Going by the cover copy for Well of Sorrows by Benjamin Tate, I was expecting an epic fantasy. I didn't get that. The book seemed to me to be more of an alternate history, reminding me of immigrants to the US in the 1880's and the pioneers going west but without the excitement and adventure of such a story. Honestly, I had a hard time staying with this book. It simply is not my kind of book and I did not find it entertaining. I'm giving it a 3 because it is well written. It just didn't do anything for me as a reader.
Colin Harten and his parents fled across the ocean to escape the Family wars in Andover. But trouble follows them and their fellow refugees to this new land, forcing them to abandon the settled areas for unexplored territory. It is here that they face even more mysterious beings and dangers. Now Colin must use the powers of the Well of Sorrows to survive-and bring peace to this troubled land.