnydale multiple times, even though she always thought that being the Slayer meant that she had to suffer alone. To me, this shows that they don’t need to suffer alone, and I think that maybe seeing that there was something that Henri could do after his father’s death may have made him realize that there was more to life afterwards, even if he didn’t really feel like it.
This was a great first novel for this series, and I’m curious to see more character growth in the other novels.