Authors: Brianna & Matthew Penfold
Genre: YA Fantasy
Series: Animus Revealed #1
Date Released: May 23, 2023
Publisher: Koehler Books
Dez, Arabella, and Walter are seemingly ordinary teenagers from different worlds. Dez is a dejected coder living in Euporia under the oppressive conglomerate E-Corp. Arabella skates through life in an Aurelian aristocratic family. And Walter treads a typical path in the technology-obsessed society of Immerxia.
In a day's time, their lives are turned upside down when they meet Author, the writer of the universe, and discover they have gifts to heal the past, alter the present, and foresee the future. Author implores the three teens to restore their broken worlds. Complicating the kids' decision are supernatural forces working to end humanity and free a dark army from their prison known as Animus.
Can Dez, Arabella, and Walter save their worlds? Jump into The Intrepid Three: Animus Revealed to find out.
Reviewer: Elizabeth Rucker
I loved it! I love fantasy, and I enjoyed this and how the characters were shown in the book. I am excited to see their character development in future books.
It was a short read, which I did enjoy! I also enjoyed the world-building. It was difficult at times, but overall easy to understand. I would recommend this book to a teen and to anyone who has a teenager wanting to read fantasy and is kind of iffy about it. This book is a good start!
The book cover is gorgeous!
I received a copy of this book courtesy of the authors through Interviews & Reviews.
Reviewer: Tom Dallis
I'm a fantasy and science fiction fan, so I eagerly anticipated reading this book. I was not disappointed. Brianna and Matthew Penfold have truly achieved something remarkable with their book, The Intrepid Three.
Through the magical realm of fantasy, they expertly weave an intricate allegory that captivates readers from the very first page. This intriguing tale is just the beginning of a thrilling series that explores the journey of three noteworthy teenagers hailing from different worlds.
As the story unfolds, these three characters unite under the watchful eye of a mysterious being aptly named Author. Like a beacon of light in the vast expanse (to loosely borrow from the opening line), Author guides them through a series of challenges and adventures.
The Penfolds' writing style is enchanting and evocative, painting vivid scenes that transport readers to fantastical realms of mystery and wonder. Their attention to detail and rich character development breathe life into the story, making it difficult to put down.
This impressive story will captivate readers of all ages, and they will eagerly await the subsequent book in the series. Prepare to immerse yourself in the enchanting world of The Intrepid Three, where bravery, companionship, and the boundless strength of character prevail.
If you want a thrilling and captivating book that will spark your imagination, I highly recommend The Intrepid Three. It is a short and exciting read that will keep you engaged until the last page.
I received a complimentary copy courtesy of the authors through Interviews & Reviews for my honest opinion.
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