Book 1 Jovian Gate Chronicles
By Ron Vitale
In October I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of Ron Vitale’s new book Faith, the first book in his new series The Jovian Gate Chronicles and a carry on from his Cinderella’s Secret Witch Diaries series, which I highly recommend you read before venturing into this new series. Faith was released in early December and well worth adding to your reading list.
Action packed and exciting would be the best way to describe Faith, though a back story for some of the main characters would have made it easier to get into, that did not stop me from enjoying the story as it is written. But when I first started reading this book I felt like I had missed something. It just started, no back story on any of the characters which made it hard to get into at first. Having not read the Cinderella’s Secret Dairies series, beforehand, I had no prior knowledge of any of the characters and struggle for the first few chapters. It wasn’t long before the wordsmith worked his magic and I was pulled into the very diverse storyline.
It is a strange tale of the future, the catholic church and time travel and aliens and magic and…well you get the picture, there is a lot going on in the story and a lot to keep track of and names to remember. It takes concentration to keep it all straight. And it is fast paced, making it a wild ride where anything could happen. Its not a book that can be put down and left till later, it demands your attention and keeps you on the edge of your seat, trying to keep up with the plot of the story and guessing at the over all theme of the prose.
Not wanting to give too much of the story away I will just say, if you’re going to read this, the first book in the Jovian Gates Chronicles, read the Cinderella series first, this series leads on from that and it will give you a good feel for the characters and a better understanding of the overall theme of the series.
This book is an exciting read, I can’t wait to see where the author takes us next.