Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Author's Blood

By: Jerry B. Jenkins and Chris Fabry

I can not believe that I am done with this series. The Author’s Blood, written by Jerry B. Jenkins and Chris Fabry, is the last book of the Wormling series. The authors wrap everything up in a satisfying conclusion with some twists and turns that will make you thirst for more. This was a great book to read just like the several books before this one. I would recommend it to anyone who loves or even just likes to read fiction books.

The final battle is approaching and it will determine the future of all the worlds. Owen has grown a lot from a person who just reads books and is ignored to the person who will defeat the Dragon and rule everyone in kindness and generosity. Owen had just come back from the Highlands to find everything in ruins. Only a few survivors are left after the Dragon and his army burned and killed the army of the King’s Son. With only a few friends, the Book of the King, his sword, and his heartbroken heart, he travels across the Lowlands to fulfill the prophecy.

The Princess and the Hound

By: Mette Ivie Harrison

A princess. A hound. A prince. What would it be like to have a pet that never left your side? What would it be like to be heir of a kingdom in which animal magic is shunned yet you have it? Mette Ivie Harrison’s The Princess and the Hound answers those questions. Very original and entertaining, this exciting novel is recommended to animal and fantasy lovers. There are also a couple of twists and turn that will keep you gripping onto the book and not want to let go.

Prince George is heir to a kingdom in which animal magic is forbidden but he has it and tries to keep it a secret. Princess Beatrice is from an enemy kingdom and is an ignored daughter and has no true friends but is inseparable from her hound. They would have never met each other if not for that they were betrothed because they have so little in common. They are more similar than they think because each has a secret that needs to be kept hidden at all costs. Each is proud and stubborn and are bound to marry for the good of their kingdom. Will the prince and princess live happily ever after or live in hate for the rest of their lives.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Minions Of Time

By: Jerry B. Jenkins and Chris Fabry
Yikes! I do not even know where to start. The Minions of Time is written by Jerry B. Jenkins and Chris Fabry. This was such an awesome and great fantasy novel. As like with all the other three books before it, it continues the adventure of Owen Reeder and his mission for finding the Son. It was pretty easy to guess who was the King and Son after you have read the first book so I was not surprised at all when they said who was the King or Son.

The armies are assembling and getting ready to fight each other. People have grown weary of waiting for the King’s Son and want to take matters into their own hands. Owen Reeder, the Wormling, however, tells them to be patient and believe in the Book of the King and that there will be a battle but not until the King’s Son is found. As he travels across the territory, he soon learns the truth of not only who the King’s Son is but also where his bride-to-be is and the King’s long lost daughter is. After discovering the truth, Owen then starts to plan on how to defeat the Dragon but will he be prepared to face him alone?

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Here, There Be Dragons

By: James A. Owen
Here, There Be Dragons is a unique and entertaining book. Written by James A. Owen, he weaves together a novel that takes place before World War I and brings together three men from Oxford who have never met. I thought that this book was really interesting and good to read. I also thought that it was nice to have included some real life facts that made sense in the book.

John, Jack, and Charles are three men that have never met before. Perhaps it is because that they are all Oxford men and have some experiences with war that they were summoned to the crime scene of a mysterious murder. They instantly bond when they meet and since it was too late to catch a ride to go back home, John and Jack went to a private club just for the Oxford scholars with Charles and it is there that they learn that the world is much larger than it seems. Soon, a mysterious old man comes knocking on their door demanding to see the Caretaker. Curious about what he is talking about, they let him in and learn about the Imaginarium Geographica, which is an atlas of all the lands that have ever existed, including all the fairy tales, myths, and legends. The men then learn that it is their responsibility to keep the special book out of the hands of the Winter King, who wants it to rule the worlds, and prevent him from succeeding in building an army of shadows.

Monday, March 9, 2009

The Changeling

By Jerry B. Jenkins and Chris Fabry

Wow! I do not even know where to start. The Changeling, written by Jerry B. Jenkins and Chris Fabry, is an awesome book. It is the third book in the Wormling series and just as good, if not better, than the two books before it. Once I started, I could not stop and even if I had to go do some other things, I got up very reluctantly and grudgingly. I do not know what word to use in describing this book because even though I used the word awesome, I am not sure if it fits because it is so much better. :S I recommend it to anyone who loves or even likes reading fiction novels.

Owen and Watcher continue their search for the King’s Son, having escaped the Dragon for the second time in a row. But all is not well, soon the Dragon sends a Changeling, a being with the ability to change into anything, to persuade Owen and his partner to leave his mission. Owen soon meets people he knows and trusts on his travels and all of them either give Own advice on giving up on his mission or mislead him. Will Owen trust them and follow their advice or not listen to them and continue on his mission because things may not always seem the way they really are…

Friday, March 6, 2009

The Sword of the Wormling

By: Jerry B. Jenkins and Chris Fabry

The Sword of the Wormling, written by Jerry B. Jenkins and Chris Fabry, is the second installment in the Wormling series. Even better than the Book of the King, this book is filled with dramatic scenes that will take you along for the ride. Once I started, it got so interesting that I could not put the book down even for one second. This book deserves a rating of more than five stars and I would recommend it for people who like fantasy and quests.

Owen Reeder has just arrived to a mysterious world called the Lowlands that coexist with his world. Only after a few days of living there, someone dies saving him and his son comes to him for revenge. Barely escaping with his life, Owen and his new found friend, Watcher, need to travel to the isolated islands of Mirantha to find the one and only man that can help them with their search for the King’s Son. Another question soon pops up in the odd pair: Even if they ever find him, will he agree to help them?

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Book of the King

By: Jerry B. Jenkins and Chris Fabry

The Book of the King, by Jerry B. Jenkins and Chris Fabry, is a great book to read. At first, when I looked at it, it seemed like a books that no one really wanted to read and after I read the back, it sounded sort of boring, but I read it anyways and I did not regret it. I would give this fantasy novel a rating of five stars because once I started it, I could not put it down no matter what.

At first glance, Owen Reeder is your everyday normal teenaged boy, who loves to devour books (Not literally though :P). He gets bullied and pushed around like an unwanted piece of furniture, even in his own house. But beneath all this, there is more to Owen that even he does not know about. He is special and his unknown enemies know and are plotting to get rid of him. Soon, Owen knows that he is different by piecing together the whispers behind the wall of his house and when a stranger come in to his father's bookstore and gives him a beautiful, thick book, his life just got very, very dangerous.