A Hero at the End of the World
* * * * */ Five Stars
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Danger, Suspense, Fantasy, Humor, (and some) Romance
In this stunning and magical alternate version of England, a young man named Ewan Mao is the subject of a prophecy. It was foretold that he would be the slayer of an evil tyrant and restore peace. However, when the time came to fulfill it, his best friend, Oliver Abrams, does away with the villain himself. Crushed by the failure and angry that his popular and talented friend also got the credit for the kill, Ewan lives out several years of his life shamed and working in a coffee shop. Meanwhile, Oliver has done well for himself. He has risen through the ranks of his government job, is beloved by the city, and may or may not like his partner. And now, he is investigating the antics of a cult that draw magic from the world around them. Ewan, blinded by his need to be the hero again, is enlisted by that same cult. The leader's son, Archibald, enrolls him, sweeping him up in a plot that could very possibly end the world, intentionally or not. Who is the real villain? Will these two former best friends ever come together again? And is being a hero worth it if nobody realizes it?
Filled with mystery, alternate dimensions, a great cast of characters, coffee shops, and powerful magic, A Hero at the End of the World is a great book for anyone.