The Boy Who Walked Too Far by Dom Watson
Series: The Xindii Chronicles (#1)
Published: September 22, 2020
Genre: Science Fiction Horror
Age Group: Adult
It’s the end of the universe, and everything has come undone. Entropy has won the war, but one last battle rages in the half-ruined city of Testament.
No one knows who created this last outpost and peopled it with billions of species. However, it is here, under a sky with no stars, that the last remnants of life in the universe live, love, and pray to their many gods. It is here where Godrich Felstrom dies.
Most residents of Testament care little for the affairs of a single, fragile human, but the event brings back bad memories for Heironymous Xindii.
It has been many years since the dreamurlurgy professor discovered his true potential and doomed four people in the process. Now, he lectures to bored students who dream of the many pleasures Testament has to offer. Xindii, on the other hand, becomes obsessed with the mysterious Godrich and his missing soul. As he and his valiant companion, the Neanderthal Solomon Doomfinger, look back at Felstrom’s last steps, they discover the shocking truth about Felstrom’s death, his destiny, and the future of Testament and all those angels, demons, liars, and dreamers who call it home.
The Boy Who Walked Too Far by Dom Watson is an unpredictable and complicated journey. But so worth the read. I’d say it was pretty trippy and the world is bizzare, but it held my attention from beginning to end, and honestly, I loved it.
The author is very imaginative with the u iqye creatures and vivid world. I was able to get lost in the story. What I really loved is that this author took risks in places most wouldn’t dare. This book is so innovative and perplexing, I may need to read it again.
It did take me a bit to really get into the story. The writing style is pretty sophisticated and takes time to get used to. But if you have the patience, the pay off is worth it in the end.
I liked this book, and definitely think it deserves to be read. Don’t miss out.
*I received a free copy of this book from Storytellers On Tour in exchange for an honest review on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.*
Dom Watson lives, writes, and dreams in Suffolk, England. He enjoys life with his wife, daughter, and three cats. He also doesn’t mind the occasional glass of Merlot.
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