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She is going to live with her great aunt Letty. On arrival at Mortimer Manor, and left alone to get ready for dinner, Jorie explores her new bedroom, and finds a book. The book is concealed beneath a loose floorboard. This book is titled The flying Dragons of Varadwan, and begins a thrilling adventure for Jorie, her new friend Rufus, and the reader.
The characters, the creatures, and lands that the children encounter, and come to, are well written, and compelling. The premise of the story is simple enough, and the ending opens up the possibility of a second book about Jorie.
My one flaw would be that the ending felt rushed, as if the finding of the final two stones was an after thought.
Jorie and the Magic Stones captured my imagination.
The book is a good old fashioned fantasy, with a mystery feel to it, and the villains, and dastardly creatures, were cruel, but had their opportunities to show their softer side.
(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review)
So many things to recommend this novel - a mysterious old book hidden beneath the floorboards, dragons, magical lands, a wonderfully feisty female lead who is such a positive role model, a friendship that knows no bounds. Yeah, I think we can safely say the adult me loved Jorie And The Magic Stones.
Whilst I do have admiration for some of the more adult issues featured in some of today's children's books, that authors feel able to write about the issues effecting some children, I must admit to finding it refreshing that here was good 'old-fashioned' story telling at its best.
A girl: smart and polite, a boy: a bit of a rascal and yet with a sensitive side, a wonderful adventure with just the right amount of peril for what I think of as a book aimed at those 10+.
Whilst not ending on a cliff-hanger, indeed this particular adventure, the search for three stones, concluded well, the story was however left wide open for another adventure. An adventure that I was delighted to discover ensues in the next instalment, Jorie And The Gold Key.
Copyright: Tracy Terry @ Pen and Paper
Disclaimer: Read and reviewed on behalf of Book Publicity Services, no financial compensation was asked for nor given
Jorie and the Magic stones is a fantastically written fantasy story and keeps you eager for that sense of adventure. You have dragons, books under the floorboards, mysterious lands and villains. I was always excited to see what would happen next!
The teamwork and friendship between Jorie and Rufus is loyal and trustworthy, all children need a relationship like they have. I would say that this book is for ages 8 years and up, but adults will love it just the same as well.
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Majorie Beatrice Weaver (Jorie) is the heroine in this book and readers will adore her. She is an adventurous and imaginative 9 year old with ‘hair of fire’. When she comes to stay with her aunt the adventure begins. She meets Rufus who lives nearby with his grandfather. Together they set off on an quest to bring the three magic stones together in a battle of good versus evil. Throughout the journey they meet some characters who each help in their own little way. Rufus bonds with the baby dragon who is like a puppy. He was adorable.
I was pleased with how Jorie and Rufus develop throughout the book. There are several characters in the book and I found them easy to keep up with. Jorie is an endearing character and role model for girls. She tried very hard to be obedient. The only issue I saw was her lying to her aunt and others which may disappoint some parents.
I could not but continue reading the development and unfolding of this creative and magical story with its strong and unusual characters and its very descriptive writing.
This beautifully written book of adventure and mysterious powers, with its mostly delightful inhabitants and where good eventually triumphs over evil, will enchant the reader as it did me.