I love me some fantasy, and The Other Worlds delivers. It's a creative fantasy. You won't find dragons or knights or anything you normally find in fantasy books. You will find adventure, romance, and an immortal villain. Have I piqued your interest? Yes? No? It should.
Will Patten was depressed. He had just lost his whole family in a horrific car accident. His only surviving relative was his great-grandfather, and Will moved to England to live with him. But Will has no purpose to his life. Memories of his family assail him, and he is haunted by their deaths. At a suggestion from his grandfather, Will took a walk through the forest surrounding their house and ended up in a different world.
Olinia Rein was raised a slave for a lazy prince on another world. It wasn't until she was sixteen that she was reunited with her twin brother and learned who she really was - a princess, the heir to a world she couldn't remember. She then embarks on a journey to reclaim her kingdom with a man from a place of which she’d only heard in legend.
The Other Worlds is epic. What I mean by that is that there is a lot to this story. It's not a simple do-three-things-and-there's-a-final-battle kind of a book. This is another two-part series, but, unlike Robyn Hood, the second book gets a second review because Ethon is very different from The Other Worlds. It continues the story, but it takes an unexpected turn.
I will say that there were some grammatical errors the last time I read it. They may have been resolved by now, but I'm not sure. Also, fair warning once again, the ending of this book made one reader want to reach through the pages and slap the author. It is maddening. Luckily for you fair readers (not for me; I had to wait), Ethon is already available, and you will only have to wait as long as it takes for you to download the next book.
This book is appropriate for teenagers on up. It's a pretty clean book, but there is a titch of innuendo by one of the bad guys. Plus, there are several battles. It isn't grotesque by any stretch of the imagination, but it's also pretty realistic. People die. People get hurt. I'd say read it first and make your own decision for your child.
The Other Worlds is actually one of my favorite books. It has depth. It has romance. It has amazing characters. I mean, some you want to slap, but you're supposed to want to slap them. Then there are the brilliant ones. Archrin. Sazx. I may have a couple favorites. Read it. Find your own. I can't recommend this book enough.