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Reviewed by Anthony Elmore for Readers' Favorite
June was a depressed, lonely young woman in her late twenties, living alone with her black Labrador retriever, Champ, outside of Livermore, California. The Assembly of Thirteen: The First Two Companions is a fantasy supernatural novel written by Omayra Velez. On one unusually windy night, June and Champ were awakened by ground-shaking explosions, after which they found a small orange-lit treasure box in her kitchen. While grabbing it, they both proceeded to fall through a portal to another world. This world had most things Earth had, such as trees and people, but they were larger with different characteristics than anything June had ever seen before. What was the reason this was happening to her? Will she ever return home? Or will she be stuck in this new life forever?
The Assembly of Thirteen: The First Two Companions is a fantasy supernatural novel but with a romantic twist. Reading this amazing book was a privilege. I loved how the deeper into the story I got, the stronger each became, yet all the while they still maintained their individual personalities. Despite some technical flaws, the story and characters were still engaging. This is an excellent first book of what promises to be an extraordinary series; the author really seems to know what she is doing. I would suggest a more mature age group because of the cussing and the violent graphic scenes depicted in this awesome book. Those who enjoy fantasy novels with a supernatural twist will not want to miss this book.