Farworld: Water Keep by J. Scott Savage

J. Scott Savage takes us on an amazing adventure in his new young adult fantasy novel, Farworld: Water Keep, the first book in a planned 5 book series. I’ve gotten to know Savage somewhat through his fantastic blog, Find Your Magic over the past few months and was highly anticipating this novel. It certainly didn’t disappoint. In fact, it exceeded my expectations.

This book explores the idea of magic and the magic that is inside each and everyone of us…undoubtedly an idea that will appeal to children of all ages (including us adults!). Marcus is a young boy who has a disability and uses a wheelchair. His arm and leg were crushed as a child and are useless to him. We find him at a boarding school at the opening of the novel and soon learn that he has the ability to make people seemingly not notice him when he needs to. We also realize that there are a group of creepy characters that are doing everything they can TO notice him and they are not of this world.

Kyja lives in another world, Farworld and while she does not have a physical disability she feels she is still disabled. She is the only person in her world who cannot perform magic. She’s trained under Master Therapass, a master wizard, since she was young trying to prove that she does have magic in her. She has a friend, a Skyte who is a little fire breathing ball of hilarity and adds so many episodes of laughter to this wonderful novel. Kyja and Marcus soon meet as their worlds cross and they learn that they must lean on each other and use each others strengths to overcome the evil that could threaten the existence of Farworld as they know it.

Favorite moments in this book are Marcus and Kyja’s first experiences in each other’s worlds. Don’t get me wrong, there is so much more to absolutely love and get enraptured by in this book, but the scene where Kyja first experiences a fast food restaurant just had me laughing out loud. The adventure in this book is phenomenal and the action scenes are epic. Savage has created some of the most unique and terrifying villains in a field of literature where it’s hard to imagine anything new anymore. I truly didn’t want it to end and I can’t wait for book 2. I have a feeling that this one will do extremely well when it is released on September 12th according to Amazon.

If you’d like a chance to win an autographed ARC of this book, just leave me a comment on this post and I’ll pick a winner next Saturday, August 23rd.

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11 Responses

  1. I’ve heard so much about this book and would love a chance to read it! Please enter me.

  2. Yes, I enjoyed the book a lot! Galespinner was a highlight of the story. I would like to do an art project of her sometime.

  3. I knew you’d enjoy Scott’s book lol…

    Scott hasn’t posted in a month.. I hope he’s alright!

    hope your dad is ok too !

  4. You’re all really really making me want to read this book! If the giveaway is open to internationally participants please count me in…If not, it won’t be long before I get myself a copy. All these wonderful reviews are much too tempting.

  5. Please enter me if you don’t mind shipping to Canada.

  6. Hey there!

    I’ll definitely mention this book to my friend, Greg. He’s always bewailing the fact that there are so few disabled characters in spec fic novels. (Although he really likes Miles in the Bujold books.) Thanks. -C

  7. I keep reading great reviews of this. I definitely want to be added to the draw. Fingers crossed…

  8. […] much as I did. Don’t forget that you still have until this Saturday to enter the drawing on my review post to win a signed ARC of his first book in his Farworld series, Farworld: Water […]

  9. If I’m not too late, and it’s open to those of us outside the US, I’d love to have my name thrown in the hat.
    BTW, I’m glad to hear that your dad seems to be recovering well from his latest surgery.

  10. […] we also have a winner to announce! You might remember that I did a review of J. Scott Savage’s Farworld and in that review mentioned that Savage is giving away a copy of his book! I also did an interview […]

  11. please enter me, this book sounds intersted 😛

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