Book Review: Into the Heart of Evil

May 14, 2014 at 6:58 pm 1 comment

Book 2 Final Cover for KindleTitle: Into the Heart of Evil

Author: Joel D. Babbitt

Genre: Fantasy

In this second novel of the Paladin of a Hidden God series Joel masterfully weaves an explosive tale that puts Durik and his companions in a desperate fight for their lives, one they will only survive if they are true to themselves and to each other.

It was supposed to be an easy journey… a simple first step for a band of new warriors. But evil has an agenda of its own, and relentless conquest strikes when it chooses. And what can so few do against so many? Yet evil is not the only power that stirs in the southern valley; from deep in their prophetic past an ancient power also has returned, nurturing, watching, and helping its paladin. On the anvils of danger and sacrifice Durik and his small group of companions will be forged by the hammer of their mutual hardships into an able band of heroes, but only if they can survive the journey into the heart of evil…

I’m a little late with the review, but in my defense, I just finished reading, heh.

And what a blast I had! “Into the Heart of Evil” completely blew me away. It’s even better than the first book in the series, and that’s saying something. Durk is an amazing character. I liked how while the plot was unpredictable, the character’s actions were somehow predictable, because I know them quite well by now. There’s plenty of character development, but at their core, they stay the same.

The world building is more impressive than in the first, and I liked the lore, the prophecy, and the action, blended together in a suspenseful adventure.

A must for young adult fantasy readers, and even an older audience will love this.

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  • 1. Joel Babbitt  |  May 17, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Any chance you can post your review on Amazon for both Trials of Caste and Into the Heart of Evil?

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