Paths of Anguish (Book 1 of the Primeval Origins Epic Saga)

 

Reader Views Literary Awards

2014/2015 Winner, Young Adult Book of the Year

Readers Favorite Book Awards

2016 Finalist, Fantasy Book of the Year

International Book Awards

2016 Finalist, Fantasy Book of the Year

Independent Book Awards

2017 Distinguished Favorite, Epic Fantasy Book of the Year

NYC Big Book Award

2017 Winner, Fantasy Book of the Year

National Association of Book Entrepreneurs

2018 Winner, Science Fantasy, NABE Winter Pinnacle Book Achievement Award


Light of Honor (Book 2 of the Primeval Origins Epic Saga)

 

Reader Views Literary Awards

2016 2nd Place Winner, Fantasy Book of the Year

Bookvana

2016 Finalist, Science Fiction Best Book Award


Colorado Independent Publishers Association

2016 Merit Award, Fiction/Fantasy Book of the Year

Colorado Independent Publishers Association

2016 Finalist, Fiction/Fantasy Book of the Year

International Book Awards

2016 Finalist, Fantasy Book of the Year

Next Generation Indie Book Awards

2016 Finalist, E-Book Fiction Book of the Year

Independent Press Awards

2017 Winner, Epic Fantasy Book of the Year

National Association of Book Entrepreneurs

2018 Winner, Fantasy NABE Summer Pinnacle Book Achievement Award

NYC Big Book Award

2018 Winner, Fantasy Book of the Year

NYC Big Book Award

2018 Winner, Epic Fantasy Book of the Year


Praise from the many readers and reviewers of “PO” below…

“Author B.A. Vonsik has done an absolutely amazing job in creating characters that readers will connect with and relate to… Vonsik’s skill in world creation is simply second to none.” 5 STARS, Readers’ Favorite, 2015

“An epic fantasy [Primeval Origins: Paths of Anguish] that will take you to the edge of time and keep you on the edge of your seat.” 5 STARS, Readers’ Favorite, 2015

“As a reader, I always look for novels that keep me guessing what will happen next and this novel did that for me. I could not guess what would happen next. The best thing about this novel was that I could turn to any page or chapter and I would experience the same thrill. The novel is consistent and has beautifully developed characters that will make you keep thinking long after you have finished reading the novel.” 5 STARS, Readers’ Favorite, 2015

“Whoa! In a fast-paced thrill ride of a read…” 5 STARS, Readers’ Favorite, 2015

“Primeval Origins: Paths of Anguish …is nothing if not an exciting and must-read adventure story.” 5 STARS, Readers’ Favorite, 2015

“While very strongly rooted in the fantasy realm, the environments were also believable, and that certainly is not always the case with works in this genre.” 5 STARS, Readers’ Favorite, 2016

“Any reader who enjoys fantasy, action, adventure, a thrill while reading or just a plain good book should absolutely read Primeval Origins: Light of Honor…” 5 STARS, Readers’ Favorite, 2016

“As I finished the last page of this novel, my first thought was, ‘Oh wow!’” Reader Views, 2016

“I was moved by the characters and the author’s vivid details of the conditions in which they were living.” Reader Views, 2016

“The personal involvement of the characters was impressive, and it was both horribly suspenseful and entertaining to watch them put these talents to use.” Reader Views, 2016

“An absorbing read throughout, “Primeval Origins: Light of Honor” is an original science fiction story that is highly recommended for high school and community library YA Fiction collections.” Reader Views, 2016

“I find the protagonists in the middle of a dangerous event, one that may spell the end for the main characters I am just touching base with again. Needless to say the adrenaline is pumping this early in the tale, so I start flipping pages as quickly as I can to find out what will happen to the characters I know while trying to remember what state they were in since I saw them last. I make it to the end breathless, excited for what could happen to the characters in the third volume. And because I am still trying to get my bearings after what I read, I start reading the story again!” Maria C. Cuadro, 2016

“All readers, regardless of them having read the first volume or not, will feel like they have been deposited onto a whirling tornado or the crest of a tsunami, and the best thing to do is ride it out to the very end. I find it to be a very exhilarating ride!” Maria C. Cuadro, 2016

“Book should definitely be made into a movie! From the opening scene to the very last pages it was impossible to put it down.” Ellie Midwood, 2017

[Light of Honor is] “…so exceptionally written…this series is destined to be recognized as a classic.” 5 Stars! Reader Views, 2016

[Light of Honor] – “Vonsik has done an absolutely amazing job in creating characters that readers will connect with and relate to.” Readers Favorite, 2016

“When in relaxed mode the dialogue between characters is believable and engaging, but when in action mode it is never ending and edge of your seat action.” 5 STARS, Goodreads, 2016

“Story that’s always alive with possibilities, and it keeps readers guessing…an ambitious, often engaging adventure through time.” KIRKUS Reviews, 2017

“Vonsik’s tale of mythic creatures and wars between good and evil are fast paced and extensive…Ultimately the author delivers another riveting fantasy epic.” BookLife Contest Review, Sept 2019

“[Primeval Origins: Rise of Serpents] Prose is lively, immediate, and immersive.” BookLife Contest Review, Sept 2019

“Originality is the primary strength of this series…the scope of Vonsik’s work is admirable, ambitious, and unique.” BookLife Contest Review, Sept 2019

“Readers will greatly benefit from reading the previous books in the series, but the already established characters show enough individuality and distinction in this third volume [Rise of Serpents] to resonate without the full volume of their backstories.” BookLife Contest Review, Sept 2019

“Primeval Origins: Rise of Serpents…a fascinating tale, really well-written and with some cool characters.” Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers Favorite, 2019

“Primeval Origins: Rise of Serpents…a truly unique and inspiring story. If you love stories about legends, myths, and mythical creatures, you are guaranteed to love this [book]…” Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers Favorite, 2019

“Primeval Origins: Rise of Serpents is a work of action-packed science fiction…” K.C. Finn for Readers Favorite 2019 Award (Silver Award, Christian Fantasy / SciFi)

“Primeval Origins is a conceptually fascinating series which is certain to draw in readers who are interested in the world of mythology and its potential origins in ancient times.” K.C. Finn for Readers Favorite 2019 Award (Silver Award, Christian Fantasy / SciFi)

“…author B. A. Vonsik writes with an epic atmosphere, calling up old echoing voices with their speeches, proverbs, and warnings as Nikki discovers the frightening reality of the Old Serpents.” K.C. Finn for Readers Favorite 2019 Award (Silver Award, Christian Fantasy / SciFi)

“Primeval Origins: Rise of Serpents…I found the plot as twisty and dangerous as the snakes themselves, with a well-balanced pace of thoughtful discovery and intense moments of adventure.” K.C. Finn for Readers Favorite 2019 Award (Silver Award, Christian Fantasy / SciFi)

“…a superb story told with a cinematic eye for scope and detail…” K.C. Finn for Readers Favorite 2019 Award (Silver Award, Christian Fantasy / SciFi)

“…Primeval Origins: Rise of Serpents comes very highly recommended for fantasy, science fiction and mythology fans of all ages.” K.C. Finn for Readers Favorite 2019 Award (Silver Award, Christian Fantasy / SciFi)

 “Primeval Origins: Rise of Serpents by B.A. Vonsik [with its]…ominous atmosphere, the thrilling pace, and the exceptional characters kept my attention until the very end.” Rabia Tanveer for Readers’ Favorite, 2019

The action, the adventure and the sheer brilliance of the narrative was enough for me to read the story in a single go and love every single second of it. A riveting conclusion!” Rabia Tanveer for Readers’ Favorite, 2019

“B.A. Vonsik continues to explore a vivid history and a detailed world with dangerous beings and plenty of surprises awaiting the characters around every turn.” Liz Konkel for Readers’ Favorite, 2019

“You never know what to expect with each chapter keeping you guessing.” Liz Konkel for Readers’ Favorite, 2019

“The language is fitted to this world with Vonsik capturing your attention with dialogue specific to various characters and their use of speech helps create diverse characters that further shape the world.” Liz Konkel for Readers’ Favorite, 2019

“Primeval Origins: Rise of Serpents by B.A. Vonsik…an unforgettable adventure.” Liz Konkel for Readers’ Favorite, 2019

“Primeval Origins: Rise of Serpents is an epic tale of adventure that explores a unique history, rich mythology, dangerous journeys, stunning sea-dragons, and a surprising ending.” Liz Konkel for Readers’ Favorite, 2019

“This story [Primeval Origins: Rise of Serpents] is definitely one for the reader who seeks true epic fantasy.” Grant Leishman for Readers’ Favorite, 2019

“Author B A Vonsik has created a world in which all of our most fantastical nightmares and legends about the past and the origins of humanity have come true.” Grant Leishman for Readers’ Favorite, 2019

“Simply put, this [Primeval Origins: Rise of Serpents] is the eternal battle of good vs evil played out on an epic stage across epochs.” Grant Leishman for Readers’ Favorite, 2019

“[B A Vonsik] has a superb and engaging style which keeps the reader riveted and turning the pages.” Grant Leishman for Readers’ Favorite, 2019

“The fight scenes (and there are plenty of them) were incredibly descriptive and realistic. One could almost hear and feel the magical power in the air.” Grant Leishman for Readers’ Favorite, 2019

“If epic fantasy is your thing, then I have little doubt this book will sustain you and give you plenty to think about.” Grant Leishman for Readers’ Favorite, 2019

“B.A. Vonsik pens an ambitious storyline with incredible creativity and attention to detail, enabling the reader to escape into an exceptionally magical fantasy world.” Amanda Rofe for Readers’ Favorite, 2019

“Hang on to your seat for a whirlwind journey with a mythical ride through myth, legend, biblical prophecy and the end times.” Amanda Rofe for Readers’ Favorite, 2019

“Rogaan is a richly satisfying character, as are most of the cast. I enjoyed all the main protagonists and many of the others!” Amanda Rofe for Readers’ Favorite, 2019

“Rise of Serpents takes the reader on a truly mystical exploration of another time and place.” Amanda Rofe for Readers’ Favorite, 2019

Online Reviews 

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https://cms.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/brett-vonsik/paths-anguish/

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