Endless Journey

A Dark Adventure Story

Fiction - Fantasy - Epic
158 Pages
Reviewed on 04/09/2023
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Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite

Endless Journey is an epic dark fantasy novel by Frederick T.J. Ramazzo. It opens with a young warrior named Maztli traversing the dreaded Deadlands alongside his two companions, his lover Evelina and the deadly Elysian, Yofiel. Soon, following Bune's guidance, the trio stumbles upon a fierce ongoing battle where the monsters of the land are massacring a group of travelers. After an ensuing fight, Maztli vows to help the travelers find sanctuary in the kingdom of Azraelia. However, a mysterious creature called Thresh the Mortifier offers them a better option if only the group will follow them through Hell's Forest. As Maztli and his friends go through the hazardous forest, they will face destructive battles, betrayal, and loss that will test their abilities and resolve to their limits.

An action-packed fantasy odyssey from start to finish, Endless Journey lives up to its name and leaves you wanting more. Frederick T.J. Ramazzo has created a fantastical masterpiece with a story that has vividly described battle sequences seared into your mind and a fully fleshed-out world full of terrifying monsters, likable heroes, obnoxious princesses, and more. The power levels of the characters are mind-blowingly astounding. Ramazzo sets the tone for the story quite early on with a brutal battle in the first couple of chapters that leaves scores of dead bodies in its wake. I thoroughly enjoyed the dynamic between the leading trio, and Yofiel was my favorite character. A must-read for fantasy fans who love stories with edge-of-your-seat battle sequences.

Essien Asian

As a young warrior and his cohorts make their way across the Deadlands, they come upon a group of refugees who are fleeing the terror prevailing in their home country. Meztli Azrael pledges to guide this group of weary adults and children through the horrors of this land to the relative safety of the Azraelian kingdom. To fulfill this promise, he and his gifted team must ensure that they get past Hell’s Forest and the monsters that lurk there. Help comes from an unusual source but, as is the case with everything in this accursed land, their guide’s motives may not be as altruistic as they sound. Meztli, Yofiel, and Evelina will be pushed to the very limits of their capabilities in this battle for survival, which plays out in Endless Journey: A Dark Adventure Story by Frederick T.J. Ramazzo.

The storyline for this engaging adventure is rather straightforward but despite it being predictable, Frederick T.J. Ramazzo displays impressive ability by creating intriguing subplots. Meztli’s unwillingness or inability to talk about his past combined with Thresh’s intermittent one-liners leaves you wondering if there is more to their relationship than meets the eye, while Yofiel’s unwavering loyalty to her unit looks as if it may come under threat from the developing romantic triangle. Ramazzo uses vivid descriptions to bring his tale to life as the story progresses but what I admired the most about this novel has to be his way with words. He uses his incredible gift to transform Endless Journey from being an interesting adventure to a delightfully immersive reading experience.

Luwi Nyakansaila

Meztli, a fearless man, and his team of warriors venture through deadly regions guided by a mysterious being called Bune. The warriors have special abilities and unique body parts, making them lethal to any foe. The team is joined by travelers that they vow to protect with their lives. The group travels day and night, seeking the Kingdom of Azraelian. They are joined by new allies and encounter powerful predators ready to eliminate them. Their journey is filled with attacks, betrayals, detours, and unpredictable situations. Will Meztli lead the group to safety, or are they headed for a massacre? Find out what will happen to this dynamic group of travelers in Endless Journey by Fredrick T.J. Ramazzo.

Darkness, action, drama, and friendship, Endless Journey will give you all this and more. It is a tale of determination and perseverance in the face of never-ending trials. Meztli and his team were ready to fight anything that came their way. Just like life, giving up was never an option, even when all seemed lost. Fredrick T.J. Ramazzo brings each character and scene to life by describing them in great detail. He showcases his creativity through the unique names of characters, places, languages, and ethnicities. The story was conversational and fast-paced, and every moment was entertaining. Each chapter introduced a new, cunning, and ruthless adversary for the protagonists. I applaud the author's imagination because the monsters and creatures described in this tale are incredible. Endless Journey is an amazing read, and I think the last word in this book gives this story the best description. It was unpredictable.