My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 unicorns - I really liked it!
**Book gifted to me by author for an honest review
Okay let’s start with the cover because that’s where we start with a book, right? I think is definitely leads you towards picking up the book. My son says it is neat and makes you think of adventure.
I originally set out reading this book with my son, but it is summer vacation, and my son would rather be outside with his friends. So he is still on chapter 7, but I went on and finished it because I was tired of waiting for him.
My son really likes this book so far, but chapter 7 has him confused. I’ll come back to this though.
The world that Christopher has created is really unique because it is a combination of modern technology mixed into this magical fantasy land. Christian and Tiberius are great characters that act like normal boys where one minute they are serious and the next they are laughing and doing silly boy things. There is all sorts of action with tests, battles, sword & axe play, magic creatures, and the overall battle against evil.
This is definitely a YA book; however, it is a bit advanced in language and descriptions for someone my son’s age. He is 12, and he is not the best reader because he mixes up letters and words confusing his understanding. I think the book is great because it’s wording is not simplistic so it is great for building vocabulary. It covers topics of hard work, overcoming fear & obstacles, and not to lose hope when things get difficult.
I definitely will continue reading the series, and the book will go to my classroom with me to share with my students in my classroom library.