A world apart is an excellent book. It is a story that covers four generations, who grew up in Doves Meadow. The majority of the story though, is about three friends, Demetrius, Eleyna and Halcyon. As kids they form their own gang and challenge each other's skills. As teenagers Demetrisu and Eleyna have discovered they love each other but cannot find the courage to tell each other. Due to miscommunication and misunderstanding, Eleyna agrees to marry Halcyon. The choices they made change the course of their lives forever. On the day of their marriage Demetrius leaves Dove's Meadow to join the Order, the military government that runs Elecheron. Eleyna and Halcyon find themselves in a circumstance that brands them as outlaws, murderers. They flee for their lives and end up working on a pirate ship. Due to a twist in fate, unbeknownst to Eleyna and Halcyon, they sidetrack Demetrius's career, sentencing him to the Pit, a sewer infested hole with other thieves. This story has many twists and turns and some things you know are coming but you don't know how. This is not a quick read, but it is a very interesting one. David has created this whole other world, Elecheron and has done an excellent job of doing just that. I look forward to reading more by this author. (I received a copy of A World Apart to review for David's Book Blog Tour.) I love this book.