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Book review: The Ancestral Odyssey: The Utopian Dream by D.W. Gill (@MegasTeque ‏)

The Ancestral Odyssey: The Utopian Dream is an epic fantasy by D.W. Gill. Lethaniel had reviewbeen thought dead, yet this lone figure was found plodding through a field of death, a field of the countless lives lost to the horror of war and death he could have prevented, at least that seemed to be the opinion of those scarce few who were left alive. In a moment of reflection he knew what must be done, a way to usher victory and perhaps even ring in a new age. The odds are stacked against him, against his people, but he will stand his ground, he will prevail. There have been many beginnings since this world began, and a new start is long overdue.

Anyone who knows me knows there’s nothing more I love than to lose myself in an epic and with a paperback of 980 pages this is certainly that. D.W. Gill does not shy away from embracing fantasy, and this is the kind of book you can easily lose a day or two to. You cannot help but be invested in the characters, and what an array of characters there are. There is war, horror, and hope threaded with skill through a plot both epic in size, scope and undertaking and this only scratches the surface of the magical world built and developed by D.W Gill. This is one heck of a fantasy read, a must for the library of fans of this genre. From beginning to end you’ll lose a yourself in the well written, wonderfully descriptive style and be amazed at the attention to detail throughout.

Make yourself a hot drink, get a plate of sandwiches at the ready, because you will not want to put this down.

Book link:

The Utopian Dream





2 thoughts on “Book review: The Ancestral Odyssey: The Utopian Dream by D.W. Gill (@MegasTeque ‏)”

  1. Hi K.J.

    After reading several of your reviews on your blog, I think you might enjoy my newly (self) published science fiction novel. Your review of The Ancestral Odyssey: The Utopian Dream by D.W. Gill displayed the depth of insight that I am seeking for an early reviewer.

    My book, Perfect Imperfection, centers around the adventures of a not-too-smart, over-weight young man with a receding hairline who stumbles onto and into a secret benevolent society of scientists, called Perfect Imperfection or PI. With assistance PI’s accelerated learning and artificial intelligence technologies, Billings trains to become a virtual secret agent that helps humanity in the face of accelerating scientific, ecological and social evolution. The antagonist, Blackbeard, an elite black hat hacker, employs cutting-edge tech to land the biggest score of his career. An epic virtual game of cat and mouse ensues, with everything in the balance.

    I’ve tried to give hope to the reader despite the path the world is on, there is a way to save us. The point behind the story is to show we can overcome the trivialness of all our imperfections, be they physical, social, intelligence or economic. I will donate all profits of the book to causes that are consistent the book’s key themes.

    K.J., by way of introduction, my name is S. E. Gould, and I’m a recovering software entrepreneur and corporate finance executive, looking to spend the best part of my life writing fiction that may help inspire the world to choose a better path.

    If you are interested in reviewing, I am happy to send you a pdf, epub or setting my early kindle price at $0.99 or can gift you a free amazon kindle version or paperback. Lastly, if you want an interview or run a giveaway for your followers, I can help you out there as well. I appreciate your consideration. I entered my email below.


    S. E. Gould

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