Insight: Beholders Book 1
Author: Terron James
Publisher: Jolly Fish Press
Published: republished June 1st, 2013
Hardcover: 430 pages
FTC FYI: Received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Rumors are surging through Appernysia that a Beholder has been born, the first wielder of True Sight in over a millennium.
Seventeen-year-old Lon Marcs discovers he has been blessed—or cursed—with this gift. He cannot control the power of True Sight and feels it killing him with each passing day. He realizes that the only people who might possess the knowledge to save his life are the sworn enemies of his king. To obtain their help, Lon would have to journey into exile, leaving behind his village, family, and beloved Kaylen.
Although this is the hardest decision Lon has ever made, it is only the first of many that will test his strength and challenge his interpretation of right and wrong.
I really liked this book. There was a lot of building the author had to do to explain the major aspects of the story, and I thought he did a great job. The characters are enjoyable and each are unique and very important. As much as I liked Lon and his parents, I loved his twin Mellai. Her attitude gets her into trouble sometime, but there is a fire in her that will help her in tough situations. Many things happen to Lon (and everyone for that matter) while he's learning the truth about himself and this power that he has. There will be four books in this series, and I am eagerly waiting to see what will happen next. Great ending!
About the Author
Born in the wrong age, TERRON JAMES continually fantasizes of shining steel, majestic stone architecture, thundering cavalry rushes, and opportunities to prove his honor.
James is an English teacher and a member and recent president of the Tooele Chapter of the League of Utah Writers. He currently lives in Tooele, Utah, with his wife and four kids.