One Realm Beyond

One Realm Beyond

Realm Walkers Series, Book 1

eBook - 2014
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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.
Publisher: Grand Rapids : Zondervan, 2014
ISBN: 9780310735830
Branch Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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rslars001
Jul 26, 2017

Fantastic! This is a great story, full of dragons, other realms, magic, and unlikely friendships. I enjoyed it and would definitely recommend it to my friends. :)

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Myst_1983
Mar 08, 2017

As an avid fantasy reader I find it easy to bump into things that I've seen before, but I enjoyed this read. I picked it up by chance (February's "Blind Date With a Book") and found the characters to be enjoyably quirky, and what might normally come off to me as juvenile (I am an adult reading this) or silly, was pulled off rather well. My only gripe is that as a part of a trilogy, it sort of assumes that I'm going to read the rest of them so the story does not progress as far as I suspect it could, but there is a sort of resolution and it does end at a point where an end seems suitable. (Personally, I would like to see more single book fantasies but this seems to be the formula now).

On a side note, if I put my academic hat on there are some religious and possibly Christian parallels in the story. I suppose some people might be annoyed by that but I personally didn't find it obtrusive or anything, and it fits with the story this far.

I didn't intend to read more than the one book from the start, but might continue later when the mood strikes me. I would recommend it.

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Tabaqui
Dec 12, 2016

These books get better as the series goes on. In this one, the characters are a little annoying when you know they should be doing something else than what they are, but that's realistic. I highly enjoyed this book, but I feel like Ms. Paul reused some of her favorite ideas from The DragonKeeper Chronicles. Primen is virtually explained as Wulder, the dragons are almost identical, and so on. I'm not quite sure if they're supposed to be in the same world? That aside, Bixby was hilarious. I'm totally jealous of her fashion sense. :) However, she fit the character cliché of the "know-it-all" who the protagonist is somewhat jealous of, you know? Ultimately, I really like these books, and I think the author is good at creating worlds and sticking to her own rules.

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