The Dark Eagles Book 2: Wells In Desolation by David R. Smith

21 Jul

wellsThe Dark Eagles Book 2: Wells In Desolation

By David R. Smith

320 pages – ages 12+

Published by Vrigham Distribution on February 13, 2014

Kief and his friends are back in an all new adventure. After breaking Flinch, a friend, out of jail, Kief and Tarc, along with Flinch flee their country, which was invaded by soldiers from Gar. They are going to Gar to find Kief’s father, who had been held captive there for a long time. When mysterious “Stone Hunters” start chasing Kief, going after the mysterious stone that his grandfather gave to him, the friends get reckless and get a job on a ship that will take them to Gar. Little do they know that they will soon become prisoners for no good reason. Making a friend with a fellow prisoner, they escape. The man joins them and they head towards the Wells In Desolation – where Kief’s father is being held. But will they make it there, and back, ALIVE?

This was an action-packed book, much like the first book (to read my review of it, click HERE)! I love the thrills. Mr. Smith has got the fantasy world down! I love the descriptions and the humor in the dialogue. At first I was confused at the beginning of the book because it didn’t recap the first book (and I read the first book a while ago), but I soon got past it and just enjoyed the story. Kief is a great main character. He acts like you would expect him to act. At first I wasn’t sure about his age, but apparently, because Fundautum is a different planet, they age differently. That really helped, it’s just that it explained the aging differently at the end of the book – I wish it was sooner. I DO think that it was cool and nice of the author to have information about Fundautum at the beginning and end of the book – nice touch. The story is good and the plot is solid. I really like how the characters get along with each other. The book is a tad violent but not graphically. It is a great read for middle graders.

I give this book four out of five bookworms.fourbooks

Check out Mr. Smith’s website HERE!

 

 

10 Responses to “The Dark Eagles Book 2: Wells In Desolation by David R. Smith”

  1. julie rowan zoch July 21, 2014 at 7:14 pm #

    I like thrills too! Hope you’re making waves of your own this summer!

  2. Niamh Clune Plum Tree Books July 22, 2014 at 10:23 am #

    Great review, Erik. From the cover, Fundautum looks like a desert from the cover!

    • thiskidreviewsbooks July 28, 2014 at 11:45 am #

      That’s just where the Wells In Desolation are. Fundauntum has a climate like Earth – a mix of climates. :)

  3. readingwithrhythm July 27, 2014 at 3:34 pm #

    Sounds like a good adventure! I like the cover.

  4. Myra GB October 9, 2014 at 7:45 am #

    I have to agree with some of the comments written above – it does seem like the setting is in a desert based on the book cover.

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