The Octunnumi Fosbit Files Prologue by Trevor Alan Foris – My Review

“If you choose to leave The Octunnumi, sever ties, that part of your life is a distant memory; dream-like.”

― Trevor Alan Foris, The Octunnumi Fosbit Files Prologue

My Quick Review: The Octunnumi Fosbit Files Prologue is a breathtaking and immense first novel in this series. Following two ‘Tarelen’ twin brothers, Reig and Trad, you are transported to a multitude of bizarre universes on a quest to solve a large mystery. The writing is witty and captivating, the characters are memorable and well developed, and the world development is like no other book I have read before. You can tell that this simply scratches the surface of the complexity of the universe that has been created here, and I can not wait to truly delve head first into the rest of the series. 5/5

I have also posted a review on my YouTube channel. You can view it here!

Category: YA Fantasy, Science Fiction

Pages: 520

Age recommendation: 12+

Publisher: Scariodintt Publisharys

Release Date: 03/2020

Synopsis:

The Octunnumi does not exist.

Fosbit and any files relating to a Fosbit do not exist.

The Tarelen peoples that protect and provide sanctuary for the Avitens of Fethrist are not real.

The abilities of the Tarelen peoples with their heightened skills, living in their Utopian world are myth, their purpose here mere tales; rumours of their reincarnations enabling them to live many lives… ridiculous!

And there is definitely no magic.

None at all.

No, really, there isn’t.

Magic is not a thing.

There are also no hidden worlds or mythical beings coexisting just out of sight.

Equally, there are no secret access points to these hidden worlds that don’t exist, and there is no, ‘unfinished business from the past’ that is set to destroy, well, anything.

There is no disaster looming.

Anyway, regardless of any potential threat that may or may not be present, this publication, The Octunnumi and any reference to any other beings is a work of fiction.

And for the record, Scariodintts, should they exist, are perfectly lovely beings whose purpose in life is grossly misunderstood.

“Maiegryn loved this little piece of home, the beauty of its buildings combined with the elegant workings. Her husband likened it to living inside a wind-up clock.”

― Trevor Alan Foris, The Octunnumi Fosbit Files Prologue

My review (may contain slight spoilers):

I will try my best not to spoil anything big with this review. I won’t discuss any major plot points, but simply my overall review on the quality of writing, the characters, and the world building.

The essential premise of ‘The Octunnumi’ follows the story of Reig and Trad, two twin brothers who are ‘Tarelens’. These beings have the ability to regenerate, and their consciousness is passed on from regeneration to regeneration (similar to Doctor Who). Tarelens have created ‘The Octunnumi’, an organisation that monitors and protects the gateways to different universes or ‘Innesomids’. The way I picture the Octunnumi organisation is a mixture between the ministry for magic from Harry Potter, and the Men in Black. There are so many different species and beings throughout this book, all living together within each others universes and the worlds created here are utterly bizarre and so imaginative.

The Octunnumi is truly like no other book I have read before. I will be honest, when you first dive into this book, it can be very confusing. There is immense world building, and a LOT of new words that you won’t understand the meaning behind. Thankfully, the book also comes with a small booklet (that doubles as a handy dandy bookmark), that has the pronunciations of names and places, as well as a dictionary for the new words and terms that are introduced throughout.

This book is extremely funny, and I found myself actually laughing whilst reading. The humour is sarcastic and witty, and there is a lot of banter between the characters, especially between the two twin brothers whose relationship is well developed throughout this book.

The movement of one scene to the next can sometimes be somewhat confusing, but that is simply because of the sheer complexity of the universes that the boys travel to. The descriptions of the different beings and worlds are immaculate, I could so easily picture exactly what the boys were seeing, and it made for an even more immersive experience.

Conclusion: This book is absolutely fantastic and I could not recommend it enough. The characters are well developed, the writing is incredibly witty and beautiful, and the world development is astounding. You need to read this book.

5/5

“Throughout The Octunnumi there are many diverse Innesomids; there are many unusual Innesomids and there are many diverse and unusual Beings within these Innesomids”.

― Trevor Alan Foris, The Octunnumi Fosbit Files Prologue

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