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Follow Peter and Fi as they work together, each searching for something uniquely special to them through the four kingdoms of their known world. It’s a tale of fantastical beasts, peculiar characters, remarkable settings, and a unique brand of biochemistry-based magic. A story that focuses on meaningful character interactions, delicate world building, and intense action ba Follow Peter and Fi as they work together, each searching for something uniquely special to them through the four kingdoms of their known world. It’s a tale of fantastical beasts, peculiar characters, remarkable settings, and a unique brand of biochemistry-based magic. A story that focuses on meaningful character interactions, delicate world building, and intense action battles. She emerged within a dark sea of green, shielding her eyes against the crescent moon’s pale blaze. The twinkling stars hummed softly, discordant against the chattering birds below. The lush leaves rippled in the breeze, tempting Fi to dip her toes in for a swim. The wind blew at her back and she turned east to face it. The fresh air carried the salty spray of the Shimmering Sea. Although she could not see it, she knew it was right there. Her ears caught the distant waves crashing against the shore. One last step. She thought.


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Follow Peter and Fi as they work together, each searching for something uniquely special to them through the four kingdoms of their known world. It’s a tale of fantastical beasts, peculiar characters, remarkable settings, and a unique brand of biochemistry-based magic. A story that focuses on meaningful character interactions, delicate world building, and intense action ba Follow Peter and Fi as they work together, each searching for something uniquely special to them through the four kingdoms of their known world. It’s a tale of fantastical beasts, peculiar characters, remarkable settings, and a unique brand of biochemistry-based magic. A story that focuses on meaningful character interactions, delicate world building, and intense action battles. She emerged within a dark sea of green, shielding her eyes against the crescent moon’s pale blaze. The twinkling stars hummed softly, discordant against the chattering birds below. The lush leaves rippled in the breeze, tempting Fi to dip her toes in for a swim. The wind blew at her back and she turned east to face it. The fresh air carried the salty spray of the Shimmering Sea. Although she could not see it, she knew it was right there. Her ears caught the distant waves crashing against the shore. One last step. She thought.

30 review for The Many Adventures of Peter and Fi Volume I: Homecoming

  1. 4 out of 5

    Vishnu Chevli

    When I had compared my yearly, quarterly & monthly book read logs, I realized that compared to 2017, year on year I was/am reading fewer books. From 70+ in 2017, I am around 40-45 books now. At the same time guilt of not able to read kept increasing, to cover the lost/missed pages I needed an option. Around that time I came upon a mail by "Kelvyn Fernandes" about his book "The Many Adventures of Peter and Fi Volume I: Homecoming". I had little time and about to decline a request when I saw the au When I had compared my yearly, quarterly & monthly book read logs, I realized that compared to 2017, year on year I was/am reading fewer books. From 70+ in 2017, I am around 40-45 books now. At the same time guilt of not able to read kept increasing, to cover the lost/missed pages I needed an option. Around that time I came upon a mail by "Kelvyn Fernandes" about his book "The Many Adventures of Peter and Fi Volume I: Homecoming". I had little time and about to decline a request when I saw the audiobook available. So I took that as a sign from stars and downloaded the first chapter. I gave a try during my morning cycling time. I liked the experience so much that after coming back I downloaded all chapters and also worked around audiobooks from other authors. I know I am mixing up my first audiobook experience with this book's review but I cannot separate them as both are linked. Coming to the actual story, it is about two characters Peter and Fi. The first one is a magician and the later one is from the mystical beast clan. The story started when Peter for his magician qualification took a quest. On the way or I would say to reach his goal he went through various situations. Fi was an orphan raised by Peter. She joined him in his quest in return for the promise that Peter would take her to her hometown. Description & adventure are filled with the fantasy world and its creature. Read the book to know more. Though written for middle grade, it can give satisfaction fantasy readers as well. There are parts in books which brings smile to your face and there are parts (like condition of prisoner, punishment to people around city wall, attack on Phi's village) will make you feel emotional. The story is divided into multiple short ones, side characters of each stories are well thought of keeping Jack & Phi as mains. The book is written with simple language for the targeted audience. The plot is simple. Voice artist has done a good job. He has maintained the difference between different characters which has given uniqueness to the narration. Overall a good book/story. I will give 3.75 out of 5 to this book. Detailed Review Link - https://chevusread.blogspot.com/2019/...

  2. 4 out of 5

    Esther

    Thanks to the author for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Peter and Fi sure do live through a lot of adventures. You get dropped into the action right away. I love how Peter has some crazy skills and Fi is adorable with her big ears. I do feel with some additions and less violence this could also be a great series for Middle Grades! A longer review can be found at Bite Into Books Great world building and lots of adventure. If you're a Fantasy/Adventure fan, yo Thanks to the author for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Peter and Fi sure do live through a lot of adventures. You get dropped into the action right away. I love how Peter has some crazy skills and Fi is adorable with her big ears. I do feel with some additions and less violence this could also be a great series for Middle Grades! A longer review can be found at Bite Into Books Great world building and lots of adventure. If you're a Fantasy/Adventure fan, you will like this book. It's full of action and you will also get the answers you seek in this book. And I'm sure you will fall in love with Fi. One of my favorite characters in a while.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Andrew Rowe

    Preamble The discussion of how this book came to find itself on my radar is a testament to how human beings are vain creatures and the truth of the old adage, 'flattery will get you everywhere.' Kelvyn reached out, told me that he enjoyed my reviews of The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin and Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny, and offered me a review copy of his debut novel, The Many Adventures of Peter and Fi. My ego sufficiently stroked by Kelvyn's kind words, I accepted. I checked out the link he sen Preamble The discussion of how this book came to find itself on my radar is a testament to how human beings are vain creatures and the truth of the old adage, 'flattery will get you everywhere.' Kelvyn reached out, told me that he enjoyed my reviews of The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin and Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny, and offered me a review copy of his debut novel, The Many Adventures of Peter and Fi. My ego sufficiently stroked by Kelvyn's kind words, I accepted. I checked out the link he sent, which included the book in .epub and .mobi format, as well as the cover art. Another adage comes to mind: don't judge a book by its cover. If I am being perfectly honest, I would probably not have given it a second glance if I saw it on the shelf. The cover has a bit of an anime style and it looks a little bit 'young.' I am not judging this as bad - in fact, I think that the artwork is quite beautiful. That said, given my taste, I just think that I probably would not have considered it. But, given what I found within, I was led to rethink my own prejudices. For that alone, I thank you, Kelvyn. If you react the same way - perish the thought! The review - 5/5 I have to take a moment to say a couple of things about 5/5 reviews. Perfection does not exist in nature, but 5/5 reviews do. They have a place, and they are not to be hoarded like a dragon's treasure. I do not always give them (see my recent 3/5 review for Ship of Fools for proof). I feel books deserve these kind of ratings when they are effective - that is to say, they have an effect. The aforementioned 'effect' is nebulous and ephemeral and difficult to pin down, but in this case, I can boil it down to one word: heart. The Many Adventures of Peter and Fi has heart in spades. I will not sugarcoat it - the text has a few warts, mostly related to punctuation and grammar. But it is easy to see past such nitpicky issues and feel the flow of heart in Kelvyn's words. Kelvyn described this as a 'fantasy adventure book' when he first introduced it to me, and I think that that descriptor fits like a glove. It is a rollicking adventure, told in a series of connected short stories. It is not overly long, and it kept my interest up throughout. It stars a pair of young people in a magic-infused fantasy world - Peter is 20 and Fi is 14. Peter is a mage, and his magical power will surprise and delight you, both because it seems stupid and useless, and throughout the book he goes about proving that it's not. Fi is somewhat of an enigmatic character, and we learn more about her as the book goes on, culminating with the powerfully emotional climax that left me desiring more. The relationship between Peter and Fi is heartwarming and believable - they love and trust each other, even though they sometimes have a hard time showing it. There are many other intriguing characters - a goblin horde, a devious sea captain, a vicious princess that would put Joffrey to shame (and her strange pair of protectors), an apprentice mage (who I am eager to see again in Volume II), a master wizard, Fi's family - the world is so vibrant with life. Speaking of life, the monsters and animals play a large role in the story and are mostly magical in nature (some stuff hinted at the fact that there is a story behind the unique magic system that is not yet explained). I loved all of the cool little touches - mud deer making stable muddy ground with their feet, for example. The ent-like treekeepers, the elusive golden bird one of the characters tries to find, the monstrous bullfrog-like bullrush - they all serve to make the world come alive. The setting is absolutely incredible. Kelvyn has a gift for description, and one of my favourite parts of this book was how it made me imagine myself in this wonderful world he created. I was particularly fond of the wetlands and the forest near the end of the book - the stories of canoeing along a peaceful river that reminded me of my youth at my grandparent's cottage near Ottawa. Iridescent and full of colour, it was exactly what I expected from the cover art. Contrary to what I expected from the cover art, this is balanced by some seriously dark political and social intrigue. And violence. There are a few rather gruesome parts, and people die. Quite a bit. The plot is told through hints and little by little - reading the story is like peeling an onion. More and more clues about the characters' pasts is built up throughout and there is incomplete resolution. It makes you want to read more - and I have it on good authority that more is coming soon! Overall, this book is absolutely fantastic and well worth your time. Do yourself a favour and pick it up.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jon

    Fantastic, action, characters, and magic system. Compelling plot without succumbing to the usual cliches; definitely brings something new and exciting to the genre.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Jenna | Bookmark Your Thoughts

    "You’ve only scratched the surface of what you’re capable of." I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review; thank you for the opportunity to read and review this novel. This in no way sways my review or opinion of the novel. Fernandes reached out to me earlier this year, asking if I would be interested in reading his adventure novel. Honestly, I was going to decline --- I've been trying to not accept as many free copies and ARC's this year, since I currently own so many other books I'm "You’ve only scratched the surface of what you’re capable of." I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review; thank you for the opportunity to read and review this novel. This in no way sways my review or opinion of the novel. Fernandes reached out to me earlier this year, asking if I would be interested in reading his adventure novel. Honestly, I was going to decline --- I've been trying to not accept as many free copies and ARC's this year, since I currently own so many other books I'm eager to dive into. LUCKILY ... I said yes, for this novel was AMAZING! Seriously, I haven't enjoyed a fantasy novel in SUCH a long time! The flow of the story, the characters, the ever-growing plot ... just wonderfully done! I'm honestly baffled as to why this hasn't been discussed more in the bookish community, for it deserves MUCH more attention and praise. CONTENT & TRIGGER WARNING: This book contains death of an animal, death (murder), blood (gore, graphic injuries), cannibalism, loss of a loved one and violence. Spoiler Free! Full review available at Bookmark Your Thoughts. The Pros A stylistically complex world-building plot, Fernandes' novel promises a true "fantasy adventure story". When contacting me, Fernandes described the novel as an adventure story with fantasy and magical elements to it ... and boy, did he deliver what he promised! Following Peter and Fi as they travel this magical world with a quest at hand, a number of obstacles block their way. An adventure story told through a number of connected short stories, this method of writing provides both entertainment and world-building development. Rather than simply DUMPING a bunch of information on the readers, Fernandes has slowly begun to introduce a number of important characters and side plots into the story that will later develop more into the central plot-line --- perfect for story comprehension AND maintaining my interests. For those of you who want to try an epic fantasy yet are scared off by not being able to follow along, you'll be pleasantly surprised when reading this novel. Peter and Fi are absolutely comical and intriguing main characters, the driving force of Fernandes' novel. Character-oriented readers, prepare to be AMAZED, for Peter and Fi just moved HIGH onto my favourite pairing in literature list! Peter, a 20 year old mage, is tremendously intelligent and witty. Though his abilities appear useless and dull, Fernandes is able to provide entertainment while also demonstrating how surprisingly useful these gifts are. Fi, a 14 year old puzzling and mysterious young lady, is a little spitfire that actually saves both herself and Peter more times that one can count. Knowing only that these two have recently joined forces to aid one another on separate quests, readers will be blown away by their amazing bond and friendship. With Peter's little snippets of sarcasm and Fi's high-spirited and sassy personality, the laughs are ENDLESS! Between their amazing personalities and tremendously developing backstories, reading this novel to know these characters is reason in itself. An interesting twist on magic that's original and fascinating! At first, I wasn't sold on how the mage abilities and magical elements worked --- it just seemed COMPLETELY different to what I've read in other fantasy novels. But I ended up LOVING IT, for it provides a new take on magic but still makes sense on a "fantasy genre" level. With a remarkable spin that makes each mage so much more unique than how mages appear in other novels, I truly hope Fernandes will explore this more in the sequel. Though leaving us off with more questions than answers, the novel ends smoothly for the next story to come! Typically, I'm not a fan of cliffhanger endings; they make me frustrated and disappointed. Fernandes, however, executes a great transition from slowing down the story yet getting readers excited for the next chapter in Peter and Fi's adventures! And though the novel leaves readers questioning and curious about a number of elements regarding both the world itself and the characters in the story, Fernandes provides some relief by providing ENOUGH to keep us happy yet NOT ENOUGH to make readers want to abandon the plot --- very well played, Fernandes. The Woes The flow of the story is perfection --- but the chapters were SO LONG! The issue with long chapters is it makes it hard for readers to find the perfect point to stop ... which, in-turn, causes the annoying habit of skimming the story. Unfortunately, I'm one of the many people who simply doesn't have the luxury of reading an entire book in one sitting ... so having these smaller chapters makes my reading experience more manageable and enjoyable. But when I'm reading an action scene and notice I have to get back to work, I end up skimming since it feels awkward to end at this point. This made the reading experience longer, for I had to go back and re-read sections a number of times as I grew confused. Though the majority of the story is beautifully descriptive, there are a number of sections that made me think ... what just happened? Luckily, this didn't occur often. For the most part, the writing was so detailed that I barely had to use my own imagination. There were, however, some descriptions of battle scenes and of certain mythical creatures (that I STILL can't comprehend how they look) that made my head spin ---  I just couldn't grasp what was going on visually, which was frustrating as I basically play out novels in my head like a movie. There simply was NOT enough detail about the world, causing confusion at times. Though I'm fairly certain Fernandes plans to address more about the world in future additions to this series, I needed a BIT more. The places within the world itself and the politics behind it are all mentioned, but it's easily forgotten and isn't explored as much as I would've liked. The government bodies, the previous war(s), the fascinating yet complex magic system at hand ... there were so many INTERESTING and EXCITING elements to this world, but the delivery of the information felt too incomplete. I also think adding a "map" for readers to visualize would be a fantastic idea! Overall The Many Adventures of Peter and Fi Volume I: Homecoming is an excellent and thrilling adventure, fantasy series. From goblins to deranged princesses, there's no end to the amount of insane yet interesting adventures that come Peter and Fi's way. The best way I can describe this novel is comparing it to a well done television show, with each chapter being an episode and the novel being the overarching season with the MAIN plot occurring throughout it. A one of a kind novel, Fernandes' story will captivate readers and make them BEG and WISH for the sequel to release soon! Are you looking for an awesome adventure story with twists and turns like no other? Pick up your own copy of The Many Adventures of Peter and Fi Volume I: Homecoming today!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Rinaldo

    3.5/5 This review is a part of TBRindr initiated by Weatherwax Report. I received a copy of this book in exchange to an honest review. This book was a nice and light read. The plot follows the adventures of Peter (a bubble mage) accompanying Fi (a rabbit-eared chimera/demihuman) to her home. Chimeras are seen as abominations, so both Peter and Fi have to employ all of their wits and knowledge in order to survive. The world feels like standard Medieval European fantasy setting with fairly unique flo 3.5/5 This review is a part of TBRindr initiated by Weatherwax Report. I received a copy of this book in exchange to an honest review. This book was a nice and light read. The plot follows the adventures of Peter (a bubble mage) accompanying Fi (a rabbit-eared chimera/demihuman) to her home. Chimeras are seen as abominations, so both Peter and Fi have to employ all of their wits and knowledge in order to survive. The world feels like standard Medieval European fantasy setting with fairly unique flora and fauna that reminds me to Toriko. The tone is pretty jarring for a Young Adult book since it contains a fair amount of gore, violence, and mature language, so I think this book is actually closer to PG-15 or 18+. Fernandes' prose is easy to follow with some elegant turns of phrase. The structure is also quite unique as we slowly learn about Pete's and Fi's pasts as we go, and only in the end they are revealed.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Anna K. Scott

    4.5/5 stars When the author first reached out to me, I wasn't sure that this would really be my kind of book (though really, my kind of book is hardly a small niche...). From the cover, I thought this might be aimed at younger readers (it's not really), and I thought it would be some light-hearted fun and hey, I like to try new things. And there was light-hearted fun, but also man-eating plants, a creepy princess with a twisted tea party... oh, and (view spoiler)[a wall covered with living (and d 4.5/5 stars When the author first reached out to me, I wasn't sure that this would really be my kind of book (though really, my kind of book is hardly a small niche...). From the cover, I thought this might be aimed at younger readers (it's not really), and I thought it would be some light-hearted fun and hey, I like to try new things. And there was light-hearted fun, but also man-eating plants, a creepy princess with a twisted tea party... oh, and (view spoiler)[a wall covered with living (and dead) humans. ("It's not our most featured attraction.") (hide spoiler)] . I was won over by the compelling plot, fantastic and inventive world-building, and likeable characters. It begins in media res, with the titular Peter and Fi about to raid a goblin kingdom for gold. This isn't just any treasure hunt though, and they're not your typical thieves: they're both on a quest, and they need to buy passage on a ship to reach another continent. Of course things can't be as easy as that, and they end up getting in and out of trouble. Peter is strong-armed into helping an old frenemy, and though they end up crossing the sea, fate seems determined to send them off course. About the main characters: Peter is a mage with an odd power, which most don't find very impressive, yet he finds creative ways to use it. Fi is a chimera, i.e. not entirely human (which explains the ears on the cover) and she doesn't like talking about her parents or where she's from. The story is fast-paced while still taking care to include small details about the world and the characters. Backstory is slowly spread through the narrative, giving me just enough to keep me satisfied, yet still wanting more. Fi is a real shining star; not too bratty like some teenagers can be in stories, she is competent while still retaining youthful curiosity. Both of the main characters have their flaws, as all good characters do, and they complement each other perfectly. Peter is ostensibly meant to be looking out for Fi, but more often than not she is the one saving the day. My favourite part was probably when they reach the Backtrack Woods. The attention to detail was excellent, and I found it really easy to picture the scene: an unsettling mix of beauty and danger, with a sense of foreboding. The protectors were a really nice touch, (view spoiler)[while also somewhat sad, reminding me of the Ents from Lord of the Rings (hide spoiler)] . I also enjoyed the magic system, which is explained through scientific terms, though I'm not sure what an expert would say about the biology. Without giving too much away, the explained origin of magic is pretty unique, and I don't think I've come across anything similar before. It is told mostly from Peter and Fi's point of view, but we do get a nice interlude with Ellie, a trainee mage on her trial to become a full mage. Like most of the mages we see in the book, her power is quite unusual, and its uses rather surprising. I feel like her character has potential and hope this isn't the last we see of her. The book isn't very long, so we don't really get to spend much time getting to know many other characters, but neither do they come across as flat. The setting is somewhat like a typical sword and sorcery, with the addition of steam trains. Although the story focuses mostly on Peter and Fi's adventures, there are hints of the problems going on in the wider world. Monsters, refugees, and tensions between the three continents. I won't be surprised if the heroes end up dragged into something bigger than they expected, as I doubt these sub-plots will be left unaddressed. The book ended at a good place, rounding up the story for the first part while setting the stage for the next. I highly anticipate the next instalment. I recommend this for those who enjoy fantasy quests, interesting science-based magic systems, and fast-paced action scenes. There is some mild gore/violence, swearing, and mentions of a harem.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Valicity Elaine

    The first thing I want to discuss with this book is the cover. I absolutely love the front cover! It is very beautiful artwork that vividly portrays the characters and the world they live in. I must be honest and say I was not drawn to this book because the author simply asked me to review it. I was not attracted to this piece of literature because of the description given to me by Mr. Fernandes. I was solely inspired to read this book because of the cover. The only thing I will say I didn’t lik The first thing I want to discuss with this book is the cover. I absolutely love the front cover! It is very beautiful artwork that vividly portrays the characters and the world they live in. I must be honest and say I was not drawn to this book because the author simply asked me to review it. I was not attracted to this piece of literature because of the description given to me by Mr. Fernandes. I was solely inspired to read this book because of the cover. The only thing I will say I didn’t like about the cover is that it gave me the impression that the story centered on very young characters when that is not the case. Peter and Fi look like they’re 12 years old on the cover when in fact Peter is twenty! I approached the book with the mindset that I was reading middle-grade fiction so I initially disliked Peter because I thought he came off as an arrogant little kid when in fact he was a well-trained 20-year-old mage! Fi is only 14 which makes the book difficult to classify; 20 is slightly older for YA fiction but 14 isn’t exactly adult fiction nor middle-grade fiction. Its also awkward that a 20-year-old runs around with a child throughout the book, but it isn’t as odd as I’m making it sound right now. Peter is not a pervert (haha) and Fi is in no way sexualized. Given the anime-ish look of the cover and considering their age gap, it would be easy to assume this was some twisted comic, but I promise you it’s a wonderful fantasy adventure for all ages. Since I’m on the topic of Peter and characterization, I’ll take this moment to say that I quite enjoyed both Peter and Fi. While their personalities clash at times, it is apparent they have a deep connection that’s built on trust and love. I did not sense any sort of romance between the two of them—and that’s a good thing because Peter is six years older than Fi and she’s not even human! But the love and affection they have as dear friends and fellow adventurers adds a bit of comical entertainment to this fantasy adventure. What I liked about the story most was the way it was structured; it is told in snippets—short stories of various adventures which all come together to build one big story. Since the book is made up of smaller adventures, it leaves the chapters longer than you might like but once you get used it, it doesn’t bother you anymore. My only complaint in terms of the writing is that there’s a lot of extra description where it doesn’t need to be—particularly in the dialogue. Nearly every piece of spoken dialogue ends with “said Peter” and “said Fi”, after EVERY SINGLE piece of dialogue. There’s nothing wrong with this, but when there’s only two people in a conversation, readers are typically able to keep up with who is speaking. There’s no need to label every single sentence because it feels redundant after time. Overall, I enjoyed this book very much. It is the epitome of a fantasy adventure; there are goblins, wizards, and magical battles—its like taking a trip back to old school fantasy. The world-building is done with more than enough detail; I personally prefer less description to leave certain points to the reader’s imagination. BUT the book is written well, and you are able to fully picture every part of this new world Fernandes has created. If you enjoy fantasy and adventures, or magical battles, I would recommend this book to you. Younger readers might find some of the detail in battle scenes to be a little scary, but I’d say this is a solid read for anyone ages 12 and up. *I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

  9. 4 out of 5

    Axel

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. 4,5/5 stars. Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author by participating in his Reddit Fantasy Writer of the Day thread. As the title of the book suggests, this books is centered around the characters Peter and Fi who are both on a quest for their own personal gain. Peter is a 20 year-old human mage who has the ability to create bubbles in various sizes at his will. Fi is a 14 year-old bunny girl who is travelling with him. Both of them definitely feel mature for their given a 4,5/5 stars. Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author by participating in his Reddit Fantasy Writer of the Day thread. As the title of the book suggests, this books is centered around the characters Peter and Fi who are both on a quest for their own personal gain. Peter is a 20 year-old human mage who has the ability to create bubbles in various sizes at his will. Fi is a 14 year-old bunny girl who is travelling with him. Both of them definitely feel mature for their given ages. I like the way Peter’s magic is handled in the book. While he can do quite a bit of things with his bubbles, there is a limit to how much he can handle physically. And while the book makes it clear that he has to do some maths, I like that the book doesn’t go into details about specific numbers being used. The worldbuilding in the book is pretty good as well. Slowly but surely we get to know more about the world the adventures takes in. I like that the author doesn’t try to explain everything about the world at once. This is an adventure book, and I like that we as readers get to go on an adventure in the book as well. I really liked how the fact that there is trains in this world was handled. When I got to experience it, it certainly felt as a plausible part of the world. When it comes to the prose, there were definitely more than one moment in the book where I felt like the terminology used was a bit more complex than I am used to. But since it was only occasional words, I started to wonder why I thought that. Otherwise it was easy to follow along what was happening in the book; even in intense action scenes. And since I read the book on the Kindle app, looking up occasional words was really easy. After some thinking, I concluded that it is most likely a combination of (1) I don’t have English as my first language (2) I read almost no fiction during the period 2013-2018, so I’ve probably forgotten some fancy words (3) I pay closer attention to details in prose these days than I did previously. The last point in particular is another reason I enjoyed reading the book so much. There are some pretty clever details put into the prose that changed how I view parts of the story. Some of them didn’t became apparent until I stopped and actively thought back to some older parts of the book. With all of this said however, there is one thing that I felt could’ve been handled better in the book. At the start of the book, we get the impression that this is going to be an action-filled adventure book. However, I feel like the events surrounding Peter and Fi meeting Princess Abigail made it more of a horror book than an adventure fantasy for those particular chapters. But right after that, they move along; almost like nothing ever happened and we are now back in full adventure-mode. I don’t have a problem with what happened in those chapters, but I didn’t like the sudden change of tone. And in the future books I really hope we get to see more of Ellie. A mage that can make up scents just from memory, how cool isn’t that? Recommended to: People that like seeing a world “being built” gradually, people that like adventure books. Not recommended to: People that are easily bothered by sudden tone changes

  10. 5 out of 5

    C.D. Tavenor

    The Many Adventures of Peter and Fi, Volume I: Homecoming, by Kelvyn Fernandes, is one of the first books Two Doctors Review received as a review request under our new review policy. I think it sets the bar pretty high. I listened to this tale on audiobook, and the narration is spot-on. What makes this story a truly wonderful experience, though, is that within the first chapter, you recognize the dynamic between the titular characters, Peter and Fi, and quickly begin to care about both of them. The Many Adventures of Peter and Fi, Volume I: Homecoming, by Kelvyn Fernandes, is one of the first books Two Doctors Review received as a review request under our new review policy. I think it sets the bar pretty high. I listened to this tale on audiobook, and the narration is spot-on. What makes this story a truly wonderful experience, though, is that within the first chapter, you recognize the dynamic between the titular characters, Peter and Fi, and quickly begin to care about both of them. You want them to succeed. As the story progresses, you begin to realize that each chapter is essentially its own self-contained tale, bringing meaning to the “Many Adventures” portion of the title. Yet even so, as Peter and Fi romp from place to place, a larger plot emerges, driven by the relationship of these two characters to each other and to the greater world around them. Strangely, “Peter and Fi” reminded me of the adventurous spirit of the Redwall books, even though the narrative and content of this tale is much darker than Redwall. But the profound mystery of the world surrounding the two protagonists reminds me of the ever expanding setting of Jacques’ universe. I highly recommend taking a chance on The Many Adventures of Peter and Fi. Peter, a mage, and Fi, a Chimaera, will keep your mind focused on this tale, and by the end, you’ll feel all their pain. Writing: 8/10. Fernandes injects beautiful imagery throughout the story. The words have rhythm. Well done. Character: 9/10. You’re going to know Peter and Fi very well by the end of this story. Many side-characters are memorable, though very few recur throughout the tale. Setting: 7/10. I think the most creative setting comes in Chapter 1, though the story hops from place to place so quickly that I never felt entirely engrossed in one particular place. Plot: 8/10. The plot is heavily driven by the characters, which is a good thing. Yet Sometimes I felt too many side plots interwove with Peter and Fi’s tale. Though I expect those loose ends are rabbit holes for future adventures. Overall: 8/10. Well done, Fernandes, you earn a solid four stars!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Traveler-San

    So, what did I think of it? Well, I came into this expecting a whimsical lighthearted story. It gave me that sort of feel at first, but wow when I got to chapter 3 that thought disappeared. Your writing and world building is both enchanting and able to give chills in a visceral way. When I thought you couldn’t top it you showed me (SPOILER CONTENT, SO I’LL PUT THIS COMMENT AT THE END OF THE REVIEW) you have quite the imagination. Even your mages are fascinating. They feel more like a member of t So, what did I think of it? Well, I came into this expecting a whimsical lighthearted story. It gave me that sort of feel at first, but wow when I got to chapter 3 that thought disappeared. Your writing and world building is both enchanting and able to give chills in a visceral way. When I thought you couldn’t top it you showed me (SPOILER CONTENT, SO I’LL PUT THIS COMMENT AT THE END OF THE REVIEW) you have quite the imagination. Even your mages are fascinating. They feel more like a member of the X men or a student from uei than an all-powerful Gandalf and quite frankly that’s one of my favorite parts. You really show the intelligence of your characters in how their seemingly weak or useless powers can make them a unique and unparalleled force - it’s great! I feel like even with all this praise I haven’t given your work the attention it deserved, and probably overlooked some things, most likely. Nonetheless I enjoyed every single chapter and look forward to the continued adventures of Peter and Fi. SPOILER CONTENT MENTIONED EARLIER - Perona (I hope I spelled that right, I listened to the audiobook format) and blood tea. Fi’s home, the Treekeepers and killer flowers...

  12. 5 out of 5

    Christopher Schmitz

    I recently got an audio version of Kelvyn Fernandes’ book The Many Adventures of Peter and Fi. It was the perfect adventure for my recent road trip—something that the characters themselves also seemed to find themselves on, of a sort. Fernandes’ does a good job of crafting an original feeling fantasy world, but also keeping it familiar enough that we are not pushed out of the story. I typically enjoy anything with a goblin element and so the first tale of their plundering a goblin king’s treasure I recently got an audio version of Kelvyn Fernandes’ book The Many Adventures of Peter and Fi. It was the perfect adventure for my recent road trip—something that the characters themselves also seemed to find themselves on, of a sort. Fernandes’ does a good job of crafting an original feeling fantasy world, but also keeping it familiar enough that we are not pushed out of the story. I typically enjoy anything with a goblin element and so the first tale of their plundering a goblin king’s treasure was a great hook. The slightly askew take on gnomes and their relationships to the goblins was a great touch of world building as well and Fernandes does a good job of scattering world building nuggets throughout the text (I hate info dumps). The relationship between Peter and Fi is also a highlight of his writing. Each character is wildly unique and surprising as you learn more about him and her. The chapters felt somewhat episodic, which is a format that I like (and also write with in my SF series) so that The Many Adventures of Peter and Fi seems like season 1 in an unfolding television show; I could imagine this as a fantasy-styled anime. I recommend picking up this book.

  13. 4 out of 5

    M1xvisbadatbooks

    So uh...i'm not too much of a reader, so this review might not do justice. But anyways. BOOK👏 REVIEW👏 I think the story was incredibly enjoyable. Quite impressive considering it's the first book of the author. The characters don't feel like walking cliches, but each are unique individuals with interesting stories to tell. Especially both of our protagonists The action scenes are dynamic, the worldbuilding is artistically described by the author, the tone can be wholesome and spinechilling at the s So uh...i'm not too much of a reader, so this review might not do justice. But anyways. BOOK👏 REVIEW👏 I think the story was incredibly enjoyable. Quite impressive considering it's the first book of the author. The characters don't feel like walking cliches, but each are unique individuals with interesting stories to tell. Especially both of our protagonists The action scenes are dynamic, the worldbuilding is artistically described by the author, the tone can be wholesome and spinechilling at the same time, and of course the character interactions are very thoughtful and intriguing. The best chapter for me is chapter 10. It incapsulates the joy of the upbeat scenes and the contrast that the darker scenes gave without making it feel "edgy". I really feel that the somber parts of the book quite elevates this tale to a story that is absolutely worth reading. Overall, if you like fantasy stories then go check it out. the book is one adventure that's sure to rock your socks. So i highly recommend it! P.s: this book taught me more english words than any of my english teachers combined. So yeah... cheers.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Duarte Gameiro

    As someone said, i got word of the book in the odd reddit ways, after the kind words from Kelvyn towards my artwork, he asked if i could do some artwork for his book and asked if i wanted to read it. I regret not one bit stopping everyday a couple minutes to read another chapter, getting every time deeper and more connected to the story. Great characters, great development, great story in general. I recommend this book to whoever out there is looking for a good fantasy book to read in a good coupl As someone said, i got word of the book in the odd reddit ways, after the kind words from Kelvyn towards my artwork, he asked if i could do some artwork for his book and asked if i wanted to read it. I regret not one bit stopping everyday a couple minutes to read another chapter, getting every time deeper and more connected to the story. Great characters, great development, great story in general. I recommend this book to whoever out there is looking for a good fantasy book to read in a good couple of hours and wanting to re-read to make sure that crying in the end was justified. Excuse my broken English, tried my best.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Amy Shannon

    Entertaining Fernandes writes a grandly entertaining adventure in The Many Adventures of Peter and Fi. It was an enjoyable, easy and fast-paced read. I liked the characters, and how they were brought to life. It was full of action and adventure, while taking the reader on a journey. A wonderful fantasy story that brings the reader into the imagination of this author. Very well written, and while character and plot driven. A great read. Definitely, a great read. I look forward to reading more by t Entertaining Fernandes writes a grandly entertaining adventure in The Many Adventures of Peter and Fi. It was an enjoyable, easy and fast-paced read. I liked the characters, and how they were brought to life. It was full of action and adventure, while taking the reader on a journey. A wonderful fantasy story that brings the reader into the imagination of this author. Very well written, and while character and plot driven. A great read. Definitely, a great read. I look forward to reading more by this author. This book is definitely recommended by Amy's Bookshelf Reviews.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Dan Man

    A tale of friendship, magic, reality distorting characters and otherworldly beasts and settings. A book that keeps you on the edge of your seat wondering what’s going to happen next. A new magic system that is completely out of the ordinary, creative, and just super fun! Character development is done exceedingly well and the way the author has us going back and forth through present and past to learn about Peter and Fi is riveting. Absolutely would recommend to anyone who is into fantasy stories A tale of friendship, magic, reality distorting characters and otherworldly beasts and settings. A book that keeps you on the edge of your seat wondering what’s going to happen next. A new magic system that is completely out of the ordinary, creative, and just super fun! Character development is done exceedingly well and the way the author has us going back and forth through present and past to learn about Peter and Fi is riveting. Absolutely would recommend to anyone who is into fantasy stories.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Chris

    Enjoyed this so much I read it in 1 sitting! Story moved at a lightning pace while never feeling rushed or not fleshed out. Very intriguing world and characters. Loved how the magic system incorporated biology/chemistry. The plot kept me guessing and craving more. Fantastic debut from Mr. Fernandes. I am eagerly anticipating the next installment.

  18. 4 out of 5

    C.J. Heckman

    The first volume of Peter and Fi's adventures chronicles the titular characters journey to and across the continent of Perona. The novel begins “in media res” with Peter and Fi raiding a goblin horde for the gold they need to book passage across the strait of Chorus. This opening chapter pretty clearly sets the reader's expectations for the rest of the book. Each chapter reads like an episodic installment in an adventure serial. The book lends itself to being read in chunks, which I enjoyed, but The first volume of Peter and Fi's adventures chronicles the titular characters journey to and across the continent of Perona. The novel begins “in media res” with Peter and Fi raiding a goblin horde for the gold they need to book passage across the strait of Chorus. This opening chapter pretty clearly sets the reader's expectations for the rest of the book. Each chapter reads like an episodic installment in an adventure serial. The book lends itself to being read in chunks, which I enjoyed, but it is also quick to dismiss the events of the previous chapter without much reflection or explanation, instead pressing forward with the setup for the next chapter. Our heroes go from a goblin hollow to battling a giant frog monstrosity, to sparring with pirates, to negotiating with a bloodthirsty (literally) princess, and so on and so on. Side characters and enemies change with the scenery and the only consistent through-line are our protagonists Peter and Fi. I found the inter-connected short story format refreshing, but it is a double-edged sword, since we do not get to know anyone but Peter and Fi particularly well, and some of the most interesting facets of the world (like the goblins that are carving a tower out of a meteorite!) are left by the wayside as the story plows on with the next chapter. It is important to keep in mind though, that author Kelvyn Fernandes is building a world for a series of books, so perhaps some of the more interesting locales will be revisited in future works. My chief frustration with the story itself was the concealment of Peter and Fi's goals and motivations until late in the book. Peter and Fi are clearly shown to be on some sort of quest at the book's opening, but the nature of their quest and the motivations that drive them towards its fulfillment are hidden from the reader until nearly halfway through the book (in Fi's chase, we don't really understand what drives her or what she wants until the final chapter!). This made it hard for me to connect with Peter and Fi in any meaningful way, for most of the story they seemed like RPG characters just clearing the current level so that they could proceed to the next rather than real people with desires and motivations. The exact nature of Peter and Fi's relationship still remains hazy to me even after finishing the book. It is clear that they deeply care for one another, but the backstory behind their meeting and ensuing friendship is hardly touched on at all. I thought that the story could have benefited greatly from brief flashbacks to better reveal Peter and Fi's connection to one another, as well as their own personal goals and motives. Fi gets a lengthy flashback at the end of the book, but given that it is the only occurrence of this in the novel, it feels over long and jarring. The mutation-based biological magic at the core of the world is interesting and refreshing. The limitations and costs of this magic are never explored much in detail though. Characters often comment on how “useless” Peter is as a bubble mage, but Peter then pulls often astounding feats using his abilities that seem to either succeed or fail as the plot requires. There does appear to be some level of mathematical problem solving that Peter is doing when he uses his powers, but as the reader we never are made to understand significance behind any of his “calculations”. Fi's abilities are also an enigma. She is a “chimera” and has some level of supernatural hearing as well as an ability to jump to extraordinary heights. Her powers seem to derive from her parentage rather than the mysterious force that lends Peter his own, but again the limitations of what she can do are never really explored, even though she often resolves conflict with her jumping abilities. In summary, Peter and Fi is a fast and easy to read fantasy-action adventure that occasionally stumbles over its own pace. Its world has a lot more breadth then depth, and the exploration of its characters motivations leaves something to be desired, but it will make a great fit for any looking for a summer read with something new to offer the fantasy genre.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Karen (BaronessBookTrove)

    I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy from the Author. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Can Peter and Fi find what they are seeking? The Many Adventures of Peter and Fi: Homecoming by Kelvyn Fernandes is the first book in a series that is an exciting fantasy twist. Peter Prescott is our main male character, who is a mage and is trying to help Fi, who is our main female character to get back home. The fantasy part is not only about the magic, and th I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy from the Author. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Can Peter and Fi find what they are seeking? The Many Adventures of Peter and Fi: Homecoming by Kelvyn Fernandes is the first book in a series that is an exciting fantasy twist. Peter Prescott is our main male character, who is a mage and is trying to help Fi, who is our main female character to get back home. The fantasy part is not only about the magic, and the way the kingdoms are, but with the creatures that inhabit their world. Peter Prescott Peter Prescott is the one we first see clearly in the book. He is a bubble mage, and I think it’s pretty cool. Peter was tasked to do a quest by his school, and so far, he has been sidetracked helping Fi. He is a pretty interesting character who doesn't talk about his past and doesn’t seem like he wants to go back to his task anytime soon. Peter is twenty-years-old and appears to be a bit conflicted throughout the book. Especially on the tasks that the two get sidetracked doing. Likes Peter is a bubble mage, and it's pretty cool how he can create the bubbles. Is generous enough to help Fi get home even though that sidetracks him from his quest. Tries to be helpful when they are about to get into trouble Knows when to shut up. Fi Fi is a fascinating character. She has rabbit-like ears coming out of her head, and can run, and leap fast. Fi wants to return home for whatever reason that we don’t find out at all. We do find out that Fi is a chimera, and that is rare. Then again, some people are scared of her. Fi is only fourteen years old and has already lived a harsh life. Likes Fi is a survivor She just wants to belong somewhere again Wants to get home To help Peter out in any way that she can. Stars The Many Adventures of Peter and Fi: Homecoming by Kelvyn Fernandes is a great first book to start the series off right. I can’t wait for the next book. The Many Adventures of Peter and Fi: Homecoming by Kelvyn Fernandes is a five-star rating and one that I want to recommend to all fans of fantasy out there. It’s different, but it's good. Thank you for dropping by! I hope you enjoyed this review of The Many Adventures of Peter and Fi: Homecoming by Kelvyn Fernandes.  Check out my interview with Kelvyn Fernandes and enter the giveaway, HERE. Until the next time, Happy Reading! This review was originally posted on Baroness' Book Trove

  20. 5 out of 5

    Dianthaa

    I got some mixed feelings, some parts I liked, some I didn’t get along with great. The parts I liked The main characters Peter and Fi are cool and mysterious, I want to follow them and find out more. Peter's a mage whose unique power is to make bubbles. It's an odd magical power but it's super interesting to see how he applies it to all sorts of situations, such as combat or transportation. Fi's a chimera, so from the beginning of the book I wanted to know what was up with that. She's also a spunk I got some mixed feelings, some parts I liked, some I didn’t get along with great. The parts I liked The main characters Peter and Fi are cool and mysterious, I want to follow them and find out more. Peter's a mage whose unique power is to make bubbles. It's an odd magical power but it's super interesting to see how he applies it to all sorts of situations, such as combat or transportation. Fi's a chimera, so from the beginning of the book I wanted to know what was up with that. She's also a spunky young teenager sick of the world not taking her seriously. Who can't relate to that, amirite? Seeing her in her natural element whizzing along being all kinds of competent towards the end of the book was a joy. The worldbuilding is very intriguing, every new bit of information holds a hint of a new mystery. I was picturing it all in default medievalland till a train sped through the city. The natural world is great, there's a huge creepy forest that's very vivid and detailed. There are a lot of magical creatures that I’d love to find out more about. The last quarter of the book had a bit of a rollercoaster thing going for it, with a flashback I didn't figure out was a flashback for an embarrassing length of time, and I got a lot more invested in the story. The parts I didn't like so much My main complaint was that some things seemed inconsistent. For instance, it's all happy cheerful adventure, then bam! A messed up gory as hell scene. The escape from which felt kinda 'for plot reasons' rather than through any sort of logical chain of events,. I would have wtf and put it aside at that point, but I feel like I have a duty towards books I get for free so I stuck it out. The last third or so was much clicked better with me than the previous and I was able to really get into it. Might also be that I read the last part on a plane ride with no distractions and book was fine all along but my focus was off. I'm not a native speaker, so I feel weird judging this, but I had some problems with the language. Referring to the 13 year old as little girl over and over bugged me. Girl's fine, but if 13 is little girl, then what's a 7 year old? Another thing was that sometimes the writing felt a bit unnatural, kinda trying too hard, dialogue that didn’t really sound like real people, or paragraphs containing a few too many descriptors. I listened to the audio for about 50% of the book before switching to text. The character voices were cool, but the narration voice was too slow for my liking, with a some pauses that I found annoying. I rate it as Okay, I might read the sequel when it comes out cause I’m curious about the characters and worldbuilding, but it’s not at the top of mount TBR.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Katy

    This book is for people who: like a good adventure story that isn't afraid to get dark, like fascinating magic systems, and don't mind the odd wrong word or strange turn of phrase. I liked this book a lot. I was a little hesitant at first since it seemed like more of a middle grade book, and I don't typically read middle grade, but the author reached out to me, offering a free read, so I decided to give it a try. The story follows Peter and Fi as they are on a mysterious quest (actually, more tha This book is for people who: like a good adventure story that isn't afraid to get dark, like fascinating magic systems, and don't mind the odd wrong word or strange turn of phrase. I liked this book a lot. I was a little hesitant at first since it seemed like more of a middle grade book, and I don't typically read middle grade, but the author reached out to me, offering a free read, so I decided to give it a try. The story follows Peter and Fi as they are on a mysterious quest (actually, more than one as we find out later), and each chapter takes us through an amusing, exciting, and/or horrifying episode in their quest. The book does have a middle grade feel to it, but it isn't afraid to go to dark places and explicitly show dastardly deeds, which is something I adore. The whole tea party scene was awesomely horrific, kudos Mr. Fernandes! I also appreciate that the magic system is one that forces mages to think about how to be creative with their powers. It isn't just *poof* you have power over fire! It is much more subtle and complex. For instance, one mage in the story has very weak power over iron, and could hardly do anything, but when it was discovered there was iron in blood, he experimented and gained control over blood, becoming known as the Blood Mage. (Not a good person, this dude, but still, creative!) One thing that did bother me on occasion, was that the author did sometimes use wrong words, or phrased things a bit oddly. For instance, this part: "Mathers sighed, throwing his full wait against the railing. "Take them." He commanded, before violently hurling into the sea." Yeah, 2 things. First of all, it is "weight" not "wait", and the last sentence makes it seem like Mathers hurled himself into the sea...which is not the case. I am guessing there is a missing word in there. He was holding an empty bottle at the time, so my guess is that the bottle is what he hurled into the sea. That is just a guess though. Another thing Mr. Fernandes did early on that bothered me, but got much better as the book progressed, was telling instead of showing. Early in the book, he goes into a couple of paragraphs about the clothing Peter and Fi are wearing, telling us in an info dump every article they are wearing. It took me out of the story for a moment. However, as I said, Mr. Fernandes gets much better at showing with his words, rather than telling, as the story progresses. So, two gripes that meant I took a star away, but it is something a good editor would be able to fix no problem. More importantly, this book was a fun, entertaining read, and I want to read more!

  22. 5 out of 5

    LiteratureIsLife

    Read this review (and others) at: https://literatureislife.com/2019/08/... The Many Adventures of Peter and Fi was provided to me by the author in exchange for an honest review. When author Kelvyn Fernandes contacted me, I was unfamiliar with his work. But the pretty cover art of Peter and Fi attracted my curiosity plus I am looking for new fantasy stories. Thanks to an e-reader I borrowed from a buddy, I had the means to read the story as well. It had been a while since I had read a brand-new fan Read this review (and others) at: https://literatureislife.com/2019/08/... The Many Adventures of Peter and Fi was provided to me by the author in exchange for an honest review. When author Kelvyn Fernandes contacted me, I was unfamiliar with his work. But the pretty cover art of Peter and Fi attracted my curiosity plus I am looking for new fantasy stories. Thanks to an e-reader I borrowed from a buddy, I had the means to read the story as well. It had been a while since I had read a brand-new fantasy novel that people were not already talking about. Going in blind was a refreshing change of pace for me that led to pleasant surprises with this story. In any fantasy story, early world-building is critical. Told from the perspectives of Peter and Fi, readers learn quite a bit from their casual conversation. While there is a lot of information about relevant monsters and magic, it quickly becomes apparent that the world at large is a much bigger place filled with mystery and mystique. Several major countries exist and sort-of get along while implementing a fairly standard peasant-noble system found in fantasy worlds. The world they live in is a dangerous place, despite the advantages provided to society by magic. While the cover art is bright and vibrant, almost giving the sense of a Young Adult story, Peter and Fi has its dark moments. In a dangerous fantasy world full of monsters, humans are not always at the top of the food chain. This is something touched on in graphic detail in certain parts of the story. And in cities and towns where humanity reigns supreme, people can be crueler and cutthroat than a simple hungry beast. This is a world where safety is a relative term. It is more like being “safer” than “safe”, with potential danger around many corners. There are many characters throughout this story, but most are only present for a handful of chapters. Peter and Fi themselves are the ones who consistently have a role to play, this being their story after all. Peter is a 20-year old mage, holding the title of Bubble Mage. In this world, every mage has unique magic. Peter’s title may seem underwhelming, but his creativity and magical aptitude make him truly worthy of being a mage. Fi is a 14-year old girl who is quick on her feet and ready to wallop foes. While her youth shows from time to time, the life she has lived has made her a survivor. The pair of them are as close as siblings as they journey throughout the world on their mysterious journey in this fantastical adventure.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Samantha

    I won this book through a Member Giveaway via LibraryThing. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own. The Many Adventures of Peter and Fi Volume 1: The Homecoming takes us on an adventure filled with lots of magic and weird creatures. We get to travel with our two fearless leaders as they fight battles and deal with evil people and creatures. With the help of some new friends, the pair is able to win many fierce battles and ultimately survive their trials so far. This book wa I won this book through a Member Giveaway via LibraryThing. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own. The Many Adventures of Peter and Fi Volume 1: The Homecoming takes us on an adventure filled with lots of magic and weird creatures. We get to travel with our two fearless leaders as they fight battles and deal with evil people and creatures. With the help of some new friends, the pair is able to win many fierce battles and ultimately survive their trials so far. This book was very hard to get into despite it jumping right into the action with Peter and Fi on their first adventure of the book. I was about halfway through before I actually got into the story. Unfortunately, I didn't stay interested for long. I found my interest kept flopping back and forth from extremely bored to very interested, spending more time on the bored side. The writing was descriptive, I didnt feel anything was out of place or seemed off. The characters were painted well and it felt like I got to know the characters really well over the course of the book. One thing I liked was how it would be describing normal fantastical adventures and BOOM! All of a sudden we would find ourselves in a gory scene that seemed to of come out of nowhere. While unexpected, they were well done and I found these to take place in the most interesting parts of the book. "An audible groan escaped from the man as his blood began to pour through the spout and fill Peter’s teacup." See? Totally random and creepy right? So what's wrong with this book? I can't pinpoint why I was not able to just lose myself in it. I can't tell you exactly what it was that made me not enjoy it. As this is the second "fantasy adventure" book I have read this year and not enjoyed (without obvious reason), I believe it has more to do with personal growth than the actual book. A few years ago I think I would of really enjoyed it. I would recommend this book for people who want to experience adventure during storytime. There is a lot of it in here and for the right person it would definitely be worth their time.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Sam

    *Disclaimer* I was financially compensated for this review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and not influenced by the author and/or its affiliates in any way. The book, The Many Adventures of Peter and Fi Volume I: Homecoming by Kelvyn Fernandes, is about a mage named Peter and a chimera named Fi who banned together to work towards their individual goals to search for something. While they are searching, they encounter wild and dangerous creatures while also landing themselves in s *Disclaimer* I was financially compensated for this review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and not influenced by the author and/or its affiliates in any way. The book, The Many Adventures of Peter and Fi Volume I: Homecoming by Kelvyn Fernandes, is about a mage named Peter and a chimera named Fi who banned together to work towards their individual goals to search for something. While they are searching, they encounter wild and dangerous creatures while also landing themselves in situations that have them making close calls. As the book progress, it allows the reader to know more about the main characters. The plot of this book is a very interesting one because the author tells the reader that Peter is trying to find something and Fi is trying to get home. It is simple and right to the point, however, further into the book, there are also hints that there is more to it than just finding these things. The subtle hints toward the reasons for search are through the interaction between characters and flashbacks. There was quite a bit of originally in the book like the creatures that were mentioned were either created by the author or rarely mentioned. For the full review: sammiereadsbook.wordpress.com/2019/04...

  25. 4 out of 5

    Rosie Rizk

    I'm finding it hard to pinpoint an exact description for this book. It's an episodic adventure, where Peter and Fi are traveling to another country in search of something important to Fi, but what that is isn't disclosed until near the end of the book. It's guessable, but one still needs to wait till that last part to get the full story. Until then, we're just escaping from one escapade to another. I like Fi. She's s fun loving rabbit kind of character. Very human, but she's supremely athletic an I'm finding it hard to pinpoint an exact description for this book. It's an episodic adventure, where Peter and Fi are traveling to another country in search of something important to Fi, but what that is isn't disclosed until near the end of the book. It's guessable, but one still needs to wait till that last part to get the full story. Until then, we're just escaping from one escapade to another. I like Fi. She's s fun loving rabbit kind of character. Very human, but she's supremely athletic and has those rabbit ears as on the cover. But I enjoyed her impatient and cheerful character. The magic is mostly in the variety of beings. There are creatures & people similar to the ones we're familiar with, but they've evolved though magic to become something different. It wasn't my favorite magic system, but it was certainly unique. Overall, it was a nice light minded read. The characters were well developed, and pulled the story with them. It's definitely a character driven novel. I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Ruinatiion

    I really think the book could use a better cover. It's a huge turn off and does not represent the book very well. The cover says furry fanfiction to me and it's not even close. The book is the story of a mage, Peter, and his young companion Fi. The drive behind their adventures is to return Fi to her family but it is more of an excuse to have many small conflicts and resolutions. This makes the book a fun and exciting read as it's non stop action. It almost feels like a bunch of short stories, w I really think the book could use a better cover. It's a huge turn off and does not represent the book very well. The cover says furry fanfiction to me and it's not even close. The book is the story of a mage, Peter, and his young companion Fi. The drive behind their adventures is to return Fi to her family but it is more of an excuse to have many small conflicts and resolutions. This makes the book a fun and exciting read as it's non stop action. It almost feels like a bunch of short stories, which is a good thing. The book also contains a solid amount of dark, which I found hugely surprising. That being said with the exception of Peter and Fi every other relationship is very quick and shallow. A great deal of death and darkness is examined in the book but it's often presented as quite callous. However despite these things the book is well worth the read and I look forward to purchasing the next installment.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Kyle Dougherty

    A light-hearted and fun adventure in a fantastical world. 3.5/5 This book is a quick fun read that takes place over a few smaller story lines and focuses on Peter, a mage, and Fi, a rabbit eared Chimaera. The book does a good job setting up its characters and world. The stories are enjoyable but I often found them feeling a bit short. The magic system set up in this book is unique and feels more like mages are mutants with different powers that can utilize. The world building throughout this is de A light-hearted and fun adventure in a fantastical world. 3.5/5 This book is a quick fun read that takes place over a few smaller story lines and focuses on Peter, a mage, and Fi, a rabbit eared Chimaera. The book does a good job setting up its characters and world. The stories are enjoyable but I often found them feeling a bit short. The magic system set up in this book is unique and feels more like mages are mutants with different powers that can utilize. The world building throughout this is definitely something that leaves me interested in any potential sequel or even a second book in this universe with a bit more meat on its bones. Overall, I'd recommend this for anyone looking for a quick, fun read in a fantasy universe and will likely find myself reading any sequel that comes out.

  28. 5 out of 5

    CR

    My Review: When I first downloaded this I thought it was going to be one killer graphic novel. I mean look at that cover!!! But once I cracked that cover (well ebook cover) I soon realized that this was not that. So I dived in and started reading and man was this good. And now I kind of wished that it would have been a graphic novel because now I need real photos to go with this killer title. This book is fairly short just under 300 pages. And it one title that I had a hard time putting down and My Review: When I first downloaded this I thought it was going to be one killer graphic novel. I mean look at that cover!!! But once I cracked that cover (well ebook cover) I soon realized that this was not that. So I dived in and started reading and man was this good. And now I kind of wished that it would have been a graphic novel because now I need real photos to go with this killer title. This book is fairly short just under 300 pages. And it one title that I had a hard time putting down and can not wait to get this in print. This fantasy adventure story where animals are at the forefront of it was so good. The magic system etc were done well but not in a way that you couldn't understand them. I think that some major A list authors could take one from this one!!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Agnes

    I received a copy of this book from the author and this is my voluntary review. The title and cheery cover had me expecting a lighthearted fantasy adventure story, and the first chapters sort of matched that expectation, in spite of being a bit darker than I expected. But the middle chapters were quite dark, and I think do require a trigger warning. Still, in spite of some quite dark parts, I found the story enjoyable, and quite liked the main characters Peter and Fi. Definitely a book that can be I received a copy of this book from the author and this is my voluntary review. The title and cheery cover had me expecting a lighthearted fantasy adventure story, and the first chapters sort of matched that expectation, in spite of being a bit darker than I expected. But the middle chapters were quite dark, and I think do require a trigger warning. Still, in spite of some quite dark parts, I found the story enjoyable, and quite liked the main characters Peter and Fi. Definitely a book that can be enjoyed, so long as one doesn't mind some rather gruesome scenes and very psychopathic antagonists.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Gina R Mitchell

    I was a little unsure exactly what I was getting with The Many Adventures of Peter & Fi when I decided to read it. Was it anime, graphic novel, children’s fiction? However, it proved to be an excellent fantasy adventure book. When the title says “Many Adventures” it is entirely accurate. Each chapter is a mini story which follows a central theme. Some of the stories are a little darker than others but nothing over-the-top. The book is well-written, the author’s world building skills are superb. The I was a little unsure exactly what I was getting with The Many Adventures of Peter & Fi when I decided to read it. Was it anime, graphic novel, children’s fiction? However, it proved to be an excellent fantasy adventure book. When the title says “Many Adventures” it is entirely accurate. Each chapter is a mini story which follows a central theme. Some of the stories are a little darker than others but nothing over-the-top. The book is well-written, the author’s world building skills are superb. The Many Adventures of Peter and Fi will appeal to lovers of fantasy / sword & sorcery tales. I received a review copy of this book. This is my honest, unbiased opinion.

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