16 October 2014

The WorldMight by Cyril L.C. Bussiere

 A mysterious prince looks the world over for a word that would save his love from the grip of an ancient beast.
In the kingdom of Alymphia, Princess Aria and Prince Hob are readying themselves for the Fall Passing Festival, unaware that events that happened generations prior are about to change everything.

An epic fantasy imbued with romance and mysticism, The WorldMight is a classic tale of love truer than time, a spiritual journey in a world heavy with secrets and magic. Despite spanning generations and more, it is also a very personal story of devotion, jealousy, and redemption.
The WorldMight is a beautifully written story about philosophy, spiritual journeys, sacrifice and ancient magic.  It’s a tale that spans over several generations but at the heart it’s a story about love, about a Prince who will walk the world for as long as it takes and risk everything in order to save his love from an ancient beast.

The storyline is set up so that it moves back and forth between three separate periods of time. Each time period unfolds into a detailed story that reveals the interwoven pieces that connect the events and characters to one another. I particularly enjoyed the parts concerning Master Baccus and how he came to Alymphia. The Sisterhood was fascinating and I wouldn’t mind reading some short stories further detailing their existence. At some points I did find the jumping back and forth between periods of time and characters a bit distracting. I had to flip back to the beginning of a chapter to remind myself what period of time the story was at in order to confirm my place within the storyline.

Bussiere does an amazing job with using words to paint a visual fantasy for the reader. The scenery was complex but the attention to the scenic details and lack of dialogue sometimes took away from the development of the characters. It’s evident that Bussiere is a poet. His descriptions and care for detail bring the senses into full awareness. It’s as if the words are a melody on paper creating a symphony. Overall, I found the writing romantic and dreamy. 


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