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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
The First Seal is a work of epic fantasy fiction penned by author Jared A. Zakarian, which forms the second novel in the Verdunmull Series. After the first novel introduced us to the world of Verdunmull and began to develop its characters and concepts, the plot really takes shape and begins to fly in this second epic installment. As it begins to seem that the prophecies of the Ikalreev are coming true, and dragons awake from sleep to join other ethereal beings that are coming to the surface of the land, our central group of survivors is put to the test and forced to the brink of war.
Author Jared A. Zakarian is really getting into the stride of the Verdunmull series now, and committed readers who enjoy a long, epic-length tale of burgeoning wars, hellish prophetic nightmares and the age-old tales of gods and monsters are sure to relish every page of this second installment to the saga. One of the things I particularly liked in this episode was the description of action scenes (of which there are plenty to sink your teeth into), and of the concepts of mortals and immortals caught up in a powerful war. The imagery used is unique and dynamic, with cinematic qualities that make it easy to picture in your head during the reading experience. Overall, The First Seal delivers on a lot of promises made by The Ikalreev Prophecies, making this an author and a series that you can trust to lead you to greater excitement in the future.