Into the Well

Warlock Chronicles, Book II

Fiction - Science Fiction
448 Pages
Reviewed on 10/20/2021
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Reviewed by Foluso Falaye for Readers' Favorite

An extinction-level apocalyptic event that could destroy all life in the galaxy is inevitable unless Lady Silver gets to a planet called Centralis on time and uses her exceptional magic to heal the breach in the dimensional barrier. As she journeys on a ship to heal the breach, she experiences some romantic sparks with the admiral of the Imperial military, Devon Bastion. Meanwhile, Omhara carries out his evil plan for godlike power and control. Will Lady Silver make the necessary sacrifice to save the world from extinction and Omhara or allow her feelings to get in the way? Into the Well, Book 2 of the Warlock Chronicles by Bobbie R Byrd takes readers through a riveting and suspenseful plot about saving the world from complete destruction and the evil plans of a power-hungry villain.

Even as an intricate story filled with several fragmented developments, Into the Well was a book that had me engrossed right from the start with its clear and well-connected plot. Bobbie R Byrd kept me strapped in and wide-eyed with excitement for a roller-coaster experience that involved a space battle with formidable aliens and spine-chilling beasts, a risky game played with blasters and lasers, powerful magic linked to creation itself, innovative and useful technology, and a tumultuous and rewarding love story. The language is captivating, poetic, and entrancing in some crucial places as it elevated me to a beautiful realm of imagination while I pictured the "purple skies, pink oceans, creatures of unimaginable beauty and unspeakable horror." The sci-fi/fantasy world should watch out for Bobbie R Byrd because they just raised the bar with this masterpiece!

Vincent Dublado

Into the Well: Warlock Chronicles, Book II picks up the story where Lady Silver ended. Author Bobbie R. Byrd brings back Admiral Devon Bastion and Bryanna D'Isaac, the warlock known as Lady Silver. The murder of the despotic Alaric has become a great topic for the Council. All evidence points to the implication of Lady Silver as the assassin. Bastion takes the Maelstrom and the ship's crew to the Well to continue the search for the lost homeworld of the human and warlock races. The Council will no longer have the luxury of time and resources to find Lady Silver, but the Maelstrom's voyage faces new challenges. Part of it is to seal a breach in the barrier between dimensional layers. But to do that, they must return to where it all began. Lady Silver and her extraordinary power could heal the breach if she can get to Centralis—provided they survive enemy attacks.

Into the Well continues the concept of a story that has voyaged far beyond fantasy and science fiction. It has interesting and colorful twists, but it also plays with questions of morals and philosophy. Warlock Chronicles is a series concerned with continuity and the plot intensifies with every new adventure. Many things become possible in this novel, and you accept it without question because the element of fantasy is a driving force in the plot. It is also encouraging to learn that Bastion and Lady Silver manage to aggravate highly formidable enemies in this second book. Bobbie R. Byrd continues to entertain by engaging her characters in more trying situations—situations that challenge their personalities and re-establish who they are. Enjoy reading Into the Well while you wait for the third book in the series.

Rabia Tanveer

Into the Well is the second book in the Warlock Chronicles by Bobbie R Byrd. The story of Admiral Devon Bastion and Bryanna D’Isaac continues as they face their biggest challenge yet. Bryanna is now commonly known as Lady Silver, and her relationship with Devon is going well. Their new task is the most challenging, and it seems like it may get the better of them. Devon and Bryanna are tasked to go deep into the Well and look for a planet once inhabited by their ancestors. However, it is not as easy as the duo expects. They have to stay on their A-game if they want to get past the dimensional rifts, space-time glitches, and the consistent tension between warlocks and humans. The future is bleak, but not if Bryanna and Devon survive and find the planet.

Fantastic and exceptionally well done, I fell in love with Bobbie R Byrd’s writing style, and I am now a fan of fantasy fiction thanks to Into the Well. We finally set foot inside the mysterious and dangerous Well, and the author does justice to it from the very beginning. There is a sense of mystery and suspense around the Well. The relationship between Bryanna and Devon has developed and evolved. They understand each other better, they work together better, and they are a powerful team. Devon’s brawn with Bryanna’s brains work wonderfully together. The narrative is powerful, the character development is on point, and the dialogues were phenomenal, as expected. Into the Well is a perfect sequel!