Wednesday, April 16, 2014

[Book Review] One Realm Beyond by Donita K. Paul

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Cantor D Ahma waited his whole life for this day. Born with a gift to jump between worlds, the young realm walker is finally ready to leave his elderly mentor and accept his role as protector and defender of the realms. But mere hours after he steps through his first portal, Cantor discovers that his job will be more dangerous and difficult than he ever imagined.

The realms are plagued with crime and cruelty, and even members of the once-noble Realm Walkers Guild can no longer be trusted. To make matters worse, his first assignment---finding a dragon to assist him on his quest---has led him to Bridger, who is clearly inept and won t leave him alone.

With the help of his new friends Bixby and Dukmee, Cantor must uncover the secrets of the corrupt guild before they become too powerful to be stopped. But his skills aren t progressing as fast as he would like, and as he finds himself deeper and deeper in the guild s layers of deceit, Cantor struggles to determine where his true allegiance lies."


The world where two different planes and different realms exists, there is a selective group of people with gifts that can jump the realms and help people. Cantor has been learning how to be a realm walker ever since he was a boy and was blessed to have an amazing mentor who was a legend. When Cantor finally passes his final test before being a realm walker, he is set for an adventure to find his dragon, be a traveler, and make friends along the way.


One Realm Beyond was nothing that I've read before. I rarely read High Fantasy books but it made me realize how exciting the world can actually be. The adventures, details, and character development was amazing. Although slow paced at times, it kept my attention and made me love the whole book. My favorite character by far was Bridger - smart, witty dragon who got into his head that he was Cantor's. Me and him could definitely be best friends! Definitely recommend for anyone who is a fan of fantasy and dragons and cannot read the next book!