The Indivisible and the Void (Age of Axion #1)

D.M.
Wozniak
Genre: 
Paranormal-Urban-Fantasy

Democryos is the Master Voider, the head of the university and advisor to the king. Each year he saves one student from the draft and sends them into the war-torn countryside to work magic and aid the people. Unfortunately, when his young wife leaves him without explanation, his search for answers reveals a darkness that tears apart his life and his beliefs. With the aid of a secretive harem girl, a guilt-stricken holy man, and a maimed soldier, Democryos might be able to stop an evil voider, find his wife, and save the country, but in doing so, he may also reveal a secret about voidance that could change everything and some will stop at nothing to keep hidden. 

An adventure that combines fantasy, religion, and a bit of sci-fi, “The Indivisible and the Void” is reminiscent of “Ender’s Game” and “Wizard’s First Rule” in that it takes a powerful character and makes them face truths about their power and their choices and actions that they don’t expect. The story has drama and action, moments of romance, self-reflection, and characters so vivid the reader will find themselves wanting to shake them at times in frustration. Despite a slow pace and cliff-hanger ending which will frustrate many, the story is so complex and the development is so well done, that lovers of both fantasy adventures and psychological sci-fi will find this tale hard to resist!

Sarah E Bradley