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Sunday, 26 January 2014

Blog Tour Review- The Hunter, The Bear, and The Seventh Sister

Title: The Hunter The Bear and The Seventh Sister
Authors: B.I. Woolet
Genre: YA Fantasy
Tour Host: Lady Amber's Tours
Rating: 4/5

When a beautiful and powerful stranger throws Jackson into the world of Arcas, his predictable midwestern life instantly vanishes into an all-consuming adventure. 
The last kingdoms of Arcas possess enduring youth, beauty, and wealth but have slowly crumbled under the weight of endless apathy and a painful past. 
The rising evil of Gurges Ater now threatens to reopen the ancient kingdom pillars created long ago as passageways between Earth and Arcas. With access to both worlds, Gurges Ater will quickly conquer the weak kingdoms and establish his own throne.
Can Jackson along with a paranoid bear, a lone hunter, and the surviving seventh sister work together to protect both Earth and Arcas?
Or will the unlikely heroes allow their own fears, pain, and past to paralyze them as Gurges Ater opens the pillars and claims the throne?
Leave your own world behind, dive through the shimmering portal, and join Jackson to discover the beauty, danger, and adventure awaiting you in the World of Arcas!

My Review
 I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review as part of the blog tour.
Now I must confess I signed up for this blog tour a little while ago and when it was time and I was sent the book I sort of forgot what the story was about and I am one for summary's (I like the mystery), so I just dove in blind shall we say, and I must admit I sure was excited the way things started off, and how quickly it progressed, I had a few little issues as well but we will discuss all that.
I was fond of the Hunter (Rigel) and the Bear (Otava) they were both very rugged and had a tough exterior, they were also fiercely loyal and very brave, giving them both my vote. Now Jackson on the other hand I just could not find myself getting on board with him, he spent days in his backyard battling Dragons and dreaming of adventure, but when he is taken to Arcas and faced with danger he spends a lot of time running and hiding behind things, I know that it's different but it made me question why he would be chosen to go to Arcas and complete the journey, and yes later a bit more info is given about Jackson and a bit more on why he was chosen, but for me it was still not enough to make me excited about him. 
I really liked the world building that was done, the three suns was cool and the different kingdoms were well established, but I felt like a lot of the characters were underdeveloped and I had a hard time connecting, Now that's not to say I didn't like any of them but I was not in love with them.
The ending for sure picked up and I was very shocked by the twist of the "REAL"  threat, so overall this was a fun fantasy and it will be interesting to see were it goes from here.

About The Authors

  B.I. Woolet (Benji and Ila Woolet) is the author of The Hunter, The Bear, and The Seventh Sister, the first book from the world of Arcas series. Benji studied Music Composition leading to a bachelor's in Music. Ila studied English leading to a BS in Education. When they aren't working, writing, or chasing their three little girls around, they are active in their local community and church. The couple enjoys creating lyrical and literary arts, playing music together, and exploring nature. They are happily married and live in Indiana.

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