I found myself entangled in the pages of a Narnia like world… captured by the adventure that can only come from a well written read… ~ Sheila
Janner, Tink, and Leeli Igiby thought they were normal children with normal lives and a normal past. But now they know they’re really the Lost Jewels of Anniera, heirs to a legendary kingdom across the sea, and suddenly everyone wants to kill them.
Their escape brings readers to the very brink of Fingap Falls, over the Stony Mountains, and across the Ice Prairies, while villains galore try to stop the Igibys permanently. Fearsome toothy cows and horned hounds return, along with new dangers: a mad man running a fork factory, a den of rockroaches, and majestic talking sea dragons.
Andrew Peterson’s lovable characters create what FantasyBookCritic.com says made Book One “one of the best fantasy novels in a very long time,” and Book Two contains even more thrills, exploring “themes universal in nature, ranging from the classic good versus evil, to the importance of family, and burdens of responsibility.”
Andrew Peterson is the author of On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness and The Ballad of Matthew’s Begats . He’s also the critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter and recording artist of ten albums, including Resurrection Letters II. He and his wife, Jamie, live with their two sons and one daughter in The Warren near Nashville, Tennessee. Visit Andrew’s websites: www.andrew-peterson.com and www.rabbitroom.com.
My Thoughts: It took me a ways into the book to finally capture the flow of this read. I wonder if part of that is due to the fact that I had not read book one – On The Edge Of The Dark Of Darkness. I did not even know this was a sequal until after I had begun reading….
Once the book grabbed hold of me – I flew through the pages picking up elements that I loved about Narnia. This book is well written with elements that could keep me guessing. I have to admit this was not as easy a read as I found the Narnia books to be. I struggled in points keeping track of all the action and what and the where… I think young 8 – 13 year olds may enjoy this very much…. I get the impression it would really be their thing.
On this particular book I goofed and wound up on two different blog tours with it. Due to this I have two books to giveaway. (Remember Christmas is coming – this would make a wonderful gift!)
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Thank you to both Kelly and Staci for offering me a chance to review this book.
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