One Realm Beyond, the first novel in Donita K. Paul’s Realm Walkers series, invites readers into a series of worlds crafted with imagination and originality. Young Cantor has desired to be a realm walker, with access to the nine planes, for a long time. When his guardians finally allow him to leave, he looks forward to finding a mor dragon to serve as his constant and explore the worlds. But the first dragon he meets doesn’t quite fit his plans, fellow traveler Bixby seems to know more than he does, and the realm walkers might not be the noble order he’s been told.
I enjoyed the author’s previous DragonKeeper and Valley of the Dragons series, and this new tale is even better. She creates memorable characters and deepens her world by considering the social impact of crossing between worlds. I’d recommend this book for fantasy fans of various ages, with enough detail for older readers and action for younger fans.
I received a free copy of this book through the Z Street Team program, but was not obligated to write a positive review.