Revelation (Book One, Todor Trilogy)
By Jenna Newell Hiott
Genre: Fantasy, Visionary & Metaphysical Fiction
In a land where magic was created through the spilling of blood, turmoil is looming. Grief and despair flood the land of Todor, and its creators—the omniscient Deis—consider destroying it altogether. That is, until a single spot of joy attracts their attention: the idyllic village of Aerie. Believing in the hope found there, the Deis give Todor one more chance. They place three infants within this village who are unknowingly tasked with ending Todor’s suffering and saving all creation.
As the three chosen ones grow, they discover that their beloved village is a haven of secrets, and nothing is as they believe. Can Gemynd, Soman, and Numa move beyond the secrets of Aerie in order to learn the truth about themselves and the world they thought they knew? With impending war, passionate love, and the heartbreak of separation facing them at every turn, will they do what is required to save Creation?
An imaginative fantasy debut from Jenna Newell Hiott, Revelation combines intrigue, passion, and magic to create a mythic tale like no other. The first book in the epic Todor trilogy, Revelation introduces readers to a unique fantasy realm—intelligent and layered with hidden truths, it will stay with you long after you’ve read the last page.
Author, healer, all-around kook, Jenna Newell Hiott boasts of having a limitless imagination, unless it’s naptime. While many of us had an imaginary friend as children, Jenna had an entire imaginary family—complete with a second set of parents andthree siblings—all of whom lived in a make-believe world of Jenna’s own creation. One could say she’s been writing fantasy fiction since she was old enough to use words. And she never outgrew it. Out of this hyperactive imagination, and a life steeped in metaphysics, Jenna created the land of Todor: a world of magic, intrigue, and power plays.
Todor is a world of magic and one of the areas is Aeries, a warm and happy place where three kids grow to adulthood. Gemynd, Nuna, and Soman start the story at 7 years old kids just learning about their world and the surrounding lands. But not everything they learn is the truth. As they age, they start facing many things that will shape them differently. The question is if they will stay together or drift apart. What they don’t know is this world is based on their decisions and that they could have a hand in the destruction of everything.
This is the first in a new epic fantasy story. Todor is a world with many areas and people that have separate abilities from others. They also have opinions and beliefs about people and things that can be based in reality and others through opinions.
Although the beginning of this story is a little slow you need the extra time to process everything that you are getting into. This makes the story that much better. The ending is a complete cliff hanger that will leave you hanging and wanting more right away.
This is a great start to this series. There is a lot happening and you will find yourself immersed and blearily looking at a clock in the wee hours of the morning. I can’t wait to jump into the second book, Disintegration.
I received Revelation from Sage’s Blog Tours in exchange for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this story.
The author is hosting a $10 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway during her tour!