The Spirit Collectors
M. Amanuensis Sharkchild
*I was given a copy of this book in exchange for this HONEST review.*
In the world of Awya, where life is scattered across isles in a seemingly endless ocean of black liquid, the Isle of Winder is home to uymns whose primary trade is agriculture and flower cultivation. Here, an umyn boy by the name of Amory Demshen becomes obsessed with Tempertime Cemetery—a collection of portals powered by spirits that link the isles of Awya together, and a place forbidden to those without proper training and knowledge.
Amory disobeys the laws and his mother, sacrificing the qualities of youth and the virtues of his upbringing to pursue a selfish adventure connived by a hidden, sinister force. Unnerving truths and perilous consequences await as Amory—equipped with an authoritative jar, a chest of bewitching cards, and a flying stone slab—plunges into the darkness of the spirit collectors.
Will Amory learn the worth of a spirit in time to save his own?
OMG! First, let me tell you about the quality of this hardcover book that the author sent to me.
The dust jacket is VINYL with a beautiful depiction of all of the different characters that are introduced in the novel. There are transparent places in the dust jacket that correspond with the beautiful design on the actual cover of the book! The book cover is made of imitation leather. It’s just beautiful! The artwork inside at the beginning of each chapter was awesome as well!
Now about the story, this is a wonderful first book of what will be a great young adult series. The story told is very intriguing. I was hooked from the start. The main character’s curiosity gets him in some tight situations. The plot is entirely unforeseen. If you think you know what is going to happen next, forget it! You don’t. The story is very well written.