Elven Jewel really deserves 5 stars. It's a classical epic fantasy that follows the best Lord of the Rings' tradition.
The plot is simple. The adventure starts when the Vergai, cruel soldiers who have the shape of reptile-like creatures, invade the peaceful world of Reloria. They want to steal the Elven Jewel, a magical stone able to create a shield to protect the Relorian land.
What makes this book special is the author's ability to create Reloria's world. The readers can see lush woods, the magnificent elven palace, and small country towns of Reloria as if they were real in front of their eyes.
Besides, all the characters are believable and three-dimensional. From the young halflings, sweet and brave, to the dwarves, funny and stubborn, to the noble knights, all of them embody heroes with timeless values. Only their friendship, bravery, and loyalty can save Reloria. But their mission comes at a cost. Their peaceful lives change for good. They have to face terrible dangers, and they suffer dramatic losses.
My favorite characters are the fairies, tiny and beautiful. They are closely linked to the halflings, and they help them in their mission. The fairies don't speak much but they manage to express their feelings with their behavior and moves.
Finally, the book is wonderfully written. The author's style is simple and flowing, and perfectly goes along with the fast-paced action.
I recommend the book to the lovers of fantasy genre of all ages, from middle grade to adults.
I can't wait to read the second episode of the saga.
I won a copy of this book in a giveaway.
By Sara L. - See all my reviews
This review is from: Elven Jewel (Hunters of Reloria trilogy Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
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