Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Reviews by Christian and Emily

The Oracles of Delphi Keep
By Victoria Laurie

Middle grade adventure
Due May 26, 2009 in hardcover
Reviewed by Christian Ehrnrooth

I recommend this book because I thought that it was a really exciting book. Readers who like fantasy adventures like; Christopher Paolini’s Eragon and Susan Cooper’s The Dark is Rising Series, will like this book too.

In the story, Ian and his sister Theo (short for Theodosia) are having a splendid life, at least for a pair of orphans living in an English castle on a cliff. But this is about to change. While searching the caves in the cliffs below the castle, they come across a silver box, and from the moment this happens they are put into danger. They narrowly escape the jaws of a Hell Hound while trying to exit the cave. When the silver box is later opened, the kids find a prophecy written on an ancient scroll. Three thousand years ago a great Greek oracle, Laomida wrote of a great quest, a quest on which the fate of the world depends. Suddenly Ian and Theo are thrust on a journey to solve the mysteries of the scroll and to save the world from enormous danger.

The Demon King: A Seven Realms Novel
by Cinda Williams Chima
Young Adult Fantasy
Due October 2009
Review by Emily

This is a story of two teenagers living in a fantasy world with themes of the real world. Han struggles to get food for his family and stay out of trouble while Raisa, the princess heir of Fellsmarch tries to keep her independence instead of marry whoever her mother wants her to at 16 years old. The two of them meet up in the middle of the book and are also connected through other people they both know. I really liked this book because it had all sorts of themes in it: wizards, romance, social status. There's always a lot happening, even though it is a long book. It is the kind of book anyone can enjoy.


William Dunigan said...

Greetings to one and all:

Sounds as though this would be a book that the young folks would really like.

I'm a fulltime writer myself. I've written three books so far. I'm now on my fourth book.

Two of them have been published and one is awaiting my putting the finishing touches on the editing.

My last book to be published, which I'll leave a link on here of, if that is permissible. Some blog space allows that and others don't, as most probably know.

Warm regards to one and all.

William Dunigan

A Million Words said...

I'd be happy to read your book (and pass it on to kids) if you send me a copy. The address is at the top of the blog. : ) Congratulations!

Casey Rideout said...

Great reviews you two, I am very impressed. I think I'm going to pick up both of these books. Let me know if you have any other recomendations.