Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Blog Tour: Call of Agon by Dean F. Wilson

Title: Call of Agon
Series: The Children of Telm #1
Author: Dean F. Wilson
Publication Date: February 19, 2013
Genre: Fantasy


Ifferon is one of the last in the bloodline of the dead god Telm, who mated with mortal women, and who imprisoned the Beast Agon in the Underworld. Armed with a connection to the estranged gods in the Overworld and a scroll bearing Telm's powerful dying words, he is tasked with ensuring the god's vital legacy: that Agon remain vanquished. Fear forces Ifferon to abandon his duty, but terror restores his quest when the forces of Agon find his hideaway in an isolated coastal monastery.

Weighed down by the worries of the world, but lifted up by the companions he encounters along the way, Ifferon embarks on a journey that encompasses the struggles of many peoples, the siege of many lands, and discoveries that could bring hope to some—or doom to all.

Enter the world of Iraldas. Answer the Call of Agon.
Author Bio
Dean F. Wilson was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1987. He started writing at age 11, when he began his first (unpublished) novel, entitled The Power Source. He won a TAP Educational Award from Trinity College Dublin for an early draft of The Call of Agon (then called Protos Mythos) in 2001.

His epic fantasy trilogy, The Children of Telm, was released between 2013 and 2014.

Dean also works as a journalist, primarily in the field of technology. He has written for TechEye, Thinq, V3, VR-Zone, ITProPortal, TechRadar Pro, and The Inquirer.
My Review:
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
This book blew me out of my seat! I loved it that much! Though at times I felt like the story was starting to get slow and boring, Mr. Wilson turned it all around and I was back to biting my nails throughout all the excitement.
The plot was very interesting. The characters were well thought out. I was rooting for Ifferon the entire time, even when he wasn't acting like the hero (and son of a god) like he should've been. I loved how, in truth, if most people were tasked with something like Ifferon was, would act like Ifferon did. It is scary to have to do something like that. There aren't many people who would just dive right in and complete the task.
All in all, Ifferon was made a more relatable  character.
The setting was made vivid and clear with Mr. Wilson's imagery techniques. I loved that I could see myself in that world.
Overall, this book is a great fantasy that dives head first into a new idea and does so spectacularly.

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