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Awesome Review for Plagued Primortus

On Amazon-$7.99 Ebook– $19.99 Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Big Book Big Finish
January 19, 2019
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
I particularly like reading series stories and this final book in the Primortus Chronicles is the best of the three! First, I was surprised at what a big book it is, but like that the book includes enough detail and description to draw you into the action. Next, I recognized the plot drew on issues “plaguing” society today, yet put a youthfully fanciful twist to it. And finally, my favorite part was the discussion on choices, consequences, and suffering (you’ll have to figure out for yourself just which discussion that is)! Yes, it is fantasy–but there is certainly an underlying message worth discovering. PS: Attention getting cover!


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The Hobbit, Again.

 

The Hobbit book

5 stars

There and back again…How could I resist returning to Middle Earth for an adventure? Especially since I’ve co-authored a fantasy/adventure set in New Zealand myself. Truth be told. I remember reading (well, sort of skimming) The Hobbit in my childhood and sadly I didn’t appreciate J.R.R. Tolkien‘s flawless storytelling back then. But this time as I followed little Bilbo Baggins on his dangerous journey I was in awe of the author’s rich and imaginative use of words. But I also couldn’t help wondering how this sweet fairytale would’ve been received were it to have been written in 2013.

 
Would today’s reviewers criticize Tolkien about the character of Bard popping up out of nowhere to play such an important part? *No spoilers here*  But it truly gave me pause as I read the “Fire and Water” chapter. Is it just me, or does it seem kind of anticlimactic? Then again, maybe Tolkien’s ability to use a humble hero like Bilbo in a way you might not expect is what makes The Hobbit so brilliant!

So even if you’ve read it before, it’s definitely worth going “there and back again!”