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This review is from: The Golden Acorn: Bk.1: The Adventures of Jack Brenin (Paperback)
So many good reviews for this book already so I'll keep mine short.
A well researched book, with simple but effective characterisation and believable dialogue. The story is interesting and involving and should appeal to young readers with an interest in Roman Britain.
It's aimed. I'd guess, at junior school aged kids though it could be read to younger ones who'd enjoy the stories especially the talking birds, magic and funny troll like 'baddies'.
I'm an adult with a long standing love of fantasy (Tolkien, Donaldson etc) but I really enjoyed this book and here's why:
I found it a lovely book in the sense of the warmth and feeling of safety and love that runs thru the entire book!
Reminded me of half forgotten, half true memories of my childhood. All about innocence and happy endings. There is danger and suspense, the 'hero' knows some sadness in his life and there are some 'baddies' in the book but ..................you never doubt that 'good' will prevail at the end!
100% recommended for younger readers and jaded, older one's in search of some innocent escapism from our dreary, recession filled world!
Oh, and the follow up - Glasruhen Gate - is just as good!
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Initial post: 26 Jun 2011 17:09:37 BDT
Thank you for taking the time to review my book.
All feedback is gratefully received.
I was really glad you enjoyed the book and I think you have described so succinctly the ethos of my book.
I'd like to add your review to my website if you don't mind, I can always remove it if you object.
I've just finished book three, which should be out sometime this year.
In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jun 2011 17:52:59 BDT
MJ King says:
Of course you can! In fact I'd be honoured! So glad you liked my review. I'd best get on and review the 2nd one too! Can't wait for the 3rd one to come out....
In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jun 2011 22:52:45 BDT
Your comments can be viewed on the book review page on my website.
I do hope you enjoy the rest of the books in the series.
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