Welcome back traveler, to a magical stop along our journey, where we once again find our way to Isthariun. We love spending time in this beautiful and captivating world, and its author continues to give more and more reasons to dip our toes into that pool within the Otherworld. Let’s take another look at this coming of age fantasy, so that you can see why you should be keeping this book on your shelf, and its inevitable sequels on your radar.
Juvenile Tribulations, the first book in Nathan D. Latrev’s Isthariun’s Dreams series, has been out stateside for about a month-and-a-half now, and it is beginning to build traction. The talented Latrev has earned himself much praise in his native France, with fans heralding his work as absorbing and captivating, and filled with suspense. Juvenile Tribulations is a powerful debut, and it shows how deft Latrev can be when it comes to building his world. Isthariun is vast and rich—the perfect backdrop for the stories that he tells within it, and the characters that he develops. While it certainly holds an appeal for all sorts of fantasy fans, those who like to see some subverted expectations are in for a treat here.
Two hundred years have passed since the last great war of the five peoples. Peace reigns, in appearance, on the vast world of Isthariun.
In Valendas, the human capital, Eskalys, a young boy, and his childhood friends, Firnaël, the fishing elf, and Gugnir, the forest dwarf, live a golden and happy youth, hardly disturbed by their numerous pranks.
But their last joke during the warm-season party was not to everyone’s taste, especially their respective families, who decided to separate them as soon as possible.
Embarked in spite of themselves in epic adventures, will they manage to find their way? Will they discover the origin of the strange elements that could call into question the very existence of their universe?
Follow the adventures of the three friends and other heroes as singular in a fantastic adventure, where they will meet amazing creatures, where magic will be omnipresent and fights…and often deadly!
Latrev is known to delight his audience, by giving them great characters who they want to spend time with. His debut feature fantasy is a well-paced breath of fresh air that demonstrates his hold over the world he’s created, with a promise of much more potential. This first book is an enthralling adventure that demonstrates some interesting twists and turns that will have readers hungry for more. Best of all, it’s absolutely free if you’ve got Kindle Unlimited. So what are you waiting for? Get your hands on what just may be your new favorite fantasy universe. Check out Juvenile Tribulations: An Epic Fantasy Adventure! (Isthariun’s Dreams) on Amazon today!
Images provided courtesy of Nathan D. Latrev.