Primary Fault

Book 1 of the Schattenreich

Fiction - Fantasy - General
367 Pages
Reviewed on 06/05/2014
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Michelle Randall for Readers' Favorite

Primary Fault is the first book in a series called The Schattenreich, which is a realm or another place in the book. The story is set in Germany, where Augustus and his father have always lived. Caitlin, who lived in America with their mother, has returned to Germany to be with her brother now that both their parents have passed away. Augustus is an earthquake researcher and where they are is along a primary fault line so there are earthquakes in that area. Augustus is kidnapped and a doppelganger is going around committing crimes that Augustus is being blamed for. Caitlin alone is determined to find the truth. Sharon Reamer brings together other realms, people from those other realms interfering with life here, and earthquakes to create a unique story.

As Primary Fault is set to be the first book in the series, it does not really explain the whole Schattenreich idea. It is mentioned, and you sort of figure out that it is another realm, and that one family is in charge of guarding the gateway. Someone has broken through which caused the kidnapping of Augustus. What you never figure out is what it actually is, why they protect the gateway, and who this family is. Maybe that is to come in the later books. Sharon Reamer does a good job in writing a story that you want to read to figure out what is going on, but at the same time you are a bit disappointed in the end that you haven't figured it out. This is good for a series, but not so good for readers.