Author: Alex Siegel
Genre: Young Adult Fantasyy
Publication Date: September 26, 2014
About the Book
SEAMS IN REALITY is the first book in the Seams in Reality Series.
As a freshman in a suburban college nearChicago, Andrew leads a mundane life until he meets a professor named Tonya. She is secretly a master sorcerer, and she invites him into a conspiracy of magic. Only those few who possess exceptional talent may join. A resourceful young woman named Charley has the same supernatural gift. She accompanies Andrew on his journey into a dark profession, and romance quickly blooms between the young apprentices. When Andrew meets Blake, a sorcerer who knew his grandfather, Andrew becomes embroiled in a game of lies and treachery. Blake’s thirst for power leaves a trail of casualties, and in the end, only Andrew can stop him.
I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.
Seams in Reality is about a world in which there are sorcerers as well as humans. The government knows about sorcerers and keeps strict control over them for fear of public safety.
This book grabbed my interest from the beginning and kept me hooked until the end. It is well written and flows well. It is full of drama, suspense, and magic.
The characters are well developed. Andrew is a typical teenage boy but he’s forced to grow up with his new responsibilities and newly realized powers as an apprentice. Charley, on the other hand, has been an apprentice for over a year and has accepted the life she was born to live. It turns out that, together, they are a great team.
Seams in Reality is a good young adult fantasy novel that adults will enjoy as well. I’m looking forward to reading the next book, Cracks in Reality.
About the Author
Alex Siegel grew up a math and computer geek. At the age of twenty-five, he received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cornell. He continues to make a good living as a software developer in Chicago. In his late twenties, he took up creative writing as a serious pastime with the intention of eventually making it his career. This goal has been elusive, but failure is not an option. In 2001, his wife gave birth to triplet boys. People often ask him how he still finds time to write. In 2009, he began the Gray Spear Society series, and he hopes it will be his key to literary fame.