Elven Jewel is the first instalment within `The Hunters of Reloria' trilogy and an exciting new edition to the genre, targeted towards the younger reader (middle-grade/ YA) and yet is something that can equally be enjoyed by adult alike. This fantastical creation containing myth, magic and fairies is an adventure story of a lifetime, which takes you on a dark perilous quest into the unknown that you'll never forget!
*The purity and simplicity of this story is what makes it stand out within such a crowded, hugely popular (and competitive) genre in which many self-published works can get overlooked.
As far-removed as one could possibly imagine from say for instance those darker, grittier fantasy novels like George RR Martin's epic sequence `A Song of Ice & Fire' (which is something many fantasy readers of the 21st Century seem to expect these days). The light prose is slanted on the naïve side, so as to appeal to the younger reader and so expectations are met if you seek a sensational `children's' fantasy that's wide reaching and extensive. This captivating and hugely entertaining, riveting read was a pleasant delight and one that I would highly recommend.
I would like to thank the author for providing me with an e-copy of his debut novel to read & review.
Five star review.
A supremely magical fantasy story of extraordinary depth and inspired vision,
April 30, 2014
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Great 'Fire and Ice Dragon' by Ashleigh, age 11