Impyrium (Impyrium Series #1)

Impyrium (Impyrium Series #1)

by Henry H. Neff


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ISBN-13: 9780062392053
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/04/2016
Series: Impyrium Series , #1
Pages: 592
Sales rank: 487,747
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 2.00(d)
Lexile: 710L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Henry H. Neff grew up outside Chicago but now lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with his wife and two children. Impyrium is Henry’s second fantasy series. His first series, the Tapestry, is a five-book epic that follows the life and adventures of Max McDaniels. To learn more, please visit 

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Impyrium (Impyrium Series #1) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Perfect in every way hopeful for a sequel.
This_Kid_Reviews_Books 9 months ago
I was absolutely blown away by this entire book – everything from the building of the setting to the development of the plot. The world is very interesting – the story behind it was that it was our world, and magicians practiced in secret. However, an evil demon decided to conquer the world, and was only stopped by three extraordinarily powerful magicians. That event was called the Cataclysm, and it completely rearranged the world as we know it. One of the powerful magicians established a dynasty to bring order, and she and her daughters ruled for centuries. This is where we pick up the story, with the 42nd empress aging and wishing to pick her heir, her kingdom divided into two castes – magic users and non-users. Hazel is the empress’ granddaughter who doesn’t want to rule. Hob is part of the oppressed laypeople and wants them to be treated as the magic users are. Their chemistry is absolutely phenomenal. Neff’s writing style builds captivation amongst the readers, drawing them on as the story becomes both more convoluted and clearer by the minute. There are touches of mystery and intrigue, and I liked how the story was told from both Hob and Hazel’s point of view, which serves to create tension through the reader knowing more about the major differences of the two characters. It was interesting how magic was defined, where there is some innate skill level on the part of the spellcaster, but it also depends on their training, willpower, and concentration – which inadequacy in any of these can lead to consumption of the user when attempting a difficult spell. It was a neat, simple concept. I really enjoyed reading this fantasy novel, and I cannot wait to read any more books from Neff. I was also reading the acknowledgements, and it seems that this book is a follow-up to Neff’s previous series, The Tapestry,” in which the magical world is set up, where the plot is the prehistory of this book. This is fascinating, because Neff took a world he created, and then imagined how it could transform as the centuries go past. I will definitely be checking out the Tapestry books, and I highly recommend fantasy fans to check out this book! Please not I received a free review copy of this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed it till the end now please make a ENGLISH version of next book on nook
ShujaKhan More than 1 year ago
Amazing story! A totally immersive world created with incredible detail. The depth of it is the most eye-opening part - you find yourself in this detailed world with a rich history of its own. Nothing about this work is superficial and there are stories lurking everywhere. The twists and turns of the main story are captivating and Hob and Hazel and deep and engaging in their own right, but the world itself is the coolest part.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading THE TAPESTRY, I was sad because nothing was as good. Then I read IMPYRIUM. I can't decide what was better. I cant wait for the rest of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found Henry Neff's first series, The Tapestry, so engrossing that even though its tale was epic, I was very sad to see it end. Not only would I miss the characters I had grown to care about so deeply, I felt I had entered and been part of a world of amazing invention and promise where all things were possible and yet could rarely even have been anticipated. But, things do end. Then, along comes Impyrium, set in that very world but 3,000 years in the future, where the events of The Tapestry are both embedded in hazy legend yet have equally given rise to a new reality in this future time--marked by empire and dynasties, by magic and statecraft, and by tremendous changes in society--both human and other--with fresh characters amazingly as compelling as those who peopled Neff's world at the beginning. Impyrium has the wit, creativity, lore, humor, and heart that are Neff's glories. It is simply terrific.