The Fountain of Youth

Fiction - Fantasy - General
376 Pages
Reviewed on 07/12/2014
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Reviewed by Samantha Rivera for Readers' Favorite

Spanners aren’t entirely different from humans. Oh sure, they have special powers, but they’re also very human in other ways, such as their desire for more power, greater control and eternal youth. The difference is that spanners have powers to help them reach these goals. They are stronger, more seductive, or more powerful than regular humans and that means they have the power to protect humans or to destroy them. For Adam, it’s about protecting lives and the humans who live in the world. For Juan, it’s about getting as much power as possible and controlling the entire world. In Spanners by Jon Maas, it will all depend on who is able to get the Fountain first, because whoever manages to control the Fountain will control the world. The Fountain of Youth is something that has been sought after for centuries, but it’s now finally within the grasp of the spanners.

Entering the story on the bad guy’s side is a different approach, but it’s one that will definitely get you interested in what’s going to happen next. Being able to see what both sides are doing and see into their heads was fascinating to me as well. I was amazed at all the different characters and different powers there were and I was drawn in by all the near misses. After all, you can’t have a war for complete world domination without at least a few near misses. The fate of humanity lies in the balance in The Fountain of Youth and Jon Maas does not disappoint in this very good book.


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