Today I am doing a review of Age of the Aura, Phase 1: Champions of Power by Samuel Odunsi JR.
Blurb: The Blessed Galaxy had no other name. After being gifted with the Auras, five great powerhouses of celestial creation, the title was a suitable fit. While harnessing such energies, the governing bodies have ruled their respected reaches of the Galaxy for a number of millennia. But now they face the threat of an inevitable calamity that could shake the lives of everyone, caused by one of the five Auras.
After accepting a sudden promotion, a devout man of science, named Lowen Sars, decides to take on the burden of saving the Galaxy’s people once he learns of the calamity. But he soon realizes that the role of a hero was a calling not meant for him. In his process of self-discovery, Lowen inadvertently begins the fateful saga of not only the Blessed Galaxy, but also the kingdom in possession of the corrupt Aura, and especially its two young heirs of the throne.
My Review: I found the idea of this book interesting. The different worlds controlled more or less by the energies of their Auras. There was good action and intrigue in the book. I was at a loss though most of the time as I did not feel there was enough explanation of how these worlds worked. It almost felt like I was reading a second book of a series rather than the first. The diction was strange in some areas but that may be fitting for the worlds in which they lived but did not feel consistent enough for that. A good edit might help smooth out some of the awkward areas. I really liked parts of it but felt need for more input to these worlds. I give this book a 3 star rating.