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BOOK REVIEW: “Illuminarium” by Truth Devour

Title: Illuminarium
Author: Truth Devour
Publication: May 24, 2015
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 225
Source: Author

 
Illuminarium

 

SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)

Book One in the Soliloquy’s Labyrinth Series

I began to live within my continuum of potential upon awakening to my own limitations of sight, sound and an altered understanding of everything previously believed to be known.

The world I thought I knew is nothing but a mask of shadows skulking through a never ending labyrinth of deception and lies. Are you who you really are or who they want you to think you are?

Understanding does not by default equate to truth because perspective will always be a relative state of shifting sands founded on our limited knowledge at any given point within a spectrum of time.

Change is inevitable.

Are you ready?

 
REVIEW:

Prior to reading this story, I ventured a little into finding out what it was about. All story descriptions were ambiguously tantalizing, and the author asking right in the story details, “Are you who you really are, or who they want you to think you are?” seemed existential enough to really poke my sense of curiosity.

I wish I could say I felt the story was as compelling as its descriptions seemed to indicate, but the author’s style of writing – which one hand could be said to be unique and distinguishing – also makes it very difficult to immerse oneself into the story line. Several times I felt I knew what the author was trying to convey, but unfortunate choices in language made it seem as though the author had written the story with a thesaurus lying open beside their laptop.

I think this could be such an incredible story idea, and I feel it has epic potential, however I found for the first time that I could not in good conscience say I would refer others to this story. There is clearly a section of readership which would still enjoy the story, but I cannot give it more than a single star, on the five-star rating.

 
You can get a copy of “Illuminarium” on Amazon and add it to your TO READS list on Goodreads.

About L. Rilea

Lydia: Writer, film addict, music lover and pygmy philosopher. Raised in the less seedy edges of the city of angels, she loves the ambient glow under the frenzied lights of the Los Angeles music and film scenes. She is a former associate of Kristin from her online radio music, chat show, and blog days. In between working on her own novels, you can find her expressing her thoughts and opinions here at #nerdproblems.

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