The Chronicles of Eden by William Kerwick


 In 2827, Talryn Seville was driven to the depths of despair.After losing both of his parents to a tragic riot, he was forced to join the Keltish military with his older brother Stephen. Though confident and charismatic, Talryn struggles with an emotionally charged temperament and the ghosts of his past. For years, he has only known loss and loneliness.Kiryana Westlake is a beautiful, whip-smart young woman with a hidden past and a fiery personality. After being attacked by a shadowy organization by the name of Legion XII, she must discover the secrets that have been kept from her for her entire life.The year is 2832, more than 700 years after a nuclear disaster rendered Old Earth uninhabitable and the prior residents fled to what they now call the planet Eden. The Legion – a secret, dark society devoted to wiping out the High Catholic Church and all who stand behind it – has risen to power in the darkness of Eden’s persecutions. The group possesses extreme cunning and an army of deadly assassins and fighters who are hellbent on capturing both Talryn and Kiryana. Now, five years after the death of Talryn’s parents, a chain of events has been set in motion that will change his and Kiryana’s lives forever.
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Set way into the future, The Chronicles of Eden tells the tale of Talryn’s and Kiryana’s fight to stay alive. Both have suffered great loss and are being pursued by The Legion who wants to capture them. The Legion wants to take over control of the government on Eden and will do anything to reach that goal…including eliminating anyone that gets in the way.

The book itself is ok. The prologue dragged (it was in 2 parts) and the actual story had so much detail that I ended up skimming and skipping a lot of the story. The world of Eden was creative and interesting, but I felt like I knew too much. I did like the relationship between Talryn and Kiryana. Sometimes, their dialogue dragged, but overall it helped to move the story along.

While the book isn’t a bad one, it wasn’t for me.

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William Kerwick is a 19-year-old student at Fordham University.  An avid writing and tech enthusiast, he hails from Long Island and currently has several major works in progress.  He draws influences from several diverse genres, and amongst his favorite authors are Terry Goodkind, Max Brooks, F. Scott Fitzgerald, J.K. Rowling, Christopher Paolini, and Dan Brown.  Will has experience in a wide range of literary, business, and humanitarian fields, and is determined to make a change in the world through the spreading of positive values.