Our earth is one of many, all of them connected, all in danger.At a young age, seventeen year old Gwynn Dormath, lost the ones he loved. Since then he's kept the world at a distance. But he's tired of being alone, and one girl in particular, Sophia, has him wishing for more. When she asks him out for Halloween, he eagerly accepts.But their night goes horribly wrong. A pranOur earth is one of many, all of them connected, all in danger.At a young age, seventeen year old Gwynn Dormath, lost the ones he loved. Since then he's kept the world at a distance. But he's tired of being alone, and one girl in particular, Sophia, has him wishing for more. When she asks him out for Halloween, he eagerly accepts.But their night goes horribly wrong. A prank explodes, leaving Sophia injured, and awakening an ancient power in Gwynn--the power of gods like Odin and Zeus. Gwynn will never be able to flee from the world again. Instead, he finds himself tied to the fates of multiple Earths. With his abilities he could save the world. Or fate might've decreed his powers signal the end of all worlds. Harbinger is a young adult paranormal thriller, part one of The Bleeding Worlds series....
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I won this book in a giveaway of the author, and when he contacted me, I promised him a single thing: to give it an honest review, no matter what. So, here it goes…Harbinger took me by surprise, and I must admit that… it was a very good one! At first sight I knew I would like it: the gender is one of my favorites, the synopsis intrigued me, and although I try not to judge a book by its cover, I could not help noticing how beautiful this one is. Nevertheless, it's the kind of story that, if it is not well-written, it can go very badly, very quickly.Luckily, that was not the case. The plot is quite original and it opens up to millions of possibilities. Personally, my favorite books are those that can transport me to another world, to another time, that even for a brief moment can make me forget who I am and where I am. For me, books mean freedom. And Harbinger didn’t just set me free, but also from the very beginning it made me the “unspoken promise” that it would take me to millions of different worlds… and I believe it is a promise that will be kept in future books.I have a few comments on the book. Firstly, the characters are interesting, but I feel that lacked that one character that said the right thing at the right time, that made me laugh in the middle of all the tension. Gwynn had its moments, but it wasn’t his job to make me laugh. Secondly, perhaps the action scenes were too heavily described, leaving little to be imagined (but I suppose that the author really wanted us to live it the way he had imagined). Another problem for me was the names: some of them were difficult to pronounce. And Gwynn… I mean, are you really going to name your main male character "Gwynn"? Seriously??? Oooooook…… Fortunately, the story made me pass right over those details very quickly.In general, this book kept me entertained and wanting to read more. It gives many answers towards the end, but leaves others unanswered, just enough to keep me anxiously waiting for the next book.Harbinger is a fantastic book without becoming ridiculous, and I openly recommend it to all those people that, like me, enjoy to plunge among the pages of a book and to be dragged into another world where anything can happen. :)Ahora, en español: =DGané este libro en un giveaway del autor, y cuando él me contactó, le prometí una sola cosa: darle una reseña honesta, sin importar qué. Así que, aquí va…Harbinger me tomó por sorpresa, y debo admitir que… fue una muy buena sorpresa! A simple vista supe que me gustaría: el género es uno de mis favoritos, la sinopsis me intrigó, y aunque intento no juzgar a un libro por su portada, no pude evitar notar lo hermosa que esta era. Sin embargo, es la clase de historia que, si no está bien escrita, puede ir muy mal, muy rápidamente.Por suerte, este no fue el caso. La trama es bastante original y se abre a millones de posibilidades. Personalmente, mis libros favoritos son aquellos que pueden transportarme a otro mundo, a otra época, que aunque sea por un momento puedan hacerme olvidar de quién soy y dónde estoy. Para mí, los libros son libertar. Y Harbinger no sólo me liberó, sino que desde el comienzo me hizo la tácita promesa de que me llevaría a millones de mundos diferentes… y creo que es una promesa que será mantenida en las futuras entregas.Tengo algunos comentarios respecto al libro. Primero, los personajes son interesantes, pero siento que faltó ese personaje que dijera lo justo en el momento indicado, que me hiciera reír en medio de la tensión. Gwynn tenía sus momentos, pero no era su trabajo el hacerme reír. Segundo, quizás las escenas de acción estaban demasiado descritas, dejando poco para ser imaginado (aunque supongo que el autor realmente quería que lo viviéramos como él lo había imaginado). Otro problema para mí fueron los nombres: algunos de ellos podían ser muy difíciles de pronunciar. Y Gwynn… O sea, vas a nombrar a tu personaje masculino principal “Gwynn”? De verdad??? Oooooook…… Afortunadamente, la historia me hizo pasar por alto esos detalles muy rápidamente.A rasgos generales, este libro me mantuvo entretenida y queriendo leer más. Da muchas respuestas llegando al final, pero deja otras preguntas sin responder, lo suficiente para que espere ansiosamente por el próximo libro.Harbinger es un libro fantástico sin llegar a ser ridículo, y lo recomiendo abiertamente a todas aquellas personas que, como yo, disfrutan de zambullirse entre las páginas de un libro y ser arrastradas hacia otro mundo donde cualquier cosa puede pasar. :)
In Harbinger, the first book in the Bleeding Worlds series, Justus Stone tells the story of Gwynn as he discovers that he isn't who he thought he was, but is instead one of a hidden group of special beings with god-like powers. His awakening to his new power coincides with a plot by others like him that threatens to destroy his world. Gwynn is called upon to fight, but first he has to figure out what it is that he's fighting for.Though uneven at times, Harbinger is a fast-paced and enjoyable read. The story moves quickly and there's enough action and real danger to satisfy and to keep one interested in the outcome. This is all the more commendable given that Stone at times seems to be trying to weave in to the story too many plot points and one-off references which are never subsequently explained. Gwynn’s primary motivation is also at times unbelievable. All of that being said, this is a very good first effort and readers will likely be waiting with anticipation for the second book in the series.
I have to say... As an advanced reader, I was prepared to be very hard on this book. Didn't even think I would like it...Totally took me by surprise! I've actually read it twice now, and "Harbinger" just leaves me wanting more. This amazed me! Few series do this to me... Off hand I can think of the "Divergent" series. Mr. Stone?! I want more!!! Ha! Hope you're prepared to continue "The Bleeding Worlds". And quickly!It is so refreshing to have a youthful male protagonist. Also, to have a YA novel that isn't set in some far off, dystopian future. A local feel, that this could be happening today, just down your street is unique. I truly would like to say and discuss more, but will refrain... For now! Can't wait for this to release.
Ok, I think this book has great potential to make it a best seller,meaning a #1 seller. Once word gets out to the teen genre it will excel. I think adults will buy the book also. It seems like it will have some mysterye4eq and intrigue. I'm 35 and I will buy the book but I really want to win this book. My daughter loves to read and collect books ad much me. I haven't been at it long, but i have come to realize that I love to read and listrn to audio books. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of your book. I hope to won,
Harbinger is very good book. It is not the best, but I might read other two books. I like the characters. I like the twist and turns in the book, although it can get kind of confusing especially in the middle. It is something you have push through. However the ending is not that satisfy as I want it to be. It was just a typical ending. In the end, I still give it 4 out 5 stars. I recommend this book to anyone who likes Percy Jackson, but wants something a little darker. That's my review!
This review may contain spoilers:A pretty good book, I liked the veil with all of the mythological references thrown in with a good explanation about the abilities. The author did a really good job with Gwynns' background and growth but the abilities were for the most part pretty linear until near the end when they got more intricate hopefully the second book will have a bit more of the abilities revealed and hopefully a good love interest for Gwynn that does not die.
the first book has great potential to be a great fantasy series. some elements were not explained well but i let it go necause this is his first book. what i felt by the end of the is the same thing i felt after watching a good japanese anime