Title: Immortal Voyage
Author: C.G. Powell
Publisher: Terra Stellar Press
Publish Date: June 9, 2012
Synopsis: Before the time of the great pyramids, there was a place like none other, a city of glass and metal rising from the depths of the ocean. Shrouded in mist, the island of Hy-Brasil and its capital Atlantis lay hidden from the rest of the world by its people, a race of long lived, interstellar nomads.
What secrets would you keep to save your kingdom? On the Queen’s deathbed, the sonless King Aldric is force into a promise to allow his five daughters to marry for love. A promise he wished he had never made, and one he will have to break to save the kingdom.
The youngest of five daughters, Jael, spent most of her time at her father’s side learning to run a kingdom. Believed to be the King’s favorite, Jael is shocked when he betroths her to a longtime friend of his, Prince Sarik of Hy-Brasil. Soon she will learn that world is full of secrets and one of them is her very own birth. Will the secret that bonds her to Sarik be the ultimate downfall of a kingdom?
My Thoughts: Immortal Voyage has a wonderful way of capturing a reader's attention and not letting go. I was so quickly immersed in the world that Powell created that I hated to see it end. The only thing I could have hoped for was for the story to be longer and a little more fleshed out.
The characters were very interesting. Jael was a strong leading character. I really enjoyed reading her journey as she learned the secrets of where she came from. I also enjoyed Sarik. He started off as a bit standoffish but he quickly grew on me as a character. I would have loved to learn more about them both. I also like the glimpses of Jael's sisters that we got. They were very interesting.
I loved the plot. It was twisted and had unexpected turns all over the place. I really liked reading this book. I almost felt like it was a great starting place to something so much bigger. Powell has an amazing story telling ability and I would love to see what she does with something bigger.
I received and e-copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.