In an attempt to escape, Marcus creates a world in his head. After recovering from the initial shock of waking up in new world, Marcus meets Kyja, the girl that brought him into Farworld and the girl that is most often in his dreams. While Marcus is an outcast on Earth because of his paralysis, Kyja is an outcast in Farworld because of her lack of magic. It seems that Kyja's good friend, Master Therapass, has been keeping a secret for the past thirteen years that is particularly dangerous to both Marcus and Kyja alike and could change the fate of both worlds. The Dark Circle, the evildoers in Farworld, have caught wind of this secret and are dead-set on finding Kyja and Marcus. While I have always loved a good book that centers around magic, the whole alternate world has never been my personal choice. With that said, I was hoping to find a book that would introduce me into the fantasy world and give me a better look at what the genre is really all about. I couldn't really tell where the story was going and I felt like the characters were really mean towards Marcus. I felt like I was riding along with Kyja and Marcus in their journey across the country land of Farworld. I found it unique that the main character in the book had a disability, but it wasn't the main focus of the story.
The characters were fun and very believable. We only get to meet the water elementals towards the very end. Water is my favorite element, so I really wanted more! - I loved the whole misfit theme in the book. I really think everyone can relate to that on some level.
Marcus is the boy from the Dark circle,and if he dies Farworld goes with him.He and this girl named Kyja are trying to save Farworld.
It was a great story, but there were things about the writing that just bugged me, and if anyone has been a regular reader of my columns and reviews, youll know when something bugs me, Im sure to let people know. Many a night I have come home from a late meeting of critique and not been able to sleep because of some scary scene that Jeff read from his latest horror novel, or Ive found myself jumping at some noise because his latest Shandra Covington book had me seeing the boogie man around every corner. This time though, we didnt really have to worry about bad things that go bump in the nightwell, there is the Thrathkin SBae, Bonesplitter, and the Dark Circle, but Kyja and Marcus can handle them.
I am loving this book. I bought the book for Emily & Kyle. The author came to Kyle's school & did a book signing. I am now thinking holy crud, it's like forever until the new book comes out in Sept. I loved this book I really did find myself at many times wondering what it would be like to be there living in FarWorld.
Scott Savages first book in his new YA Fantasy series, Far World. Meet Kyja, a thirteen-year-old girl who lives in Far World, a magical place where horses tell jokes and the sun rises to dawn chimes.
Wow. Jeff Savage is actually kind of a friend of mine I met at LTUE in Provo, Utah back in February. I had bought Jeff's book prior to the LTUE conference, but I hadn't gotten around to reading the first book until just today, and I enjoyed every bit of it. This was hands-down one of the best middle grade fantasies I've read, ever.
"Take courage-the magic is already inside you" This is the theme of FarWorld..."the magic is already inside you." How many times do we wonder if we have what it takes to move forward, to conquer fears, to do a really hard task? I enjoyed watching Marcus and Kyja grow and learn and come to terms with what they thought were their weaknesses.
Scott has held too many jobs to count, including: a mall Santa, French chef, CEO of a dot com, plumber, radio station talk show host, and the guy who sits in the little photo developing booth.