Previously published as “From a Far Land, Jaben’s Rift: Book One” by G. David Walker
Jason Bennett never planned on changing the world, his own or anyone else’s.
But sometimes, plans change.
After being transported to Teleria, an extraordinary world of might and magic, Jason becomes the prize in a dangerous tug of war between the ruling Circle of Nine and one of his own ancestors from three hundred years in his past. Adding to his dilemma, his arrival also intensifies a conflict between two of the godlike Altered, one of whom is secretly aiding Jason’s ancestor, violating a Covenant that has kept Teleria safe from their influence for over a millennia.
Unable to return home, Jason must learn to use power he isn’t convinced he has, keep from triggering a devastating war between the Altered, and most of all…survive.
JABEN’S RIFT takes the reader on a journey of honor and deception, betrayal and self-sacrifice, as Jason tries to figure out who is telling him the truth and who only wants to use him, before Teleria’s fate is sealed forever.
An excellent story with a great world building plot! As far as a YA novel is concerned, I think it is pretty much like any other stories with swords and sorcery tale, but nevertheless, I find this book to be unique and enjoyable. The book is about an almost-eighteen-year-old who gets thrown into a world full of magic while exploring a family land where he comes across the ruins of an old building. One of the doors inside is actually a portal to Teleria. On his way to the other world of magic, he meets his father who was trapped in the tunnel leading to the other end of the portal. When he arrives, there was a member of the community who began explaining about the world, and how some 1500 years ago, there was a war that changed everything. He meets many characters in his journey, which makes him more resilient throughout the challenges he come across.
A truly enjoyable read. 4 stars for the book