Hello blogoshpere! How are you tonight?
I just got back from karate. I am really excited because I am going to be testing for my junior black belt next Saturday. That will make two black belts in two different martial arts for me! WOO!
But enough about me – I am here to announce a winner! A winner of what you ask?
THE WINNER OF ROBIN NEWMAN’S FABULOUS CHILDREN”S BOOK – THE CASE OF THE MISSING CARROT CAKE (see my review HERE)!
And the winner is —–
Congratulations Ms. Viau! I will be emailing you to get the address you’d like your book sent to. :o)
Now on to today’s review!
By Laurie McKay
Series: Last Musketeer
352 pages – ages 8+
Published by HarperCollins on February 3, 2015
Synopsis- Caden was a son of King Axel, King of the Razzon Winterlands. He was the youngest sibling, and felt like he had to prove himself. And he planned to do it on his Quest Day to slay a dragon. Suddenly, the king, Caden’s father, wakes him up in the middle of the night saying it is Caden’s time for his quest. Where is the ceremony? Where are the people? Caden quickly runs off into the night. And then, a flash of light, and… Where is he? And why is Brynne, the young sorceress whom hates Caden, there with him? Why is there no magic? And why are there no dragons in this land of Carolina of the North (AKA North Carolina)? This is all too strange!
What I thought- This was a cool book. There is a unique mixture of medieval characters, magical objects, and a modern-day setting. The characters are well-thought out and realistic. They make you feel like you are there with them as they traverse throughout North Carolina. Ms. McKay has a great writing style. It engages you and draws you into the story. I would like to read more of Ms. McKay’s writing. The humor in the book kept me laughing throughout it, as Caden tried to adjust to living in our modern-day dimension. The mystery of the teachers at the school really added a great touch to the overall story. It is a solid start to this new series.