The Riverton family had been enjoying a simple summer vacation when, through a fluke of nature, they found themselves in a strange new land.I'm always looking for new books as part of my job as manager of children's services at our local library (MoCS=children's librarian without a library degree). So, when I had the chance to review this book--I jumped at it.
The Riverton brothers quickly realize that in this world, they have gained unusual powers. Powers that their parents fear will attract the attention of Azazel himself – the merciless wizard who brutally controls this world.
The two brothers soon learn that an ancient prophecy has finally been initiated by their arrival in Trimoria. As the heirs of this prophecy, they are destined to lead the armies of men, dwarves, elves, and even a misfit ogre against the prophesied demon horde.
Only one thing stands in their way.
The evil wizard who has learned of their presence, and has sent assassins to wipe them from existence.
It had everything kids today are looking for--fantasy, adventure, with just the tiniest smidgin of a thought of romance.
Adults reading this book may hear echoes of an old Saturday morning TV show--Land of the Lost-- only there are no dinosaurs in this tale. There are, however, evil wizards, elves, ogres--keep your eye out on one particularly interesting ogre.
I'm looking forward to reading the second book in the series to find out what happens next with this intriguing family who have all been changed in more than one way.
About the Author: I am an Army brat and the first person in my family to be born in the United States. This heavily influenced my youth by instilling a love of reading and a burning curiosity about the world and all of the things within it. As an adult, my love of travel allowed me to explore many unimaginable locations. I participated in many adventures and documented them in what will be a series of books, the first of which you have just read.
Some might put these books in the Fantasy genre, and I never had issues with this label. After all, the adventures were, without any doubt in my mind, fantastic. I simply quibble with the label of “Fiction” that some might put on these tales. These tales should be viewed as historical records, more along the lines of a documentary.
I’ve learned one thing over the years. Magic is real. Keep exploring, and you too will find your magic.
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