The premise of these books is that Christianity, and by extension most other organised religions, are a lie; that Jesus was in fact an alien called Eloa from another dimension. To be honest, Chris de Burgh’s song, a Spaceman Came Travelling would be a great theme for it.
The story is told over three novels, No Heaven, No Hell, and No Religion. I flew through the first two books and received an ARC copy of the third which I finished in a day. It was that good, and I was sorry when I finished it.
It has something for everyone. Alternative history, mixed with paranormal and science fiction. It’s set in present days, and has a backdrop of world affairs that makes what happens in the books entirely plausible. Lex is a master of making people think about what is going on before their eyes, and how the news media is putting their own slant on things.
The characters are real, and likeable, enough that you will care about what happens to them. The story line is fast paced and detailed enough to pull you into the pages, and drag you along an amazing tale of good versus evil. The villain in this book is one of the best characters I’ve ever read. I REALLY hated him by the end of the book.
All in all, I would thoroughly recommend this to the adult audience.
Wow! Never a dull moment in this interesting and thrilling blend of fantasy and science fiction.
The storyline is complex and attention grabbing.
All the characters were well-rounded, not just the main ones.
The world building was creative and the author puts his own twist on the idea of alternate/parallel universes. He must have a vivid imagination.
There are dragons, faeries, brownies, a horrifically evil bad guy, plus love, romance, trust, and betrayal all wrapped up in an amazing story.
I'm looking forward to reading Worlds of the Never.
Well, ok...it's really Colin, but just this once he's done something to make an old dragon proud.
His latest venture was to turn Souls of the Never, book one in his Tales of the Neverwar series, into an audio book. It's quite a complex process, at least it appears so to me. However, Colin said it was actually quite simple. He tried to explain it to me, but unless it is a recipe on how to cook sheep, I find my attention wandering. He's agreed to blog about his experiences on another post, but for now, here is the highly anticipated release cover of the audio book.
A young adult, scifi, fantasy adventure. Katheryne thinks she's an ordinary 20-year-old girl, until her life is turned upside down. An ancient evil has awakened. It wants into our world...and it's coming through her. Only the dark presence from her dreams can help her, but she's terrified of him. She knows she's powerless to fight her feelings for him. Stand by to embark on a roller-coaster ride through time and space. This is the beginning of the end!
In Origins of the Never, friends Olumé and Tenybris seemed like two mischievous, fun-loving boys. Appearances were deceiving. Olumé manipulated magic, while Tenybris grew more skilled at using magic to get what he wants.
Now, in Souls of the Never, the boundaries between dreams and reality merge and blur. In a world filled with fantasy, scifi, romance, and time travel, with dragons, elves and faeries, the characters grapple with issues like bullying, friendship, and deciding what’s wrong and right.
C. J. Rutherford's Souls of the Never is a wonderful book. In the story geared toward young adults and teens but suitable for all ages, Mr. Rutherford deftly moves the reader back and forth through time. The chapter graphics are lovely.
Origins of the Never: A prequel to Souls of the Never serves as short introduction to Souls of the Never. The tale weaves complexities of emotions, surrounding them with magic.