Tommy Black and the Coat of Invincibility
Series: Tommy Black #2 (see #1)
By Jake Kerr
396 pages – ages 9+
Published by Currents & Tangents Press on January 4, 2016
Synopsis- Tommy Black has freed most of the marids in England and America – magical beasts that were enslaved and placed into locomotive engines – and is currently at odds with the greatest magician in England because of it. Because of the second world war going on, and the need for transport (trains!) is great, Tommy has effectively put Britain at odds to winning against Germany. So, a deal is made – Tommy won’t be stopped from his mission of freeing enslaved magical creatures, and he will actually be given resources to do so… If he goes into Germany to free their enslaved creatures. Tommy accepts, and he and his friends get ready to go to Germany. But what happens when Tommy’s Staff of Light begins working unreliably?
What I Thought- This was an amazing book. I found it pretty ironic that Tommy never actually sets foot in Germany at all. That was a tad funny. The story takes a realistic side-trip, and the plot spurs on from that. The book is mostly action, with a little bit of darkness, and a little bit of humor. It reads almost as if you were at a movie theater. There is a lot of character development within Tommy, as he matures and comes more into his role as Archmage. Mr. Kerr has a good writing style that draws you into the book, making it appear rather realistic, and leaving the reader wishing it was possible to live in the world created. I enjoyed this book immensely, didn’t expect certain twists, and can’t wait for book 3!
I give this book five out of five bookworms.