Book Review: The Beholder by Ivan Amberlake – Urban Fantasy Book


Official Book description:

Worlds of Light and Darkness are about to clash. And Jason will be in the thick of it.
In Asunción, Minsk and Sydney, people die under mysterious circumstances. Each branded with an arcane sign, they are pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. When more people are missing, with similar signs appearing in and around their homes, Jason, an average New Yorker, realizes the victims are a riddle addressed to him.
He is the final piece.
Emily appears, the most beautiful woman with extraordinary powers and startling amber eyes, and tells Jason that powers dormant within him are about to wake. In the world of Light- and Darksighted, he is the only person who can prevent Darkness from enslaving the world. He is the Beholder whose advent has been awaited for many years.
Setting out on a journey with Emily, Jason discovers many improbable things like Sight, Soulfusion, the Hall of Refuge, but the greatest surprise arrives the moment he sees Emily and finds real love.

Book Review:

“The only thing that holds you back is your certainty that your abilities are limited. You need to break that belief. It’s a chain that holds you”.
For me this passage of the book holds a significant meaning in the story (and also teach us a good life’s lesson: the importance of believe in yourself).

This book starts introducing us to Jason, the main character, an interior designer that seems like a regular guy, but soon we realize that he’s everything but a “regular guy”, there’s a battle between Good and Evil and Jason has an important role in it.

The story is well developed and has a good pace (I appreciated this because I don’t like when the stories are too rushed), with the right amount of suspense, action and romance. As the story was coming to an end I was kind of sad because I was really enjoying the book and I wanted more.

This is a good Urban’s Fantasy book and I can easily say that I recommend it and I’m really looking forward for the next one of this Series (I just hope is released soon).

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