Lettering and Literature

Refractors Volume 1: Evoke

Author: The Brothers Epps
Series: Refractors (Book 1)
Paperback: 654 pages
Publisher: The Brothers Epps; 1st edition (February 5, 2019)
Language: English

A sudden outbreak of highly intelligent and exceptionally lethal monsters has plunged the Kingdom of Aruria into peril. The clandestine paramilitary organization — known to a select few as the International Guild of Investigators of the Supernatural — is all that stands between mankind’s salvation and its violent extinction.

With the divine ability to impose their will on energy and matter, Serec, Sa’Sha, and NaRyn have the power to remake the fabric of spacetime. But when these teens find themselves at the center of this conflict, they must risk their freedom and their lives to unravel the mystery behind these creatures before their world descends into complete chaos.

The Brothers Epps take us on a journey through the world of Orbis — where heavenly beings and hellish foes struggle in the shadows for dominance. The first of the five-volume action-adventure series, Evoke is brimming with electrifying action, intriguing mystery, heartbreaking decisions, unexpected romance, and shattered expectations.

What I thought: The brothers Epps have created a lush new world in Orbis. I liked the vocabulary of this universe and how easy it was to pick up their meaning without requiring someone to hold my hand and directly tell me what it means. As a writer, I have a hard time of attempting this so I definitely give props to our authors in making this world feel real and approachable. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this fast-paced story. This action-packed adventure kept me at the edge of my seat until the very end. Can’t wait for the next book!

The Quote: I never said I could do it alone. But just because someone can’t do everything, doesn’t mean no one should do anything.

Why I chose it: I really like the character Serec – the brothers Epps have done a great job showing what a great hero he is. This quote really rang true to me because I agreed with him. Sometimes you have to do what you can to help people. You can’t always assume someone else will take care of it. Great quote!

About the Author:


Brandon Epps is a writer of Young Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction and an avid philosopher. When he’s not questioning the nature of reality, he enjoys reading, writing, photography, playing video games, learning, traveling and spending time with his wife and two daughters. A U.S. Army veteran of 13 years, his travels have taken him from the icy mountaintops of Afghanistan to the sunny beaches of Hawaii (where he failed miserably at surfing). He’s been described as both amiable and cynical, and his experiences in the military have shaped how he approaches storytelling and life. He is a huge fan of fantasy and sci-fi, and his influences include Veronica Roth, Pierce Brown, Brandon Sanderson, George R.R. Martin, Neal Shusterman, Hajime Isayama, and Hideo Kojima. Brandon is an introvert who really likes people and loves connecting with other authors and readers.

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