Book Review: Ren, the Man Behind the Monster

Posted May 12, 2016 by lomeraniel in Audiobooks, Fantasy, Review, Uncategorized / 0 Comments


I was provided a copy of this book in audio format by the author in exchange for an honest review.

After reading the Lucidites and the Reverians series I was intrigued by the character of Ren, the bitter dream traveler with a dark past. This book is the answer to our wishes. We witness Ren’s childhood and teenage years before the events happening in the Lucidites. Here we see how Ren’s personality was shaped.

Too powerful for his own good, a tormented soul, but also a coward. He renounced to happiness and became a monster to finally fight against the likes of him.

The book the is narrated in first person and it was a delight to get an insight of one of the brilliant minds of dream travelers, although I had sometimes mixed feelings, not knowing whether I hated or loved him.

But we also get a glimpse of what Ren becomes after the Reverians, and we will discover if he gets the redemption that he needs but does not think he deserves.

Tim Campbell does a fantastic job with this book. I had too look up where he was from, so believable was his British accent. For your information, he is American.

One thing that bothered me a bit towards the end of the book is the constant use of dialog tags. There is barely dialog in the first part, but it increases towards the end, and the constant repetition of ‘he says, she says’ felt a bit artificial.

If you’ve enjoyed the Lucidites and the Reverians series you need to read this book. Ren’s story is beautifully told and Campbell really becomes Ren at narrating this book.