Book Reviews: The Call to Search Everywhen series by Chess Desalls

Chess Desalls The Call to Everywhen is a light time travel fantasy that can be enjoyed by teens and adults alike. This series is magical and takes you to imaginary places by the most extraordinary means. Travel glasses that take you anywhere you can envision as long as you are in motion.  The books make for delightful reading for dreamers of any age.

Travel Glasses

Travel Glasses by Chess Desalls coverI had a slow start reading this book but once I actually sat down and got into the story I found it uniquely interesting. It is an unusual fantasy time travel novel. The plot was rather nebulous as it involved the female protagonist Calla, running from the man from whom she obtained the glasses, Valcas, and her efforts to learn how to use them to learn more more about him. The end did not wrap up the entire story and left me with many questions. The questions that Calla has at the end I am supposing will be answered in the rest of the series. I don’t often mind cliff hangers but this one was quite abrupt.
Calla is a pretty well developed character, though Valcas is still much of an enigma by the end I did get some indication of why he has become the puzzling man he is from some of his backstory revealed in the book. Travel Glasses is appropriate for teens and adults. I look forward to reading the rest of the series. I gave it a 4 out of 5 stars.

Insight Kindling

Insight Kindling by Chess Desalls coverThis second installment of The Call to Search for Everywhen series was even better than the first. To me this is a snuggle under a quilt and spend a day with entertaining light reading. Character and plot development are well done. The author continues to give readers more insight into characters from Travel Glasses and develops new characters very well. The plot is well done and is more engaging than the first book. Calla, Valcas, and a team of travelers with different talents are on a mission to find her father.  The mission turns into a dangerous adventure.  The end did not have an abrupt ending like the first book. There is more to the story, but, the plot line of this adventure did come a satisfying conclusion. I am looking forward to reading the third book. Content is appropriate for young adults and early teens, but adults of any age will enjoy this unique time travel fantasy. A five star read.

About grandmapeachy

I am a retired grandmother and amateur quilter. Generally I do not discuss religion and politics with people other than my family and even then I do more listening than talking. Because I dislike confrontation this blog is a way for me to express opinions that I hold on these and other issues without having to delve into controversial discussions with others who may not agree with me. I am also an avid supporter of indie authors. There are a lot of great books that are not available through traditional publishing and I believe that these stories need to be brought to the attention of the reading public.
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