The Delving

Overthrown - The Chronicles of Denoril Book 1

Fiction - Fantasy - General
251 Pages
Reviewed on 08/31/2020
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Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite

The Delving - Overthrown by Aaron Bunce is book 1 in The Chronicles of Denoril. Thorben Paulson is nothing special, just a man trying to bring up his family but with the Council Tax Collectors demanding more each more, both food and coin, he is struggling. Desperate, he tries to get a loan but things don’t go his way. Then a man from Paulson’s past arrives in town, bearing a map. He gives Paulson a promise – do one job for him and there will be enough coin to see his family fed and happy for some time to come. This is no ordinary job. Paulsen must head into the underground crypts to retrieve dalan relics, delving in the ancient tombs. The problem is, the Council has ordered the tombs to be kept locked. Why? What are they hiding beneath the ground? And can Paulson complete the job and get out unscathed?

The Delving (Overthrown – The Chronicles of Denoril Book 1) by Aaron Bunce is an unputdownable book, a page-turner that will have you sitting up into the early hours as you devour the contents of this fantasy story. The descriptive nature of the writing will kick your imagination into overdrive; you’ll be there in the ancient tombs with Paulson, you’ll face those creepy creatures with him. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and you’ll end this book wondering just what sort of a journey you have just been on. The characters, especially Thorben Paulson, are realistically developed and you will be rooting for Paulson and his family all the way through this. You’ll see injustice and you’ll want to fight for him; you’ll see sadness and will want to cry for him. All the while, you’ll be on a fast-paced rollercoaster journey that will leave you breathless as it twists and turns its way to the heart-stopping conclusion. Great story, highly recommended for fans of fantasy stories but I think that anyone will enjoy this story.