The Book of Names
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Flamingnet Student Book Reviewer KMeng
Two brothers, Haydn and Ewan, have to deal with more than the loss of their mother. One night while they were sleeping, Ewan had a dream that called him to an arch they discovered, which turned out to be a portal to a new land of Karac Tor. His brother followed him into the portal. They met several people in this new land. Flogg the gnome, Sorge the warrior monk, Asandra the mirling, and several other characters become their allies. The boys discover that this land is slowly falling to the evil sorceress, Nemesia, and that they were Called to stop her. Working bravely for the defeat of Nemesia, they face revenge, kidnapping, deceit, and mysteries that aren't so easy to solve.
As I started to read The Book of Names I was overcome with how unique and awesome it was. I can't exactly put my finger on what was so amazing, but this book possesses strong qualities that are wonderful for a fantasy. The characters are extremely diverse in personality, and there are several with great character foil. I love the vocabulary because it made me pay attention better to the words instead of just flying through the story. The plot is extremely well-developed through the entire story. However, many events happen near the end that I couldn't comprehend as much because they didn't have enough detail. Overall, The Book of Names was a very good read and I recommend it to any fantasy lover.
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Country: Carlisle, Pennsylvania United States of America
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