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Publisher's Summary

Teralia, thousands of years ago. A world of light and beauty, holding the core of magic that infuses the universe.
Here, two friends who are closer than brothers are destined to become the mightiest among the immortal Elven race.
One will fall, ensnared by an ancient evil thought to be destroyed eons ago.
The other will face a desperate choice to save a doomed world.
Ultimately, only one can prevail.
Origins of the Never, a science-fiction and fantasy audiobook, is perfect for dragon lovers everywhere. It's the prequel to the Tales of the Neverwar, a young adult series about an awakening evil and the battle to save all reality.
©2014 Colin Rutherford (P)2015 Colin Rutherford
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4 out of 5 stars
By jey cee on 12-06-15

Orgins of Never

What did you like best about this story?

I loved this book. The characters give a new twist on good vs evil and I honestly feel myself rooting for the bad guy.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Robin on 12-17-15

Prequel to the Neverwars

Elves, dragons, portals to other worlds, good versus evil. All the elements of a good read. This book is obviously the back story for a series but it does a good job of getting you interested in the series.
Brother vs brother, good vs evil. I have to go get the next book now.

I was given this audiobook in exchange for an honest review

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Suzi on 04-08-17


Great story, plenty going on and loved how it came together. The narrator did a brilliant job. Looking forward to the next one.

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5 out of 5 stars
By jim.a on 04-27-16

much needed prequel with jaw dropping scope

What made the experience of listening to Origins of the Never the most enjoyable?

A great addition to the Never series,, allowing you to understand where it all began

What other book might you compare Origins of the Never to, and why?

the series, felt a little on the lines of Belgariad the Sorceror, another epic spanning 7000 years in the first person, these told from a storyteller perspective but no less vast.

Have you listened to any of Katie Welburn’s other performances? How does this one compare?


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

the end, i was gutted, would have liked an addittional 20 hours mr Rutherford

Any additional comments?

CJ Rutherford.s “in the Never” series

Hey if I am to take the time to review something you gonna get it wit 2 smoking barrels, (the perk of CJ not knowing where i live)
I start with the praise for his chosen narrator Katie Welburn
It is a breath of fresh air, to listen to the tones of someone who does not carry the garlic stench of a real strong accent. Allowing you to feel more involved with the characters, and her grasp at the We Irish accent made me believe she had even seen the commitments. all praise to the Narrator.
But to business, “the never” series. Lucky for me i was advised to start with prequel Origins, More a novella, but it got me hooked, so much so I continues straight onto Soles and Worlds.
From the innocent of Belfast to vast multi-worlds sounds a quandary however Its all here, with CJ’s Hometown of Belfast being the anchor that pulls this all together.
so i will summarise, “of the Never" are a compelling read, a fantasy sci fi with a little true love added. The development of its lead character (OMG its a woman) leaved the door open for some amazing continuations. The main additional characters begin life fooling me to believe they are Normal even bland, but pretty soon you have to open your mind to maximum as it seems CJ took a large dose of the Irish Pixy dust. “that escalated a little” came to mind as it fell into where i love a story to sit.

Mad Jim

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