So Five Kingdoms – Sky Raiders has come to my desk and I am really, really eager to read it. I have so many books to read at the moment and so little time in which to do it though. This book is one I’m keeping to treat myself with, I will hit certain other targets from my to do list then I will pick it up and I don’t expect to be spoken to for the next couple of days. I will let you know how I go.
For now though here is the trailer:
I received my copy from the publisher.By: Brandon Mull
Spirit Animals bk 1
When a child turns 11 they are tested to see if they have the ability to bond with a Spirit Animal. It is a special gift that gives great powers to both. Some people come from long lines of bonded others are never expected to have the ability. Still all are tested. Things are unsettled throughout the land though and from four different corners four children summon the most unheard of animals. Wolf, leopard, panda and falcon. There is a reason no-one summons these creatures, for they are creatures from legend. Now though things have changed as Connor, Abeke, Meilin and Rollan each find themselves bonded to a great beast.
It soon becomes apparent that these four are key to the great battle that is drawing upon them, they will all have a part to play as the fate of Erdas has fallen on their shoulders, however unprepared they are for it.
A great adventure story. The four central characters are very different and this makes for an interesting dynamic. They are very distinctive characters who have different backgrounds that influence them, different cultures they come from and different motivations that drive them. The story itself is interesting, a great threat, the return of creatures of legend whose power isn’t what it once was because they are so young again. The world created by Mull is detailed, the races distinctive and easy to visualise as they are drawn from that which many would find familiar. There is much growth needed in the following books and it will be interesting to see where it goes. A fun concept, a battle of good and evil, a wonderful (hopefully) adventure in the process.
A thoroughly enjoyable read.
Publisher: Scholastic Australia
Published: 01 October 2013
Format: Paperback 208 pages
Categories: Adventure, Fantasy
ISBN 13: 9781742839974
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