£3.68
  • RRP: £4.99
  • You Save: £1.31 (26%)
FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10.
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Xenitha: 1 (Xenitha Trilo... has been added to your Basket
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Xenitha: 1 (Xenitha Trilogy) Paperback – 9 Jul 2013


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback, 9 Jul 2013
"Please retry"
£3.68
£3.68

Trade In Promotion



Product details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Eloquent Books; 2 edition (9 July 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1606936379
  • ISBN-13: 978-1606936375
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,601,279 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
5 star
3
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 4 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mehajabeen Farid on 4 Jun. 2010
Xenitha is overall a pretty good story with a fairly strong plot and good description.

There are many lovable characters but personally, as a child, I think I would have preferred the book if the grandfather was not in the story so much. Maybe, he could have had the shop and while Ethan and Abigail are exploring they come across the writing on the table - because like Harry Potter, the main characters, if aimed at children, should pretty much be children/ teenagers, because more could have happened without him there. For example, Ethan could have expressed he liked Abbie as more than a friend (a good story has comedy + adventure + romance + tragedy).

Some of the characters are similar to some in Harry Potter. For example, kibblekytes remind me of hippogriffs and the gillyweasels are a bit like elves. However, pretty much all the characters have strong, unique personalities.
On the contrary, the characters are not memorable, even if they are enchanting, and I had, at parts, trouble remembering who was who.

In my opinion, you have named too many characters. For instance, Antwan did not need to be identified as Antwan: he could easily have just been known as a resident of Glaxton or such.

The plot is very strong and quite gripping however the writing style is slightly weak and jerky. Personally, I think there is too much dialogue in comparison to other books which have more description/ action rather than the action being conveyed through speech.
It is, however, very gracefully written as not to frighten the younger audience yet keep then enthralled all the way through.

Xenitha is a charming book, written by an aspiring author, whom one day, I am sure will be right up there amongst Rowling and Morpurgo, and I look forward to purchasing the second book of the series.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ruth Brown on 24 Oct. 2009
Athough this book was written for children, it is also adult reading. As friends and family have enjoyed reading it too, and are looking forward to the follow up of the second book. It is an adventurous story filled with whimsical creatures and a frightening sorceress.
For a new author this book has a good story line, and the description of the creatures make them sound realistic. Although there is a lot of action it has been tastefully written, which would not scare a younger reader.
I hope this author has a lot of success with her books and that the next one won't be too long following.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By izzy on 26 Sept. 2010
The story was brilliant, the plot was fun and the character's were brought to life. The gillyweasels were my favourites and ,you can imagine what they all would look like in real life. It was very gripping from start to finish. Just from the first couple of chapters, I knew that I was going to be hooked and boy was I?! (just as my poor other half knew, who had to sleep with the light on as I couldn't put it down)!

My kids aged 3 and 12 enjoyed me reading this to them, so as for age group recommendations for this brilliant book, I'd say anything from 8 till 100. It's a brilliant book to read and I promise you won't get a better adventure than this. I so wanted to be there in the group, but am unsure if I could do as well as them.

I will definitely recommend this book to everyone I know. I even had a cry at the end! I'm now going to look out for the 2nd book as soon as I can. I'm also off to make gillyweasel cookies (don't ask!) for my children, as they want them so much. In summary - wow, get reading it now!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By M. N. Heath on 28 Nov. 2013
This was a great read. Vivid depictions of another world. If you like The lion,the witch and the wardrobe, you'll enjoy this.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 1 review
Xenitha by Y.S. Emery 26 Oct. 2009
By Gloria Vanderhoff - Published on Amazon.com
I just loved this book. Both of my younger kids have read it also. We like how the characters keep thier importance through out the book. I would recommend this to children of all ages. I can't wait to find out if this author has many more to come. I know my youngest is a HUGE fan already.
Was this review helpful? Let us know


Feedback