Event Zero Origin: The Last Watcher by LARS is a fantasy tale that opens with Ramdhelior, a Nulian, traveling to the city near his cave home for supplies. What he finds is much more than the finest spice blend… he finds himself guardian of a seemingly human infant named Bliss. After the town is ravaged, Ramdhelior takes Bliss across the Seven Worlds to keep her safe.
Bliss is no ordinary child, though, and as the years pass, Ramdhelior teaches her how to use her powers while discovering and accepting his own destiny.
LARS paints a diverse world full of goodness and evil, emotion, and a universal longing to find where one belongs. This author has written other books (the Sodenia series) under the name Luigi Robles and this work shared the same writing style–straight-forward, non-flowery, and character-focused. While the author’s style favors telling over showing, Event Zero Origin is a visually creative novel with a blend of old and new settings and situations. Sometimes the narrative felt slow and repetitive, but the story made up for it by the end.
Since this is the first book in the series, there are a lot of unanswered questions and a general lack of “reason” for the story, I am sure these will be fleshed out as the series progresses. This book feels complete as it follows Bliss through her formative years and ends with her discovering her own path, but part of me wanted to understand just a little more about what led up to the events in this book.
Overall, this is a great story for fans of magical stories and student/mentor stories with fantasy settings.