Friday, June 23, 2017

Book Review for The Brothers Three by Layton Green

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be plunged into a dangerous fantasy world?

The Blackwood brothers from New Orleans are about to find out. Youngest brother Will dreams of escaping his mundane life as an apprentice contractor. Caleb is a bartender whose charm and good looks see him through life. Val, the eldest, is a high-powered attorney who hides the fact that he can perform parlor tricks with his mind.

The brothers’ lives are changed forever when they receive a belated inheritance from their father: a staff with a mysterious stone on top, a pair of rogue’s bracers, and a sword that Will can barely lift. Searching for an explanation, it is not until a strange key whisks the brothers across time and space, into a terrifying version of New Orleans ruled by wizards, that the brothers accept the truth and undergo a perilous journey home. With the help of an alluring but deadly adventuress, they must break into the keep of a sorcerer known for his love of diabolical games, find a trio of enchanted talismans, and somehow defeat an evil wizard who can raise legions of the undead to do his bidding.

It seems the brothers have found their adventure. But will they live to tell the tale? 

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review*

So this is just a great book, plain and simple! Anyone who loves fantasy and adventure and epic quests will enjoy this fast paced, easy fun read. There were several things that made this book stand out from other fantasy novels for me. First, I loved how the book used parallel worlds to create a fantasy word that mimics our own. The three brothers each have their own personalities and traits which adds a great dynamic to the story. The writing is top notch and  Green does a great job spinning a plot that is entertaining and engrossing. You will find yourself breezing though this book simply due to the story being awesome.