The Others

Book 1 in The Council Trilogy

Fiction - Fantasy - Urban
352 Pages
Reviewed on 04/28/2024
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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

The Others is a work of fiction penned by author Evette Davis in the urban fantasy, action, and adventure genres, and is the opening novel in The Council Trilogy. The story follows Olivia Shepherd, a political consultant with empathic abilities, as she navigates a hidden world of supernatural beings lurking beneath San Francisco's foggy streets. When Elsa, an ancient time-walker, reveals Olivia's destiny, she is drawn into the clandestine organization, The Council, and a complex web of vampires, witches, fairies, and demons. As Olivia grapples with her newfound powers, her role within The Council, and a burgeoning romance with the vampire William, shocking revelations about her past force her to confront the true extent of her abilities.

Author Evette Davis crafts an immersive adventure filled with romance and supernatural intrigue from cover to cover. Davis's vibrant world is brimming with diverse and compelling characters, each with their own secrets and motivations that are realistically revealed through a clever tapestry of subplots and strong character presentation. The atmospheric setting of San Francisco is suitably detailed, serving as a fitting backdrop for the unfolding drama that always matches the emotional tone of each scene. Olivia's journey of self-discovery and empowerment is sure to grab readers as she navigates the complexities of her new reality while facing challenges both external and internal. The fast-paced plot keeps things interesting with many an unexpected twist, yet there’s a sense of confidence in the narration that means you're never feeling lost or left behind. Overall, The Others is a captivating read that left me eagerly anticipating the next installment, and I’d certainly recommend it to fantasy fans seeking a new accomplished author to discover.