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Two very different worlds, Easton Falls University and the magical realm of Everville are in dire need of a hero. Owen Sage embarks on an epic journey of monumental proportions to save these worlds all while fighting to keep the world within himself intact. This quest is not for the faint of heart nor is it for the weak of mind—only the bravest will succeed. Discovering thTwo very different worlds, Easton Falls University and the magical realm of Everville are in dire need of a hero. Owen Sage embarks on an epic journey of monumental proportions to save these worlds all while fighting to keep the world within himself intact. This quest is not for the faint of heart nor is it for the weak of mind—only the bravest will succeed. Discovering the well-kept secret of The Fourth Pillar of Truth is only part of the feat. Owen will have to outwit the ever-powerful villain Governor Jahal and overcome countless other challenges along the way. Amongst all of the dragons, giants and grand chaos, will Owen's acquired skills and wisdom be enough to save both worlds or will peril be the ultimate fate of all?...

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The Fall of Brackenbone Reviews

  • Nurse Lisa In Ohio (PRN Book Reviews)
    2019-05-16 23:35

    So excited to start this as a beta! FANTASTIC so far!!!Update, 4/17: four SOLID stars & I've gotta say, I'm impressed as this was an advanced/beta-read copy! I'm thinking I better catch up on the book before this as this final copy is going to rawk! I highly recommend keeping an eye on this guy & his writings; Roy: you're doing GREAT things, truly! Thank you for the opportunity to take part in this thoroughly fantabulous experience! Can't wait to read the "finished" product!All the best...cheers!!! :D. Lisa (@NurseLisainOhio)

  • Regina Foo (Queen of Bibliophile)
    2019-04-22 21:47

    This review is originally posted on: would like to thank Roy Huff for sending me this eBook for free in exchange for my honest review.This is one of the books that I love both its story and its cover. The design of the cover really resembles the story which it has two different parts of the world.I have a confession to make before I begin my review. I used to participate in Goodread's First Read Giveaway contest for book 2 of the series - The City of Worms. Unfortunately, I didn't win the giveaway. But I'm really glad that the author emailed me to offer me a copy of the latest installment of the series!Okay, back to the review. Everville series is an epic fantasy novel series with very interesting world building. The story comprises of two different worlds which are separated by a portal and guided by the Keeper. One side of the world is full of fantasy creatures such as the shape-shifting Alarians. The other side of the world is like the one we're living at which is realistic.I love how the author arranged the plot to let us know what is happening in these two worlds in alternating chapters. I personally love to read about Owen who is from the realistic part of the world, Eastern Falls University. His wisdom and bravery helped to stop the villain in destroying the magical realm of Everville.The pace of the story is steady and not fast. I prefer to read in a faster pace but since I haven't read the previous books in the series, this pace is just nice. However, there are some parts of the story that I couldn't fully enjoy reading it because of unfamiliarity to the world. I guess I should read previous books in order to understand better.The author left some clues and cliffhangers at the ending and I'm particularly interested in finding out more on the history between Jason and Owen. Hopefully we can read on the new book in the series soon.

  • Siina
    2019-04-27 22:23

    I had the privilege to beta this as well as the former books. The correct rating would be 3.5 stars and I'm extremely happy to notice how Roy keeps developing as a writer. It's really amazing how quickly he has improved and no doubt he will continue to do that. The series has developed well too - the story moves with a great pace. The text flow is surely the best of the books, though it still suffers from bland verbs. The fact that the story is full of dialogue makes it somewhat heavy and thus it's hard to use verbs in a creative way. Gladly Roy has managed to give his characters their own voices so it helps out and doesn't make the story confusing.The characters have developed and especially happy I was of the fact that Owen and his friends have matured and they actually have a persona now. This was a problem in the former parts and now there's no trace of it anymore. Still, there are a bit too many characters to give them all enough space and evil dean seemed quite childish. The war part is a bit too long and as the third book was also about war, it kind of ends up repeating the same patterns.All in all this book is surely the best of the series. It's a good continuation with an interesting plot and the characters are finally interesting and alive. I must raise my hat to Roy, since you surely have come a long way quickly and I cannot wait to know what happens next and mostly, how much you will develop yet again!P.S. The cover is amazing once again! Wow!

  • C.p. Bialois
    2019-05-10 22:36

    Disclaimer: I received a free ebook copy in exchange for an honest review.This is a series I was looking forward to reading for a while now, so this was the perfect opportunity for me. The author said this could be read as a stand-alone novel and I think it does work well like that. Yes, previous events and characters are mentioned throughout, but I didn’t think it took anything away from the story. If anything, it heightened my interest in the other books.Portal series can be tough to do, especially if the reader is taken between a fantasy world and modern day Earth or a future world. While it took me a couple of chapters to get used to the switching world, it’s nothing new in a fantasy novel, so take my critique with a grain of salt.The characters were enjoyable and felt real for the most part. My only complaint is Owen felt like everything he did was right and he seemed incapable of making a mistake, and the hundred years time with Jacob to bring them together seemed rushed. I’m a huge fan of damaged characters and would’ve loved to see Jacob’s journey in greater detail, but that’s just my opinion.As I said before, this is my introduction to the series and I enjoyed it. I’m planning on reading the earlier books to fill in any gaps in my understanding of the worlds and characters. I look forward to further books by this author.

  • Larry B Gray
    2019-05-15 23:20

    Having read the first three installments of the Everville series I was looking forward the fourth book. The Fall of Brackenbone (Everville #4) by Roy Huff was worth the wait. It is a fast paced adventure that is full of action and intrigue.The author has done an outstanding job of continuing the adventures of our hero, Owen, in this next installment. You can see Owen and each of the characters mature and grow stronger as the series continues. Roy Huff has done an excellent job of developing characters that are easy to follow and identify with.I really liked the way Roy Huff has developed his storyline. It is action packed and keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout the book. The plot is constantly growing and twisting, but it is easy to follow. I found myself getting absorbed into the story and becoming an unseen extra with our hero through his adventures. I really liked The Fall of Brackenbone by Roy Huff and I highly recommend this book to all readers.[Please note: I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.]

  • March Shoggoth Madness The Haunted Reading Room
    2019-04-29 01:39

    Review: THE FALL OF BRACKENBONE (EVERVILLE #4) by Roy HuffThere's no surprise that the EVERVILLE series is consistently best-selling. The author's talent and imagination shine through in every paragraph and character. Whenever I read fantasy or science fiction--any speculative fiction--I constantly marvel at the creativity required to build new worlds. Author Roy Huff builds multiple worlds in each volume, and keeps them all running consistently. Another point to mention is the bedrock of hope for positive change. Mr. Huff teaches us that mistakes, although desirably avoided, are nevertheless natural, and that selfishness, greed, and other character fats, can be overcome; even virtual failures may become rejuvenated individuals.The author generously provided a digital ARC for review purpose; no remuneration was exchanged.

  • Linda Hamonou
    2019-05-04 00:43

    I read this book as a beta reader so this is just a temporary review until I can read the final version.I already read all the other books in the series and this one is a great add to the story. I love the play with the time lines and the change of events and characters in this part of the series. It was a refreshing twist. This book as all the characteristic of the other everville books. I still believe that the rise of Malory is the best book in the series, can't really do better than that but his one still worth the read.

  • Bobbi
    2019-04-27 17:42

    Owen is faced with a challenge that most would not even attempt. To have the patience and understanding to learn with and help Jacob who was considered an enemy. Through the trials placed on them they learn to respect and trust one another. Jacob learns a few things about his true father and about Owen. They also together discover how the enemy is accomplishing what their plans are. A plan is devised and again things are put back to rights.I received this book for an honest review.

  • William McDonald
    2019-04-19 20:29

    The creative juggernaut, Roy Huff has done another amazing job on this latest book, and I believe everyone who enjoys the genre will be greatly entertained, and are sure to want more.Roy paints amazing cinematic stories through his written words. Once you read this book, you'll see that his work is consistently well done!!!Don't take my word for it though......GRAB YOURSELF A COPY!If the proof is "in the pudding", Roy will definitely serve you up a big 'ol bowl of it!:-)

  • Jola
    2019-04-18 21:32

    I still think that 'The Rise of Mallory' is the best in the series, but 'The Fall of Brackenbone' does not disappoint. The story is still moving fast and in interesting way, and as people noticed, Roy Huff is getting better and better with every new book he writes.Thank you, Roy, for sending me an ARC of your book!

  • InD'tale Magazine
    2019-05-08 22:46

    The travel between worlds is a fun part of this novel.Read full review in the 2015 July/August issue of InD'tale Magazine.

  • Keith Moser
    2019-05-02 22:21

    Full disclosure—I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review (which may have backfired for the author). However, like another user, Jason, said: "I received a free Kindle copy via the author. That fact makes me unhappy to give a negative review, but it would be dishonest to do otherwise."The Fall of Brackenbone is the fourth novel in Roy Huff's Everville series, but it's advertised as a stand-alone novel. I get why they say that—the story here is complete and doesn't require knowledge from the previous three books. However, there are plenty of references to previous events (heck, a main plot point here requires finding the Fourth Pillar of Truth) that make the reader curious as to exactly what went down previously. It's hard for me to imagine reading something like Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire without reading the first three. I do remember one complaint I had with the first 3 or 4 Harry Potter novels was the way J.K. Rowling continually recapped the entire backstory in the first few chapters of every book. I was late to the party and read those first 3 or 4 novels back to back to back so I didn't need the recap. Here, I wonder if the novel couldn't have benefited from a little more recap to remind old readers about or introduce new ones to what happened.The story felt reminiscent of not only Harry Potter, but The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Lord of the Rings. You have a school for special children. You have magical transports between Earth and several other worlds. You have a whole slew of races—from giants to people who (I believe) were the size of blades of grass (perhaps). You have traitors and double crossers who were trying to control the world. Oh and dragons. Who were shapeshifters...It is YA, so the chapters were super easy to read...whenever I could stay focused. Maybe it was because the story kept referencing previous plot points without enough details or maybe it was because there were so many different worlds and creatures and names, but I kept having difficulty wanting to read the book. Because it was a free novel, I originally said I'd give it till 25% and give up if I hated it. I very nearly gave up on it but there was just enough interesting story to keep me into it. But it did take me nearly 2 months to read this 200-page YA novel.With so many species and worlds to explore, I can't help but feel it suffered from too much plot with too little description. The cover art is amazing—there's this big floating city with dragons flying around underneath, but I don't recall ever reading about any town that floated above the ground. I know the main dragon (Rathlar?) flew around the titular Brackenbone but I never imagined it floating. [EDIT: The author tells me this is apparently the Fourth Pillar I mentioned previously. I remembered getting to this Pillar but nothing about a floating city. I even tried searching the book for mentions of it to no avail]Plus, there were tons of characters but very few were given much depth. Owen seems to be the main character, the "Harry Potter" of this story. He's apparently lived billions of years previously in the first three books and also lived over a hundred years in this one but he's only a child trying to find all the Pillars of Truth to do something (not sure what). Owen had some classmates (Dante & Anika) that seemed to be the Ron & Hermione of the novel, but they sort of disappeared while Owen went and had his 100-year learning experience with Draco...I mean, Jacob. The novel ends back at a destroyed school, but I have no recollection of it being in the final battle. There was a young couple who met in the woods whose love was abused by spies but I don't remember their names or their fate after serving their purpose to the plot.Not to mention the dozens of typos I found. This was the second book I've received free (the first actually earned me a professional proofreading gig) and it boggles my mind how independent editors and proofreaders are charging for such a shitty job. Maybe it's the fault of whoever transfers the book to digital (the first book was a physical copy with typos; this time it was a Kindle file), but it's so bad finding dozens of typos and grammatical mistakes in a non-ARC book... The book was enticing enough to make me finish it but it felt like such a chore. Part of me is curious about what happened with the first Three Pillars of Truth but I don't think I'm going to go back and read them. It might be something that would be more interesting to children and perhaps that is who Huff is writing for. Not every YA novel is going to be appealing to all ages.

  • Andrex
    2019-05-07 18:22

    Rathlar, the dragon, made his home in Brackenbone, a realm surrounding Everville. No ordinary dragon, he was in fact "an Alarian, a shape-shifting species from an alternate universe" capable of great feats. "Hiding behind the rear city gates, Rathlar stood guard over all the land." When Ubaloo warriors tried to attack, Rathlar defended. We soon learn that this was a training exercise and the first time that the Ubaloo general was satisfied. Rathlar had been in training for many years. Sadly his strength was not invincible. When he transformed, he lost strength as he no longer had the power of the element. What was the Keeper concerned about? Something left undone?In the earthly realm, winter break was over and Owen Sage was returning to Easton Falls University in New England. As a member of the Echo Club, along with his friends Dante and Anika, leader Cleophas and wife Dala, they were soon meeting again discussing the last battle which Owen helped them win by finding The Third Pillar of Truth. Jacob, a traitor in the last battle, is now a homeless bum. Cleophas wants to offer him a second chance but Jacob is arrogant telling the group who go to visit him that he will find his own way and that they will be sorry when he does.Everville is not bound by the laws of time like earth so therefore years have gone past since the last battle whereas on earth it has only been a few weeks.How long will the truce with Them last? Where is The Fourth Pillar of Truth? Owen, able to transport himself, goes to get Jacob. How will that work out?! The Keeper advises Owen to revisit The Second Pillar of Truth for clues about the fourth. (There are seven pillars in all.) Where do Owen and Jacob end up and what do they learn? Who is raising a dragon army? Who from earth is in cahoots with the dragon 'raiser'? There is a lot of double crossing going on!This is a well-written book for the most part. I did find a few editing errors but nothing major that would ruin the reading of the book. There is a lack of gaps between different scenes in the Kindle version which is a little annoying. At the beginning of the book (chapter 2) we are told that time on earth moves slower than on Everville but at the end of chapter 14 we are told the opposite ?!I LOVE the fact that this is cleanly written and being classed as Young Adult fiction, I would actually say that kids from 12 up would enjoy this series if they are into science fiction novels and as parents we don't have to be concerned about what our kids are reading! There are good life lessons to be learned from this as the baddies try to out wit the good guys! Being the fourth in the series, it is a stand alone story but I think you would better understand all that is going on and know more about the characters if you had read the first three books in the series. (I haven't.) Although this book has an ending, the author has set the scene up very nicely for the next book.I was provided a complimentary Kindle version of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. That's what's above! Thanks, Liz

  • David Watson
    2019-05-08 22:39

    Imagine two worlds and several different lands all connected by magic. We have the Eastern Falls University and the magical world of Everville. Something bad is brewing in both worlds and a hero is needed to find out what is happening. Owen Sage takes on the task and goes to search for the fourth pillar of truth and face the powerful but evil Governor Jahal. On Owen’s journey he will have to deal with dragons, giants and countries at war, but he must carry on because he is the only one who can save both worlds.Everville The Fall Of Brackenbone by Roy Huff is a work of epic fantasy. Roy has created his own mythology in the story of Everville and its a journey that fans of fantasy novels will love. What I liked most about this book was how all these different races of people and creatures are connected, everyone is important in their own way.I like how imaginative this book is and the messages he is trying to get across. I also think the author has some really creative ideas, but I have to admit I did have some problems with it. While I did enjoy it, starting with the fourth book in a series was not a good idea, I got the feeling the author meant for this book to continue a larger story and not be a stand alone novel. I found myself being a little lost, I didn’t know much about the characters, the different countries or how everyone got to where they were. That being said, reading this did make me want to pick up the other three books.The other problem I had with it was that while the story was decent, it seemed more like a very detailed outline of a story then a full book. There were some scenes that I felt could have been expanded on, for instance there was a part where two characters fight monsters in a cave, but instead of a description of a great fight scene we got just a couple of sentences saying that it happened. Also at one point there is a scene where we find that two characters have to work together despite their mistrust of each other. At this point I found myself thinking that this is where the story will get really good. Instead the two resolve their differences quickly and we’re off to another part of the story.There is a great concept and a lot of potential in Everville The Fall Of Brackenbone. I found the characters interesting, I loved how everything was connected, I liked how the magic in the story worked and how different all the races of creatures were. There is a lot to like in this book but it felt more like a small part of a much bigger story. If you read the first three in the series you will probably enjoy this book. Roy Huff has built a great fantasy world here that I would love to start reading from the beginning in Everville: The First Pillar.

  • Ailyn
    2019-04-22 01:48

    10MAY2015Everville: The Fall of Brackenbonecategories: action, adventure, book, reviewEverville: The Fall of Brackenbone Author: Roy Huff Publisher: Roy Huff ASIN: B00WWO1CC2 Genre: fantasy, action adventureSeries: Everville #4Synopsis from Amazon: Two very different worlds, Easton Falls University and the magical realm of Everville are in dire need of a hero. Owen Sage embarks on an epic journey of monumental proportions to save these worlds all while fighting to keep the world within himself intact. This quest is not for the faint of heart nor is it for the weak of mind—only the bravest will succeed. Discovering the well-kept secret of The Fourth Pillar of Truth is only part of the feat. Owen will have to outwit the ever-powerful villain Governor Jahal and overcome countless other challenges along the way. Amongst all of the dragons, giants and grand chaos, will Owen’s acquired skills and wisdom be enough to save both worlds or will peril be the ultimate fate of all?Fourth installment of the Everville series, Owen Sage has to find the Fourth Pillar Of Truth to succeed in a quest to safe Everville and his own home. Facing countless challenges, Owen has to learn to overcome prejudice, hardships and evil masterminds so that he could prevent another end of world scenario.Aside from the enemies in Everville, Owen and his friends has to look out for the ones who are threatening the balance at home in Easton Falls University. Failure is not an option, with the help of the Keepers and good people, will they be able to save the world again?Things get more challenging as the series moves towards a new dawn. Owen learns many things in from the Fourth Pillar. His frenemy, Jacob plays a more pivotal role in Fall of Brackenbone while some take a backseat from the front-lines of world saving.However, Fall of Brackenbone serves as a reminder to all, fictional characters and real, that complacency is not an option or a virtue when it comes to making sure that the world does not fall apart in your watch. Apparently neither does pride and greed, I read in glee as a certain enemy falls, and in horror as another one takes the place of number one villain in Easton Falls University.

  • Maja Kron
    2019-05-06 01:36

    3,5 starsI recieved an AR copy of this book and I'm very thankful for that. This is the 4th book in the Everville series. I have only read the first one before, but I was told "The Fall of Brackenbone" could also be read as a stand alone novel and I enjoyed it as such. This is a very fast paced story, sometimes maybe even a bit too fast paced for me since I like reading a lot about settings and character's emotions, facial expressions and so on. The writing flowed very nicely and it was easy to keep up with the story at all times. It was very action packed and there was no time to get bored since there was always some new conflict to deal with. I liked that the characters were fleshed out and they felt like people you could meet in real life and the development of many of these characters were very pleasing to read about. An example is Jacob, who at first was an extremely winey and childish boy but who later on took a different turn and became a character I ended up liking a lot. Something I can't get over is the world Huff has created. I am a big fan of all the different planets, timelines and lands. The various creatures found in these novels are also very interesting and not like anything I've read before. Do I think this can be read as a stand alone? Yes. Though I do feel like you might get more out of it if you have read the previous 3 books in the series. We follow characters from those books, and it is always nice to get to know a character from the beginning. I still enjoyed it a lot though, and many of the scenarios that are referred to are also explained at the same time, which makes the story easy to follow. So in conclusion: This is a fast paced fantasy/sci fi story set in a fantastic world with many interesting creatures and character. It keeps the readers interested all the way through and is definitely worth picking up!

  • Melanie
    2019-05-10 19:35

    This is the fourth book in the Everville series and the author reassured me it could be read as a stand alone. There are, of course, references to past events, but I didn't feel completely lost and feel that it does, indeed, work well on its own. However, I do feel like I would have gotten more out of it if I had read the first three books. The book switches back and forth between a fantasy world and modern day Earth. It was a little confusing to me at first and there were times throughout that I would forget who certain characters were but there was enough context surrounding conversations and events to remind me whether they were good or bad. There were times that the story moved quickly and I would have liked to see more character development, rather than being told that a certain character made massive changes.There's quite a bit of action and adventure and the story moves quickly so it held my interest the entire time. Owen, a college student, is the main character and the hero of the series. He is told at the beginning by Cleophas, his mentor, that he has accomplished much but his toughest tasks are still ahead of him. His task in this book is to locate the Fourth Pillar of Truth (there are a total of seven). It's not an easy task and he needs help from many other people to accomplish his mission.This book is full of amazing insights and observations and I highlighted tons! This is a book that will hold the attention of both children and adults. The ending left me wanting more and I'm excited to see where this series will go next!!I received a copy of this book to review. My opinion is 100% my own.Mel's Shelves

  • Sandy Sandmeyer
    2019-05-03 00:38

    I’ve been a fantasy book lover since back in high school when Terry Brooks came out with his Shannara series. I read every since one of of his books up to about 2008. When Roy Huff, the author of Everville: The Fall of Brackenbone, asked me to review his book, he peaked my curiosity. I sat down on a Saturday morning to start reading while I colored my hair and didn’t stop reading (except to wash the color out) until I finished the book. Yep, it was THAT good. Everville: The Fall of Brackenbone is book four in the Everville series. After reading The Fall of Brackenbone, I was sorry that I hadn’t read the first three books in the series so that I could have a proper introduction to the characters, however, it wasn’t necessary to read the first three books. The epic novels are set in Easton Falls, found in New England, which I really can appreciate having grown up there, and in Everville, a land in another time and dimension. The main character and hero is Owen Sage, a young man, who is a college freshman. It is a good vs. evil story with dragons, humans, and a myriad of other unusual and likeable (or not so likeable) characters. While the Everville series is directed to the young adult population, it’s a great series for anyone who loves fantasy. Huff writes for every reader, regardless of their age or gender. This is a story you won’t have to worry about your kids reading. There’s no language or sexual situations. It’s completely clean.I highly recommend Everville: The Fall of Brackenbone and the Everville series for YA and adults alike.I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Storywraps
    2019-05-13 19:46

    This epic fantasy novel is the fourth book in the Everville series. It is intended for a Y/A audience but I think it is appropriate for all ages. Anyone that is into fantasy and sic-fi, tempered with a bit of history, will certainly enjoy it.Unfortunately I have not read the prequels, but not to worry, because this book is a stand alone book and it didn't take long for me get into it and understand the storyline. Huff has a gift of painting vivid word pictures which adeptly transported me into the drama taking place. He creativity portrays two parallel worlds, one located in modern-day suburban America and the other in a magical world where shape-shifting dragons, giants, beasts, and lots of action reside. Both worlds are in grave peril and it's up to the hero, Owen Sage, to find the Fourth Pillar of Truth which will save both cosmos from total annihilation.Good versus Evil is always a favourite theme that readers everywhere just can't get enough of. Owen Sage uses his moral values of honesty, courage and sapience to defeat the impending evil. It is a wonderful page-turner and Huff brilliantly leaves the book open-ended to the reader's delight, because savvy readers know another book will be coming forth in the near future. I highly recommend the series.

  • Marjorie
    2019-04-18 20:43

    Given To Me For An Honest ReviewEverville: The Fall of Brackenbone by Roy Huff is book 4 of the series. It is not necessary to read the first three because this can be read as a stand alone. Once you open this book, it will grab you and hold you down tightly and you'll just watch those pages turn and turn and turn some more until you reach the last page. You'll even have some twists and turns thrown in. I was able to read this book in one sitting, which I am sure you will too. Because once you begin, it'll be hard to for you to put down. This story is in a land in another time and dimension. As you read, you will feel as though you are drawn in and become a part of the story. Owen Sage is a college freshman. He is able to cross portals between different universes. This is a story about good vs evil, with dragons, humans and other unusual characters. Will the Fourth Pillar of Truth be found? Will Everville be saved? You'll find that this book would be a great read for all ages ..... the reason? There is no crude language or sexual situations. A good read for teens, young adults and adults. If you enjoy sci-fi, fantasy and reading about dragons, giants, chaos and HEROES! then this book is for you. I highly recommend this book to everyone. I just loved it and I know you will too. My hat is off to Roy Huff and I look for many more great reads from him.

  • Janet Sketchley
    2019-05-19 17:40

    Love the cover of this book! Note the dragon...Two worlds, Earth and Everville, are linked by a portal in a New England university. Only a few humans know about Everville. One is Owen Sage, a student here and a hero there.The magical realm of Everville is inhabited by an eclectic assortment of beings, including some who serve the dark beings known as Them. While Owen Sage and his reluctant companion, Jacob, spend years in Everville trying to stave off disaster, mere weeks pass on earth, where Owen's friends combat a related evil that's trying to reshape their future. With in-depth world-building and a complex cast of characters, book 4 in the Everville series stands well on its own. I haven't read the previous books, and although they may have helped me bond better with the characters, this story contained enough information to orient me without turning into the dreaded info-dump.Plot-wise, I'd give it 4 stars, but delivery-wise, only 3. Omniscient point of view is difficult to write without losing immediacy, and in this case I found a definite sense of distance from the characters. I also found the language a bit formal in places. That said, it's still a good, clean adventure story in an intriguing fantasy world. I appreciated the themes of forgiveness and working together.[Review copy provided by the author.]

  • Joey Paul
    2019-05-11 00:40

    I was approached by the author for an honest review in exchange for a copy of his book. I'm not usually one to read fantasy, but the synopsis of this book made me want to give it a go, and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. I did find it hard to follow some of the storyline in places because I haven't read the previous three books, but on its own it did tell a good story and I worked out most of what was happening. It tells the story of Everville and follows on from the changes to the time-line made in what I assume to be the previous book. Owen is on the search for the fourth pillar of truth, and treks through Everville to find it. It is well written, fast paced and certainly held me interest in that it had me reading from page one until the end as I was only able to put it down when desperate for sleep. It's a great book and one I would recommend to YA fantasy readers, as the world building is superb and spot on. I enjoyed it immensely and may even end up checking out the previous three and the ones that come after this book. Overall, a good read and well earnt five stars!

  • Renee Mihld
    2019-05-10 01:27

    I was very happy to have come across this book, the first one I've read by Roy Huff, but I will now be looking to read more. The writing was done so well, with so much detail I was able to imagine all the characters, the landscape, and the creatures - everything seemed to come to life in my own head. The fantasy world that Roy Huff has created is magical, beautiful, complex, full of history and drama. The time travel and portals to another world was very interesting to me. Roy Huff has created some wonderful characters that I became very fascinated with and I'm now anxious to learn what happened to them in the previous books, and what will happen next. I will definitely be reading the whole series. I was very happy with the ending, Owen Sage a college student (but he's so much more), goes through many challenges to find the answer to solve the conflict for Everville. The ending lets you know that Roy Huff is not done with this fantasy - we'll be seeing more, and I hope it is soon. I highly recommend this book. Enjoy!

  • June
    2019-04-22 21:48

    I was asked by the author Roy Huff to review this book, As I had previously read book one (Everville The First Pillar) in the series. Although this is the Fourth book, You can read this as a stand alone. This is a must read for fantasy reading lovers it keeps you wanting more with it's two very different worlds Easton Falls University and the magical realm of Everville. The novel is well paced and contains some interesting characters.From shape shifting dragons the likes of which you would expect to find in The Lord Of The Rings to a school that you might find in Harry Potter, Everville: The Fall Of Brackenbone combines elements that you love from so many different fantasy stories, and gets rid of everything you dislike,It is also a fairly easy read, and I would imagine most people could complete the book in a few sittings. In terms of target audience I would imagine it is pitched at the young adult market and I can further imagine it being quite a hit with that age group.I can highly recommend it.

  • M.M. Strawberry Reviews
    2019-05-02 22:33

    Wow! This book was a game-changer! An race in the last book, the Alarians, make their re-appearance here as the story moves along with the evil Alarian commander, and Mallory, continuing to try to manipulate the element for themselves.There was a surprising revelation including Jacob here, and the only complaint I have is that chronologically, it befuddled me (don't want to go too much into derail as that would be a spoiler) but it did explain quite a bit.In the last three books, and of course, this one, Owen journeys to a pillar and learns the importance of this or that trait (i.e. patience, prudence) but this book also represents a pivotal turn in the series as certain events ensure that the lives of many will never be the same again, and will doubtlessly affect the rest of the books in this series, which I am of course eager to read!

  • Sherry Ellis
    2019-05-16 17:29

    The Fall of Brackenbone is the fourth book of the Everville series. Owen Sage, a college student, once again finds himself passing back and forth between the real world and the fantasy world of Everville. This time he has to outsmart the evil Governor Jahal. As with the other books in the series, there is a plethora of creatures, such as the Them, The Fron, the Alarians, and the Keepers. Readers who haven't read the other books might have a difficult time keeping them all straight. There's a fair share of mythical creatures such as dragons and giants for those who love fantasy. And there is plenty of action. But the big excitement comes near the end when the evil forces of the fantasy world nearly overtake the real world.The Fall of Brackenbone is a highly imaginative book that would appeal to young adult readers who enjoy fantasy novels

  • Suzanna Williams
    2019-05-12 20:25

    Epic, fantasy world-building at its best.Yes, Owen Sage is back for the fourth instalment in the fast-paced YA Everville fantasy adventure series full of shape-shifting dragons and giants, and intrigue and action. The Fall of Brackenbone takes Owen into the future to a time when trouble is once more brewing and once again he alone must sort it out. I particularly liked that Owen found out some of his history in this book which is written in Huff’s readable style. It’s a story of good versus evil, of fantastic worlds populated with magical creatures and a likeable hero. So if that’s your thing and you’re looking for a quick, easy read, this is just the novel for you.Although there is enough explanation to read Brackenbone as a stand-alone book, I would recommend starting at the beginning of the series. A big thank you to Roy Huff for the ARC copy.

  • P. Reads
    2019-05-13 17:37

    This is the 4th book of the Everville series and althought it says you can read it as stand alone, I'm a little bit sorry I haven't read the third one: The Rise of Mallory... as I have read the first two...Nevertheless... I won't bother you with what's the story about, but Owen Sage is again on a quest to save our world as well as the fantasy world of Everveille and the other realms around Everville... The evil doesn't stop, but not even Owen...I like the book, perhaps is not quite my genre, but I like to try something new to 'broke' the pattern I read... and truth... I wouldn't go near this one if I didn't like the first two... so waiting for the fifth one... perhaps I'll take the third one in my hands till then...I was given a copy of this book by the author for the purpose of unbiased review, while all the presented information is based on my impressions.

  • Monica Reents
    2019-05-17 17:30

    I want to thank Roy for allowing me to read, The Fall of Brackenbone, in its beta version. I have read all three of his prior books and find that each one has its own charms and each one is progressively better than the one before. This is a fast paced sci-fi story that doesn't leave the reader any time for boredom. The characters are developing better, as is the story. I have really enjoyed reading this series and while book #4 can be read as a stand a lone, I recommend reading the series in order, it adds to the story and allows you to get to know the characters. I recommend this to anyone who reads sci-fi, fantasy stories. You will enjoy the imagination of Roy Huff and the creativity that he adds to his books. I love the cover! As always, the cover is outstanding! Great job!

  • Sandra Stiles
    2019-05-12 22:46

    This is the fourth book in the series. In this book we find Owen looking for the fourth Pillar of Truth. This time he will have to battle Jabel the evil governor. This time a human is working with the evil governor. I’ve read the other three books in the series. However, if you were to pick up this book and read it first you would be able to follow along. Mr. Huff has done a great job of providing enough background information for the reader to catch up.This is a great fantasy where the world building continues to draw you in and make you a participant in the story, I highly recommend the entire series.I received a copy to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed here are my own.