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The Fall of Brackenbone

(Everville #4)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  84 ratings  ·  49 reviews
Two very different worlds, Easton Falls University and the magical realm of Everville are in dire need of a hero. Owen Sage embarks on an epic journey of monumental proportions to save these worlds all while fighting to keep the world within himself intact. This quest is not for the faint of heart nor is it for the weak of mind—only the bravest will succeed. Discovering th ...more
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Published May 2015 by Roy Huff
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Nurse Lisa In Ohio (PRN Book Reviews)
So excited to start this as a beta! FANTASTIC so far!!!

Update, 4/17: four SOLID stars & I've gotta say, I'm impressed as this was an advanced/beta-read copy! I'm thinking I better catch up on the book before this as this final copy is going to rawk!

I highly recommend keeping an eye on this guy & his writings; Roy: you're doing GREAT things, truly! Thank you for the opportunity to take part in this thoroughly fantabulous experience! Can't wait to read the "finished" product!

All the best.
Regina Foo
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I would like to thank Roy Huff for sending me this eBook for free in exchange for my honest review.

This is one of the books that I love both its story and its cover. The design of the cover really resembles the story which it has two different parts of the world.

I have a confession to make before I begin my review. I used to participate in Goodread's First Read Giveaway contest for book 2 of the series - The City of Worms. Unfortunately,
I had the privilege to beta this as well as the former books. The correct rating would be 3.5 stars and I'm extremely happy to notice how Roy keeps developing as a writer. It's really amazing how quickly he has improved and no doubt he will continue to do that. The series has developed well too - the story moves with a great pace. The text flow is surely the best of the books, though it still suffers from bland verbs. The fact that the story is full of dialogue makes it somewhat heavy and thus i ...more
C.p. Bialois
May 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Disclaimer: I received a free ebook copy in exchange for an honest review.

This is a series I was looking forward to reading for a while now, so this was the perfect opportunity for me. The author said this could be read as a stand-alone novel and I think it does work well like that. Yes, previous events and characters are mentioned throughout, but I didn’t think it took anything away from the story. If anything, it heightened my interest in the other books.

Portal series can be tough to do, espec
Larry B Gray
Apr 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Having read the first three installments of the Everville series I was looking forward the fourth book. The Fall of Brackenbone (Everville #4) by Roy Huff was worth the wait. It is a fast paced adventure that is full of action and intrigue.

The author has done an outstanding job of continuing the adventures of our hero, Owen, in this next installment. You can see Owen and each of the characters mature and grow stronger as the series continues. Roy Huff has done an excellent job of developing char
May Fungi From Yuggoth

There's no surprise that the EVERVILLE series is consistently best-selling. The author's talent and imagination shine through in every paragraph and character. Whenever I read fantasy or science fiction--any speculative fiction--I constantly marvel at the creativity required to build new worlds. Author Roy Huff builds multiple worlds in each volume, and keeps them all running consistently. Another point to mention is the bedrock of hope f
Linda Hamonou
Apr 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
I read this book as a beta reader so this is just a temporary review until I can read the final version.

I already read all the other books in the series and this one is a great add to the story. I love the play with the time lines and the change of events and characters in this part of the series. It was a refreshing twist.

This book as all the characteristic of the other everville books. I still believe that the rise of Malory is the best book in the series, can't really do better than that but
Apr 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Bobbi by: Author
Owen is faced with a challenge that most would not even attempt. To have the patience and understanding to learn with and help Jacob who was considered an enemy. Through the trials placed on them they learn to respect and trust one another. Jacob learns a few things about his true father and about Owen. They also together discover how the enemy is accomplishing what their plans are. A plan is devised and again things are put back to rights.

I received this book for an honest review.
William McDonald
Apr 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The creative juggernaut, Roy Huff has done another amazing job on this latest book, and I believe everyone who enjoys the genre will be greatly entertained, and are sure to want more.

Roy paints amazing cinematic stories through his written words. Once you read this book, you'll see that his work is consistently well done!!!

Don't take my word for it though...


If the proof is "in the pudding", Roy will definitely serve you up a big 'ol bowl of it!

Apr 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I still think that 'The Rise of Mallory' is the best in the series, but 'The Fall of Brackenbone' does not disappoint. The story is still moving fast and in interesting way, and as people noticed, Roy Huff is getting better and better with every new book he writes.

Thank you, Roy, for sending me an ARC of your book!
InD'tale Magazine
The travel between worlds is a fun part of this novel.

Read full review in the 2015 July/August issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Keith Moser
Full disclosure—I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review (which may have backfired for the author). However, like another user, Jason, said: "I received a free Kindle copy via the author. That fact makes me unhappy to give a negative review, but it would be dishonest to do otherwise."

The Fall of Brackenbone is the fourth novel in Roy Huff's Everville series, but it's advertised as a stand-alone novel. I get why they say that—the story here is complete and doesn't require k
Apr 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Rathlar, the dragon, made his home in Brackenbone, a realm surrounding Everville. No ordinary dragon, he was in fact "an Alarian, a shape-shifting species from an alternate universe" capable of great feats. "Hiding behind the rear city gates, Rathlar stood guard over all the land." When Ubaloo warriors tried to attack, Rathlar defended. We soon learn that this was a training exercise and the first time that the Ubaloo general was satisfied. Rathlar had been in training for many years. Sadly his ...more
David Watson
May 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Imagine two worlds and several different lands all connected by magic. We have the Eastern Falls University and the magical world of Everville. Something bad is brewing in both worlds and a hero is needed to find out what is happening. Owen Sage takes on the task and goes to search for the fourth pillar of truth and face the powerful but evil Governor Jahal. On Owen’s journey he will have to deal with dragons, giants and countries at war, but he must carry on because he is the only one who can s ...more
May 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Everville: The Fall of Brackenbone
categories: action, adventure, book, review
Everville: The Fall of Brackenbone
Author: Roy Huff
Publisher: Roy Huff
Genre: fantasy, action adventure
Series: Everville #4
Synopsis from Amazon: Two very different worlds, Easton Falls University and the magical realm of Everville are in dire need of a hero. Owen Sage embarks on an epic journey of monumental proportions to save these worlds all while fighting to keep the world within himself i
Maja Kron
3,5 stars

I recieved an AR copy of this book and I'm very thankful for that. This is the 4th book in the Everville series. I have only read the first one before, but I was told "The Fall of Brackenbone" could also be read as a stand alone novel and I enjoyed it as such.

This is a very fast paced story, sometimes maybe even a bit too fast paced for me since I like reading a lot about settings and character's emotions, facial expressions and so on. The writing flowed very nicely and it was easy to
Sep 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is the fourth book in the Everville series and the author reassured me it could be read as a stand alone. There are, of course, references to past events, but I didn't feel completely lost and feel that it does, indeed, work well on its own. However, I do feel like I would have gotten more out of it if I had read the first three books.

The book switches back and forth between a fantasy world and modern day Earth. It was a little confusing to me at first and there were times throughout that
Sandy Sandmeyer
Apr 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I’ve been a fantasy book lover since back in high school when Terry Brooks came out with his Shannara series. I read every since one of of his books up to about 2008. When Roy Huff, the author of Everville: The Fall of Brackenbone, asked me to review his book, he peaked my curiosity.

I sat down on a Saturday morning to start reading while I colored my hair and didn’t stop reading (except to wash the color out) until I finished the book. Yep, it was THAT good.

Everville: The Fall of Brackenbone i
Jul 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This epic fantasy novel is the fourth book in the Everville series. It is intended for a Y/A audience but I think it is appropriate for all ages. Anyone that is into fantasy and sic-fi, tempered with a bit of history, will certainly enjoy it.

Unfortunately I have not read the prequels, but not to worry, because this book is a stand alone book and it didn't take long for me get into it and understand the storyline. Huff has a gift of painting vivid word pictures which adeptly transported me into
May 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Given To Me For An Honest Review

Everville: The Fall of Brackenbone by Roy Huff is book 4 of the series. It is not necessary to read the first three because this can be read as a stand alone. Once you open this book, it will grab you and hold you down tightly and you'll just watch those pages turn and turn and turn some more until you reach the last page. You'll even have some twists and turns thrown in. I was able to read this book in one sitting, which I am sure you will too. Because once you b
Janet Sketchley
Love the cover of this book! Note the dragon...

Two worlds, Earth and Everville, are linked by a portal in a New England university. Only a few humans know about Everville. One is Owen Sage, a student here and a hero there.

The magical realm of Everville is inhabited by an eclectic assortment of beings, including some who serve the dark beings known as Them. While Owen Sage and his reluctant companion, Jacob, spend years in Everville trying to stave off disaster, mere weeks pass on earth, where Ow
Joey Paul
Jun 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was approached by the author for an honest review in exchange for a copy of his book. I'm not usually one to read fantasy, but the synopsis of this book made me want to give it a go, and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. I did find it hard to follow some of the storyline in places because I haven't read the previous three books, but on its own it did tell a good story and I worked out most of what was happening. It tells the story of Everville and follows on from the changes ...more
Renee Mihld
May 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was very happy to have come across this book, the first one I've read by Roy Huff, but I will now be looking to read more. The writing was done so well, with so much detail I was able to imagine all the characters, the landscape, and the creatures - everything seemed to come to life in my own head. The fantasy world that Roy Huff has created is magical, beautiful, complex, full of history and drama. The time travel and portals to another world was very interesting to me. Roy Huff has created s ...more
May 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was asked by the author Roy Huff to review this book, As I had previously read book one (Everville The First Pillar) in the series. Although this is the Fourth book, You can read this as a stand alone. This is a must read for fantasy reading lovers it keeps you wanting more with it's two very different worlds Easton Falls University and the magical realm of Everville. The novel is well paced and contains some interesting characters.From shape shifting dragons the likes of which you would expec ...more
M.M. Strawberry Library & Reviews
Wow! This book was a game-changer! An race in the last book, the Alarians, make their re-appearance here as the story moves along with the evil Alarian commander, and Mallory, continuing to try to manipulate the element for themselves.

There was a surprising revelation including Jacob here, and the only complaint I have is that chronologically, it befuddled me (don't want to go too much into derail as that would be a spoiler) but it did explain quite a bit.

In the last three books, and of course,
Sherry Ellis
May 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Fall of Brackenbone is the fourth book of the Everville series. Owen Sage, a college student, once again finds himself passing back and forth between the real world and the fantasy world of Everville. This time he has to outsmart the evil Governor Jahal. As with the other books in the series, there is a plethora of creatures, such as the Them, The Fron, the Alarians, and the Keepers. Readers who haven't read the other books might have a difficult time keeping them all straight. There's a fai ...more
Suzanna Williams
May 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Epic, fantasy world-building at its best.

Yes, Owen Sage is back for the fourth instalment in the fast-paced YA Everville fantasy adventure series full of shape-shifting dragons and giants, and intrigue and action. The Fall of Brackenbone takes Owen into the future to a time when trouble is once more brewing and once again he alone must sort it out.
I particularly liked that Owen found out some of his history in this book which is written in Huff’s readable style. It’s a story of good versus evil
P. Reads
May 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is the 4th book of the Everville series and althought it says you can read it as stand alone, I'm a little bit sorry I haven't read the third one: The Rise of Mallory... as I have read the first two...

Nevertheless... I won't bother you with what's the story about, but Owen Sage is again on a quest to save our world as well as the fantasy world of Everveille and the other realms around Everville... The evil doesn't stop, but not even Owen...

I like the book, perhaps is not quite my genre, but
Monica Reents
Apr 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
I want to thank Roy for allowing me to read, The Fall of Brackenbone, in its beta version. I have read all three of his prior books and find that each one has its own charms and each one is progressively better than the one before. This is a fast paced sci-fi story that doesn't leave the reader any time for boredom. The characters are developing better, as is the story. I have really enjoyed reading this series and while book #4 can be read as a stand a lone, I recommend reading the series in or ...more
Sandra Stiles
Jun 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is the fourth book in the series. In this book we find Owen looking for the fourth Pillar of Truth. This time he will have to battle Jabel the evil governor. This time a human is working with the evil governor. I’ve read the other three books in the series. However, if you were to pick up this book and read it first you would be able to follow along. Mr. Huff has done a great job of providing enough background information for the reader to catch up.

This is a great fantasy where the world bu
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Roy Huff is a Hawaii based author, research scientist, and teacher. At a young age, he struggled in a family plagued by severe poverty and mental illness. After high school, he moved to the islands and hasn’t looked back.

He’s since earned five degrees, worked on projects forecasting Kilauea volcanic emissions, and trained on geostationary satellites for NASA's GOES-R Proving Ground. He stumbled i

Other books in the series

Everville (4 books)
  • The First Pillar (Everville, #1)
  • The City of Worms (Everville, #2)
  • The Rise of Mallory (Everville, #3)