Wednesday, December 24, 2014

"Everville: The City of Worms" by Roy Huff

Everville: The City of Worms
by Roy Huff

Everville: The City of Worms is the second book in Roy Huff's Everville series. Also available: Everville: The First Pillar (read my blog post) and Everville: The Rise of Mallory (read my blog post).

College freshman Owen Sage has just started to understand the darkness trying to overtake Everville and the earthly realm. With the help of The Keeper and the Fron army, Owen has managed to buy some time, but new problems have already emerged, new secrets need to be revealed, and the race against time to stop Them from conquering both dimensions has only just begun. The Keeper, Owen Sage, and his friends at Easton Falls University must now battle threats from within. To do it, they must reunite with familiar creatures and join forces with new ones as they navigate their journey to the truth that awaits them in Everville.

Sako and Toe emerged aboveground after the meeting with The Keepers. They walked towards the direction of the Great Fron Hall, and as they did so, a faint tremble grew more noticeable along with the sound of singing and laughter.
Just before they reached the entrance, a purple and yellow marmook named Grenmar lunged towards Toe’s legs and wrapped its tiny arms and humanlike hands around him. Grenmar then proceeded to jump up as high as he could, and continually fell back down to the  ground as its large furry balloon-shaped torso made it difficult to get a good grip. Grenmar’s presence was reassuring to Toe. He picked up the marmook and petted its velvety soft, yellow oval-shaped head before setting it back down. The marmook looked up at Toe with its golf ball-sized eyes and arms stretched out like a small child, its tongue hanging out of its mouth like a dog hoping to get picked up once more, but Toe continued to walk forward. Although it was sometimes difficult to tell, the marmooks were not just pets. They were respected, and often made important contributions to Everville.
As they entered the Great Fron Hall, musicians were playing upbeat music from long-stringed instruments and shiny gourd drums. Dozens of Fron danced arm-in-arm in joyous celebration of the recent victory against Them. Like all Fron festivities, a wide variety of food was plentiful along with numerous wines and ales. An equal number of Fron were consuming the succulent treats that were filling the room with irresistible aromas, and were drinking various shades of brightly colored beverages that were spread across the tables. Toe grabbed a few morsels to snack on as they passed by some of the large trays of food.
“Sako, Toe, it’s good to see both of you. Come, sit, have a drink.”
“Ah, Kearney, likewise. It’s great to see you as well, but we have a lot to discuss,” Sako said.

If you love stories about other dimensions and parallel universes, then this is definitely for you! So much detail and background, a well thought out story. University student Owen is a great main character on a perilous adventure with his friends and an army of strange otherworld creatures that just doesn't let up until the last page. I can't wait for the next adventure and really must get the first book in this series and read them in order. Roy Huff is now one of my new favourite authors!

About the Author
Roy Huff is the author of Amazon's #1 international bestselling epic fantasy novel, Everville: The First Pillar. This is the first installment in the remarkable Everville series which combines elements of epic fantasy and young adult fiction in a form that nearly anyone will enjoy reading, young or old. The second book in the series, Everville: The City of Worms, was released August 2013. The third book in the series, Everville: The Rise of Mallory was released December 2013.
Roy is a man of many interests including but not limited to science, traveling, movies, the outdoors, and of course writing teen and young adult fantasy fiction. He holds five degrees in four separate disciplines including liberal arts, history, secondary science education, and geoscience. Roy Huff's background includes work in art, history, education, business, real-estate, economics, geoscience, and satellite meteorology. He was born on the East Coast but has spent more than half his life in Hawaii, where he currently resides and writes his epic fantasy sagas.