The dark unknown beckons.
Rune Jenkins has a long-standing infatuation with anything from the supernatural world, and she's trying to hide it. If she doesn't, she angers her reckless twin brother Ryker, and starts feeling like her own sanity is slipping. But the closer she gets to Grey Malteer – an old friend who waves his fascination with fantasy like a flag – the harder it becomes to stifle her own interest.
The supernatural suddenly invades their reality when other-worldly creatures come hunting for the three college students. With help from a mysterious savior Rune and Grey escape, but must follow Ryker's abductors into an alternate dimension, Eon, and discover their true identities. They are Venators, descendants of genetically enhanced protectors and sentries between Eon and Earth. In this world of fae, vampires, werewolves, and wizards, power is abundant and always in flux. Ryker is missing, and Rune and Grey are being set up as pawns in a very dangerous game. The three must find their way through – and out of – Eon, before it consumes them.
About the Author
Devri Walls is a US and international bestselling author. Having released five novels to date, she specializes in all things fantasy and paranormal. She is best known for her uncanny world-building skills and her intricate storylines, and her ability to present this all in an easy-to-digest voice. Now gearing up for her first national release, Devri is excited to introduce her sixth novel, book one in the Venators Series. She loves to engage with her loyal following through social media and online sessions she organizes for her readers. Devri lives in Meridian, Idaho with her husband and two kids. When not writing she can be found teaching voice lessons, reading, cooking or binge watching whatever show catches her fancy.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I loved the first book! The main characters are relatable, the supporting characters are unique and fit their backstories well (the little bit that you learn). I love the idea of parallel worlds, and the author uses it well, myths crossing between worlds. One of my favorite parts of this book is that, unlike many others, the group that "recruits" them, while their best option, is not made up of the 'good guys.' I love it. Honestly, I'm not sure how to write a decent review, but here are some main points: Main characters are well-developed, sticking with their backstories. Supporting characters are very likable, and unique. Story is intriguing, with the main characters stuck between a rock and a hard place. Great book, definitely recommend it!
I am a very picky reader and when I read this book I just could not put it down I hated going to work because I could not read it then but it was worth the wait when I read it because I believe you should digest the store rather then wolf it down ( pun intended ) I loved how she had this hole other world that I got a chance to see for my self and I fell in love with the story and the characters, I can’t wait to read the next book all I can say is I am glad that I got to meet devri in person she is awesome and was really nice to my two kids, thank you devri for writing a world that is both beautiful and adventurous
I rather enjoyed this first book in the Venators series. It's a dark, YA portal fantasy featuring vampires, werewolves, Fae, succubi, incubi, dragons, goblins and a new race of genetically modified humans called Venators. I LOVE the idea of there being a portal to another dimension in the St. Louis arch. I really liked the characters, including Gray, Beltran, Verida and Tate and I hope to see more character development in the side characters. I also really enjoyed that this book tackles issues of trauma, including sexual abuse in men, which is not something often done in YA, let alone YA fantasy. And this book does it beautifully and poignantly. The action scenes are a lot of fun and I really enjoy Devri Walls' easy-to-read writing style. I didn't like Rune's character throughout most of the novel. She was very stubborn and questioned everything and everyone and I just found myself yelling at her myself. I just want her to let go and be the badass Venator that I know she is. I also don't think this cover accurately reflects what the book is about. The majority of the novel takes place in a high fantasy D&D type setting with castles, horses and villages with no electricity or plumbing. But this cover screams Urban Fantasy to me, like the Shadowhunters series or the October Daye series. There just seems to be a disconnect to me to what I read and what the cover looks like. Overall, I did enjoy this dark fantasy and I'm looking forward to what will happen in the next books and what Devri Walls comes up with next. It's a strong start for a debut series and a debut author. Highly recommend for fans of the Shadowhunters and Brandon Sanderson novels.