White Mountain

So here’s another post in my once in a blue moon book review series!!

WHITE MOUNTAIN

By Sophie E Tallis

A dying culture hidden from our own. An ancient people conquered by human progress. A ruthless changeling bent on revenge and power…and a wizard and dragon determined to stop him.

Amongst our modern world, lies another. An archaic and hidden world of tradition, sorcery and magic. Lost, long before the last Ice Age and barely surviving beneath the onslaught of human advance, it now faces its greatest challenge and its bitterest enemy.

As dark demons awaken from our past, the last remaining wizards are being hunted and murdered by a changeling of terrifying strength.

Attacked and drained of most of his powers, a dying sorcerer must race against time to save himself and the fate of all, from an enemy intent on cleansing the planet and destroying humanity…

I have to say I really really loved this book, not just because it has a wonderful brave dragon in it and some amazing illustrations, but also because the story is gripping and exciting.

The story follows two friends Mr Agyk a wise old wizard and Gralen a large portly green dragon. They receive a message from a wizard friend of Mr. Agyk who appears to be in trouble and set out to help him. This is the start of an adventure that tests them to the limit and takes them to many far off corners of the world.

The descriptions paint vivid pictures, which draw you into the story and the story line keeps you wanting to read more and more. I thoroughly enjoyed this and can’t wait to get my hands on the next instalment. I would recommend White Mountain to anyone, a truly wonderful story, and so I give it five gold dragons!!!

5 Gold Dragons

 

Land of Midnight Days

By Katrina Jack

Before I started to read this book I wasn’t sure if it was going to be for me. Well I shouldn’t have worried! I was swept in right from the start. Here’s the synopsis:

What would you do if your life was filled with fear: hide, run away – or would you fight back?
In a city at war with itself, Jeremiah Tully already knows how to survive, now he must learn how to live. Mute from birth, of mixed race heritage and his only possession a charmed flute, Jeremiah tries to discover where his remarkable talent as a musician will take him.

Briefly because I hate giving away the plot of any book, it’s about Jeremiah Tully a young mixed race boy who’s been abandoned by his mum into the care of a brutish landlord of a run down guest house. Jeremiah is unable to speak and gets by in the gang ravished town were he lives by playing his flute for tips. His flute was a present from his mother, left in the care of his landlord until his 9th birthday. The gangs are becoming more aggressive and the population are too frightened to do anything about the situation. Jeremiah gets pulled into the heart of the trouble as disaster creeps ever closer.

The story is well structured and fast paced and the action keeps coming as the tension builds. I could clearly picture the characters and the descriptions were good making this an engaging read. It more than held my interest, dragging me back at every opportunity to find out what was going to happen next!

Yes I would definitely recommend this book, it’s a great read! I’m going to award it 5 gold dragons, well done Katrina Jack!!

5 Gold Dragons