The Silver Sphere by Michael Dadich

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The Silver Sphere by Michael Dadich
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Genre: Fantasy
Length: Full (182 pgs)
Age recommendation: 14+
Rating: 4 Stars
Review by Rose

Shelby Pardow never imagined she could kill someone. All she wants to do is hide from her troubled father… when she is teleported to awaiting soldiers on the planet Azimuth. Here she is not a child, but Kin to one of the six Aulic Assembly members whom Malefic Cacoethes has drugged and imprisoned. He seeks to become dictator of this world (and then Earth by proxy).

His father, Biskara, is an evil celestial entity, tracked by the Assembly with an armillary device, The Silver Sphere. With the Assembly now deposed, Biskara directs Malefic and the Nightlanders to their strategic targets. Unless….

Can Shelby find the other Kin, and develop courage and combat skills? Can the Kin reassemble in time to release or replace the Assembly, overthrowing Malefic and restraining Biskara?

High school kids transported to another world through magical portals, joining together to save the world… what’s not to love?

There are many good things to like about The Silver Sphere. The author wastes no time in jumping right into the action–from the first line of “Your world will be over soon, won’t it, dear Bianca?” to the last line that hints at another volume in the series to come–the book doesn’t slow down. The chapters are short (averaging around 3 pages per chapter) and the action is frequently breath-taking.

The book has multiple POV characters, but–as each chapter features one–it’s not difficult to keep up with them. The one drawback to this story is the fact that not all of the characters are seen as much as they should have been. Hopes are, since this is the first book of the series, later books will be able to feature more of these characters.

Recommended for fans of the fantasy genre teens and up! I’m looking forward to the next book in the series.

Comments

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  2. Thank you Rose, and happy new year!

  3. Thanks for the great review. It does sound like a really great fantasy, YA novel

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  4. This story sounds really exciting. Great review.

  5. Good to know the action isn’t confusing!

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  6. Catherine says:

    I like fantasy literature, especially with young female protagonists (especially kick-butt gals). I’ve read in other reviews that the chapters are short, but 3 pages?? That is very short. Interesting. I bet it would make it a quick read for a young reluctant reader.

  7. Very nice review.

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  8. Mary Preston says:

    I don’t mind multiple POV. They can provide a fuller picture.

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