I called to the Myst, and it sent us you.
Pomella AnDone is a commoner who has the ability to see into the Myst. When a new High Mystic comes into power and summons Pomella to participate in a competition to become her apprentice, Pomella goes against tradition. But things are not as they seem.
Long-inspired by the works of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series (for which he created Dragonmount.net, a large platform for fans of the series to interact and keep up on the latest news), Jason Denzel releases Mystic, his first novel, tomorrow.
Mystic is the fantasy novel that I have been wanting for the past year or so– a fantasy that is simple yet immerses the reader in a world full of magic and beautiful imagery. In fact, this book is the shortest fantasy novel I have read since I read C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia. The length, however, does not infringe on the reader’s ability to get lost in the beautiful world that Denzel has created. It is obvious that Denzel spent much time weaving myth and all other aspects of his world together, allowing the reader to feel satisfied with what he shows them, but also letting them crave just a little more.
With franchises like The Hunger Games and Divergent being so very popular, I doubted that we would ever really see a story that is a fantasy yet exerts the same attributes possessed by the previously-mentioned stories, mainly a young strong female protagonist. Mystic is that story. Pomella AnDone is every bit as deep and intriguing as Katniss Everdeen and Tris Prior and can be a role model for readers as much as they could.
Although the plot of Mystic is quite simple, there are hints and clues to a grander plot that Denzel has in store for us in the remaining two books in the trilogy, Mystic Dragon and Mystic Skies. I can’t wait to see where the story takes Pomella and readers.
Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review from the publisher. All thoughts and opinions are mine.