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Series: yes, book 1 of "The Elements Trilogy"
Characters: Kyla and Jethro
Setting: Fantasy world
Sexual Themes: minor
Violence: yes; fantasy violence, minor blood.
Recommendation: Read it. Plain and simple. The rich world and deeply realatable characters helped to transport the reader to far off places and sit side-by-side with the Seekers in their quest to rid the world of evil.
All of the characters from main to supporting were well described and deeply believable. As I was reading I found myself cheering on or ranting at each character in turn for an action they did. Kyla is a strong stubborn young woman who you can't help but cheer for as the book progresses. She doesn't have much of a character arc in the first book, but she starts out so strong to begin with. I hope to see more in the next two books. Jethro and Kyla have been friends since birth and as the pair grow older Jethro begins to pull away from the young woman replacing his childhood friend. When the two are thrown on this journey together we see the most character growth from Jethro as he finally learns to listen to his heart and reconnect with his childhood companion.
Unknown's world is filled with magical creatures and fantastical regions. In book one we are transported to a sand canyon, a water jungle and the beginnings of a frozen desert. All of these locations are so richly described that the reader does not need to expend much effort to visualize them. As having to describe in enough detail multiple settings can be, this story did so flawlessly.