Reviews of Elpis By Aaron McGowan – Most Helpful Customer Reviews [Books]

Reviews of Elpis By Aaron McGowan [Books]

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

An exciting adventure By Andrew David on August 8, 2012

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase

Elpis is an epic tale of magic and revenge. It has very good characters will good dialogue to back it up. The plot is strong enough to keep you waiting for the next page through the whole book. The plot cruises along at a great pace. It never goes so fast that you can’t follow anything, but never so slow that you lose interest. Another nice thing about Elpis is how long it is for how much it costs. You get more content for you money than most things on Kindle. Elpis is a fantastic book for anyone who wants a story of an adventure with magic.

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As someone that can enjoy just about any book, I can’t speak to the style, technique, prose choice and other qualities that literature is judged by. BUT I can tell how much I enjoyed this story! I felt like I was reading a video game. Specifically something that would fit in with the Final Fantasy perfectly. Add elements of Dragon ball and other modern fantasy culture and I would expect the result to be something like Elpis. There were some literary tropes/devices that lead you to think you know what will happen next, then you find out that you were wrong. Mostly unpredictable, I found myself saying “holy cow!”

The action scenes were very clear compared to many other books that attempt description of close hand combat. I felt like I could picture what was actually going on. The use of the nexi stones in these battles was very creative, though sometimes repetitive. A quick read, surprises and great visuals made this a very enjoyable story. Thanks Aaron!

Great Read! By Haley Moore on March 23, 2013

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase

I’m very good at predicting outcomes, but I didn’t see the end of this story coming at all. Elpis was a very touching book about love in all forms. Not that this book didn’t pack a punch! I would be lying if I said it was like walking through a field of flowers and sunshine. This book is filled with emotion, even though it’s a tragedy of sorts, with a storyline that goes beyond just Terico’s mission. The people on this journey with him are more than just characters in the background, each playing their role in such a well-written plot. McGowan writes fearlessly, which is refreshing in an author. He wasn’t afraid to let people go, and he didn’t allow his characters play the victims. This is a great book that I would recommend to anybody.

Awesome By Tess on November 13, 2012

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase

Such an amazing story, such dramatic changes of location that fit into the Elpis world so perfectly. Detailed description of outstanding scenery makes you feel like you are there every step of the journey. It brings out the emotions in you, had a teary twice! Definitely worth the read!

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I managed to snag a copy during a free release special and honestly, I was hooked from the first chapter. There isn’t a dull moment in this action packed mind boggling adventure. Its chock full of twists and the ending will leave you breathless. Each character is sculpted in such a way it’s hard not to become attached. Without revealing too much I’ll add to the fact that literally ANYTHING can happen and does happen in this amazing story line. From start to finish and from page to page you’ll be guessing as to what will happen next and even if you make a million guesses, you still won’t be correct. Arron is a very unique author who is able to captivate his readers and immerse them into the fantasy world of the Elpis. A place where magic is real and any manner of creature both familiar and his own creation exist.

There’s love, hate, bitterness, revenge, blood, and laughter. With a magic system much like the card game Magic the Gathering characters in the book use Nexi stones or magical stones of various colors to fuel various types of magic. The novel is both easy to follow and entrancing with each sentence painting a picture in your mind’s eye of expansive beautiful cities, lush green farm lands, and terrifying and elaborate battles. It does have its light hearted moments which help to balance out the serious tone the book takes on at times. So descriptive and imaginative is the language that you’ll find yourself, hours into the book without realizing so much time had passed. For any fantasy novel lover out there I highly, highly recommend giving this book a chance. You won’t regret it at all. I’m off to purchase the second book in the series. Happy reading everyone!

Amazing! By Kindle Customer on July 19, 2015

Format: Paperback Verified Purchase

Now, if you look through my bookshelves and stacks of books, you will see that I am not really the kind of person who reads fantasy a lot. This isn’t because I don’t like the fantasy genre, but mostly because I just have to be in the mood to read it and I’m just not in that mood a lot.

At the beginning of July author Aaron McGowan, who I had been following on instagram announced that he was giving away his book “Elpis” on Amazon for as a free digital download from July 1st- July 5th. I decided why not download it. I am always looking for new books, but also really like getting books by indie authors. Now when I first realized it was a fantasy book, I was a bit hesitant about starting it, but decided I was somewhat in the mood for a fantasy, because I have been reading so much contemporary young adult novels recently. Honestly, I am so glad that I took this jump!

“Elpis” tells the story of a young man (boy) teenager named Terico. Terico goes on a mission of revenge against Delkol, leader of the feared brotherhood and ruler of the Shire Kingdom who is seeking the Elpis Stone so he can have the power of a god. Along the way, Terico ends up meeting companions that help him through his journey and into the final battle.

Reading “Elpis” I couldn’t help but feel like I was reading a “Final Fantasy” “Lord of the Ring” mixture and I really enjoyed that. McGowan wrote the perfect amount of action with the battle scenes, but also story lines in which we get to know the characters better. I think one thing that really made “Elpis” so interesting is that each of the major characters had an internal that they had to deal with at some point throughout the story or through the whole thing.Read more ›

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