“When kids awake on an island, they’re told there was an accident. Before they can go home, they will visit Foreverland, an alternate reality that will heal their minds. Reed dreams of a girl that tells him to resist Foreverland. He doesn’t remember her name, but knows he once loved her. He’ll have to endure great suffering and trust his dream. And trust he’s not insane. Danny Boy, the new arrival, meets Reed’s dream girl inside Foreverland. She’s stuck in the fantasy land that no kid can resist. Where every heart’s desire is satisfied. Why should anyone care how Foreverland works?”
The author introduces us to Foreverland in a shocking way. There are many dark shadows hanging over the place and this story. We meet a number of boys that appear to be alone in the world. While they are promised healing, they quickly learn they are prisoners. They are offered unlimited delights and diversions for not asking questions.
Tony has created a fascinating place that could be now. His characters are for the most part believable and understandable. Some of the action is a little cloudy, and Sid's character seems rather underdeveloped considering the fairly central role he plays throughout the story. Reed’s story is the other that could have received more exposure. I sense there could have been an early conflict between Reed and Sid, before Danny arrives.
I do not want to give away any more about the story. It was a great read, it drew me in completely and was very hard to put down. I enjoyed “The Annihilation of FOREVERLAND” immensely, and consider it one of the five best books I have read so far this year.
Even more amazing for me, I did not find a single spelling error.
This story is rated 4.5 stars out of 5! Great reading pleasure!
The book is free on Tony’s website. You will not be sorry.
In the year 2067, a new world is discovered amidst the dark expanses of the cosmos. Harvesting the resources of this vast new planet, known as Xavier997, may be the only hope a post-apocalyptic earth has for survival. Upon arriving, however, the explorers of this promising new world discover they are not the only ones interested in Xavier’s rich resources, forcing mankind to fight for the new home they need so desperately, as well as defend the one they already have.
Welcome to the breathtakingly beautiful, yet horribly dangerous realm of Xavier, wherein lies treasures, resources, and secrets to both raise mankind from the ashes, or bring them to their knees…
This is how the author introduces us to his world! A marvelous world it is!!
I really enjoyed this book, it was quite hard to put down. There was very little for me to find wrong with The Scrolls of Xavier, book 1. The plot was interesting, the action was well paced and drawn out. Character development and interactions were very compatible to the story. Captain Michael Dawn was an excellent leader and proved to be a good reflection of military life; his personal angst and fatigue served to enhance the story rather than detract from it. His romantic growth was handled quite well also.
My only complaint was the small handful of spelling errors; they were so few in quantity so as not to cause a serious distraction from the pure pleasure of reading Mr. Ashley’s book.
I rate this book 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. A great romp in alien mud and blood!
Who am I?
An avid reader, typobuster, and the Hyper-Speller. I am a husband, father, and grandfather.
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