Book Review: The Never Tilting World

The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Series: The Never Tilting World, #1
Length: 481 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon] | [Barnes & Noble]

Generations of twin goddesses have long ruled Aeon. But seventeen years ago, one sister’s betrayal defied an ancient prophecy and split their world in two. The planet ceased to spin, and a Great Abyss now divides two realms: one cloaked in perpetual night, the other scorched by an unrelenting sun.

While one sister rules Aranth—a frozen city surrounded by a storm-wracked sea —her twin inhabits the sand-locked Golden City. Each goddess has raised a daughter, and each keeps her own secrets about her sister’s betrayal.

But when shadowy forces begin to call their daughters, Odessa and Haidee, back to the site of the Breaking, the two young goddesses —along with a powerful healer from Aranth, and a mouthy desert scavenger —set out on separate journeys across treacherous wastelands, desperate to heal their broken world. No matter the sacrifice it demands.

In The Never Tilting World, it takes place in a world where the planet has stopped rotating due to betrayal made by one of two goddesses. Seventeen years later, their daughters are being called upon shadowy forces back to the original location of the betrayal.

After reading The Bone Witch series, I could not wait to read more of Chupeco’s stories, so when The Never Tilting World was released, I was among the first to pick it up and read it immediately. Overall, I have enjoyed reading the story. I’m not familiar with the Mad Max franchise, only having some idea of what it is. However, with the pitch of Frozen mixed with Mad Max, I am assuming it is likely referring to the desert/cold areas of the new world. It is an interesting concept, especially when each part has been detailed enough to feel like two completely separate worlds.

One thing evident in this story is Chupeco’s abilities to create unique magic systems. Chupeco has the ability to come with original systems that are always fascinating to read. The magic is always a crucial part to the story and as someone who enjoys reading anything magic, I always want more. I wonder how it is going to play out in book two.

Overall, The Never Tilting World is a great beginning book for a series that sets up a lot for the second book. If book two is anything like the first, it will be a lot better and packed with a lot more adventures and details than the first. I hope that I enjoy it when I get to read it.

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