Today I bring you a review for the second book in the Hero’s Arc series, The Greenmen by Linden Forster. You can read my review of the first book here
*Disclaimer: I received this book free of charge in exchange or an honest and unbiased review. My opinions are my own and have not been influenced.*
Aereon has found the Creators.
He’s crossed seas and mountain ranges to reach them, tangled with dwarves and ogres along the way, escaped the clutches of an icicle wielding irate yeti to rescue them and now they tell him that they weren’t in any great need of help.
A revolution has sparked in the realm of Hudikvar, because of something things Aereon might have said to a troop of homeless youths. Now, King Victarian is after Aereon and anyone associated with him.
Local woodsman, Lars, has agreed to help them flee and be their guide through Oak’s Wood, but even he cannot guess what lies in wait for them within. Not now the Lord of the Primes is about to wake.
‘He’s got a touch of destiny about him, that one,’ said the Dealer.
‘Aye. He’s got a date with her, I’d say,’ said the Trickster.
‘And she’s ordered the lobster,’ said the Teller.
The Greenmen starts where Divine Invention left off. It explores the more fantasy side of the world in which we meet many of it’s new and wonderful creatures.
I love how the path to Krank is filled with many twists and turns. In particular I liked the interactions between the characters especially the humour. Linden has a brilliant way of making the words flow seemlessly and as a result you end up caught up in the story alongside Aereon. I really enjoy the way the narrative voice always has opinions and comments to make along the way.
This book was throughly enjoyable. Getting to experience the characters growth and development through their accidental adventure was a delight to read. The world-building has been done in such a way that the places I visited in my mind were easy to envisage. I particularly loved the way that the tree souls work and how different it is from other fantasy books. This makes for a refreshingly unique perspective.
I highly recommend this wonderful novel to anyone who loves to travel to a world where your imagination can reign free.
Linden Forster began writing at the age of seventeen. Divine Invention was his debut novel and it took seven years from the idea conjuring at the back of an English class to reaching the page.
Since then, writing has become his dream and passion. The Greenmen is the second in his fantasy series, The Hero’s Arc.
He is a lover of nature and enjoys walks in the country and often ventures out armed with a notepad and pen.
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