Thursday, 4 December 2014
Ennara and the Fallen Druid by Angela Myron Review!
Title : Ennara and the Fallen Druid
Author : Angela Myron
Pages : 182
Published : July 31st 2014
Publisher : Patchwork Press
Source : Netgalley
When a mysterious curse threatens to transform everyone into shadowy demons, a magical eleven year-old girl must travel to a sunken city ruin—fighting pirates, monsters, and an undead sorcerer along the way—to find a weapon that can save her world.
My Thoughts :
This was such a surprise because it's quite dark. We start by seeing Ennara on her way to bring her cow into the shed but when she gets there it's dark and she can't find the cow. She starts searching and ends up tripping on something slippy, when she falls she sees the bell, but no cow! Suddenly she sees movement and next thing she knows theres something on top of her. It's a thing of nightmares and something Ennara never thought were real. The Shadowspawn are things of legend. One bite or scratch they give you will turn you into one of them. Luckily for Ennara, her father comes and saves her but from that moment on, Ennaras life is changed forever.
Lets talk about Ennara first, she is such a plucky and brave young girl. She is the Harry Potter of her world. She has always known she had magical powers but hadn't really used them. Now though, she has to learn quickly because in order to save her town, she has to travel to a sunken city and find a way to fight the Shadowspawn. What I loved about Ennara is that she is most definitely a shade of gray. She has bad magic and good magic in her and has to fight the draw of the bad. Yet she is good to the core. She is brave and no matter what comes her way, she will fight to save everyone else. She is most definitely a worthy heroine.
Kithe is Ennaras best friend and he inadvertently ends up accompanying Ennara and her uncle on their quest. He isn't magical but he is just as brave as Ennara. I really liked his character and am glad that he ended up with the "thing" at the end.
Overall Ennara and the Fallen Druid is an action packed read. It's quite dark but it's a book that will leave you breathless because there is so much action, adventure, magic and darkness in it. It's not just a magical story, it's a story of friendship, of overcoming darkness and of standing true to who you are. I think that the younger crowd would find it a bit frightening but for anyone over 11 or 12 it should be fine. I thoroughly enjoyed it and have already dived into book 2.
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I wouldn't have expected it to be dark based on the cover and blurb. The Shadowspawn sound so cool! (and creepy) There aren't usually shades of gray in middle grade main characters. I really want to read this now! :)ReplyDelete
I know right!!! It really surprised me that it was but it's still so so good. I loved everything about it.Delete