Stranded on Earth for over a century with nothing but a desire to learn and no memory of his past, Truss must find his purpose before the bound ones find him. His adrenaline-pumping journey introduces him to a cast of other-worldly beings with god-like powers. While he quests to determine friend from foe, the galactic council prepares for the final battle for Earth. Truss has an important part to play in the epic tale. Will he discover his role before the forces of evil use him for their own ends?
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Fresh and truly original.
Lucas Kitchen reads the book very well, but the story and how it scales wins the day.
Truss was my favorite. Quirky, interesting and the central enigma of the story.
The entering of Molgathra is when the epic scale of the tale really started to weigh in.
I didn't cry, but I couldn't wait to listen to more. It had me hooked.
In a word... enjoyable. The author's voice (and I don't mean the audio) is refreshing. The book was quirky, in a good way. Healthy descriptions, interesting characters with numerous idiosyncrasies that make them fun to follow, and action and plot devices that weigh in on a truly epic scale. Several times throughout the story I found myself in awe of the author's level of research, the level of detail and how effortlessly it appeared. I also listened to the book almost straight through... at least I wanted to. It became my evenings treat before bed and one I couldn't wait to get back to.
World Builder might be mislabeled. Although it has sci-fi elements, I feel like it might be better branded fantasy, or adventure; it might even deserve the label of thriller. Overall, it crosses many genre's... all the good stories do, right?
If you're looking for a fresh new voice in sci-fi (fantasy) and want to be engaged by an original concept with quirky, interesting characters, this is the book for you. It's totally work the read.
- C. Lothrop
Well read, and an interesting story.
I would recommend this book with slight reservations. The story is an interesting spin on Christian mythology and held my interest to the end. I listened to it in my car, and whenever I reached my destination I was always a bit sad that I had to turn it off. The part of the book that I did not enjoy and would slow my recommendation is the language. One character has a foul mouth and every time he spoke a line I would flinch a little. It's not extreme but it is unpleasant.
Lucas's reading was steady and clear. His character voices were believable and not overdone.
A fun read. World builder does a good job looking at our world from the perspective of an outsider.