Today on my blog I have a review of Elji and the Galrass by Colin Sinclair and what a read it was!
Elji, a boy from a village outside the city of Mehem discovers a “Galrass” a tool usually wielded only by those who understand its power. Perhaps it was left for him to find or perhaps it was just a random happening?
The Galrass embroils him in a struggle he never expected to be part of or even imagined existed. Dregar, a being from a different planet and galaxy ‘feels’ the boys interruption of the universal essence and takes him under his wing and so his journey begins.
Friendships are made and lost and many lives must be put in danger to usher the civilization into its rightful place among the Universal essence. Will Elji fulfill his potential and help save his world or will it fall into darkness?
Colin lives just outside the city of York in the beautiful Yorkshire country side. He has been married for 32 years and has two children and grandchildren. He has been acting and singing on stage since he was a teenager and still today performs at the large theatres in the region both acting and singing in lead roles.
He is a gym enthusiast and has competed in natural bodybuilding competitions and also engages in many sports such as Badminton, Squash and Bouldering. He has two dogs which keep him busy walking through the countryside.
Before settling in Yorkshire he was brought up between the Middle East, where his parents worked in the Oil Industry and spending the rest of the time in the UK at boarding school. This is where his love for words came from and he has written poetry for many years.
He now has the time to pursue his passion of writing and has written his first book in a fantasy series that he says has been in his head for longer than he cares to remember.
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WOW! What can I say? It took me a week to read as I was just so so busy with work and meetings, but I got there eventually.
This was fantastic! It cruised along at a steady pace and it was never too much or too little. Fantastically written and everything was described so well I actually thought I was there. I don’t think I’d like to end up in that dark place of nothingness and pure black.
Elji is a 16 year old boy when he finds the galrass. He has a lot to learn and in the process he grows up and finds his love.
There are so many characters in the book I don’t know where to start, so I’ll just mention the ones that stood out to me. Saloora is definitely one of them. I loved her name, not the rather long one mind you, it just stood out and thought it was quite beautiful. And the fact for her it was love at first sight for herself and Bremen was just too cute!
Dregar was another that stood out, he is a traveller that moves about helping people, he will help them along towards their destiny if you like.
This is a very well thought out book and definitely comes from an amazing part of the imagination. I honestly can’t wait to get my hands on Volume 2 to see what happens next. It sounds like a very beautiful place to live!
I’ve given this book a 4/5 rating.
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