The first book of the Origo Essentia Series, a Sci-Fi Fantasy adventure with a female protagonist.
Sitting atop the Spire, Windhold is governed by the theocratical Brotherhood and the secular leadership of the Sentinel. Below them lies the Void, a barren land filled with the Red Death that arrived with the blistering winds of the Fury. The corruption in Windhold has left everyone at the mercy of a madman.
The only hope is Elise, groomed to be the Aspirant and replace the Sentinel for a peaceful new world. But when she ventures into the Void, she discovers that Windhold may not be everything it seems.
The Void Revealed (Origo Essentia Book 1) by Stephen Ethier is a wonderfully written and richly descriptive novel with brilliantly drawn settings and characters. The author weaves a well-crafted Sci-Fi Fantasy adventure that will captivate the reader’s attention from the start. Skillfully constructed, this exhilarating and suspenseful Sci-Fi will have you turning the pages from beginning to end.
The story unfurls in small acts, at first feeling slight to touch, then building in emotional substance. Into the spaces between the words, the author breathes a pulsating intensity that rolls like a motion picture camera. With an abundance of imagery in the writing style, it makes you feel like you are right there in the story, and that’s something I look for in a good book.
For fans of the genre looking for an interesting, three-dimensional, and stimulating read, this would come highly recommended. I’ll be looking forward to reading more from Stephen Ethier in the future. Five stars.