Title: Through the Psyche of Ambrosia: Part I (Worlds Beyond Scripture #1)
Author: Byron Fortin
Meet Ambrosia as he is invited by a wealthy philanthropist to leave behind his life of general obscurity, safely sheltered from society, to enter a world of intriguing characters in the city of Hartland. But if he only knew what was to come, he may have never stepped onto that plane.
He soon becomes terrorized in a dream so intensely real his mind cannot seem to let go of it and is plagued by disturbing images of infatuation from another time and place. Afraid he is spiraling into madness, Ambrosia seeks out the help of those around him. Yet he has no idea what he is about to uncover. There may be more mystery and magic in his new home than he ever cares to admit.
This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, events, and incidents are the products of the author’s imagination. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.
So this is a very different type of read. Right away, as a reader, I was thrown off by the concept of the book starting on chapter three. This book details the journey of a young man who is pulled from his world into the modern day. As he comes to grips with his new life, he is haunted by his past, and must do what he can to adjust and survive.
The way he sees things is fresh and new, especially when it comes to pretty girls. I thought the descriptions throughout the book were beautiful albeit over winded at times. There are some patches of dialogue that are funny, some that are integral to the story, and some that I thought were just unhelpful to the story overall.
This is a very complex narrative, one that requires a bit of in depth thought to truly appreciate. I think I’ll continue on with the series to see what the next one has to offer because this one left me certainly curious.