I WISH TO THANK RACHEL OF AUTHORIGHT FOR INVITING ME TO BE FIRST UP ON THIS BLOG TOUR FOR SPHERE’S DIVIDE III TRAGEDIES OF EMOTION BY J.C. NORMAN. WHAT AN AMAZING ADVENTURE!
Sphere’s Divide: Tragedies of Emotion
After the dramatic collision of events that tore apart friends and lovers Acarlie and Val in second novel of the Sphere’s Divide series, we return to find another city has fallen and society has once again been plunged into turmoil. Acarlie, growing in power, is struggling to remain in control of her influence over the elements and is stretched to the limit as she continues to compete in the Elemental League tournaments with one aim: to become the Element Leader. Val, having being rescued from his recent imprisonment, is the only one who can keep her grounded; the build up of energy locked within her can only lead to ruination. So when Lord Zane — reigning Elemental Lord and Acarlie’s immortal adversary — orders the death penalty to be introduced to the games, it is up to Val and their friends to save the Elementists. As events spiral out of their control, Acarlie unwittingly sets down a dark and dangerous path that may yet lead to her own destruction and that of everyone and everything she has fought so hard to protect. A gripping blend of science-fiction, steam and cyber punk, Sphere’s Divide III: Tragedies of Emotion is the third instalment of J C Norman’s fantastical series.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
Well there is just one regret that I had while reading this book and that was that I had not read the ones before it. This is a truly magnificent story of heart breaking betrayals, heroes that are willing to give their lives and battles that can not be matched to any others. As this is the third book in the series I was a while before a came to grasp all the threads that were taking place and all that had happened before, which was a pity. Once I had established everything in my mind then I fell in love with this story.
J. C. Norman has created a world of turmoil and rebellion amongst its diverse inhabitants, some of which are only bred to enrich the lives of others, some are literally made with specific purpose. I was fascinated with the descriptions of where all these people lived, be it on the ground or in the air, and contrasts were as different as chalk and cheese.
This story follows Acarlie an Elemental touring the world taking part in battles, with the ultimate goal to become the Elementists leader but Lord Zane hears of this rules are changed and again the world is thrown into further turmoil. The powers that the Elementists have are literally those of the elements with the battles being spectacular to say the least. I did feel gutted as some of my favourite characters did not make it to the end of this book.
Some of my favourite characters were Dude or mute and Mitis.
This is a gripping novel and there is more to follow so I will definitely be watching out for part four now, although I do hope to get chance to read the first two before then.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
J.C. Norman grew up and currently lives in Milton Keynes Village in the UK where he works in the food industry. He has studied martial arts all his life and has worked to incorporate this experience into his writing. The first book in his Sphere’s Divide series was re-published by Clink Street Publishing in 2015 and the second was publishing by Grosvenor House Publishing Ltd
Youtube Video – scene of argument between Joel and Ellie, in The Last of Us, which JC Norman wants to share as an example of great story telling in a format or genre you may not think about otherwise – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCGNGWUQEwk
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