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
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
Reviewer City, State and
Country: Carlisle, Pennsylvania United States of America
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It was supposed to be a routine Thanksgiving break. But
when Hadyn and Ewan Barlow discover an ancient Viking
runestone buried on their family farm, they unwittingly
open a magical portal to an ancient world. Fleeing grief
and broken dreams over the loss of their mother, the two
brothers find themselves hailed as Champions in the Royal
Kingdom of Karac Tor. But all is not well. Nemesia the
witch has released shadows over the land. Worse yet, names
are being stolen from The Book of Names, the most sacred
relic in the kingdom. Before long, the Barlows realize
they must find the courage to join the fight, or they will
never find their way home. There's just one problem: even
if they survive, will anyone know how to send them back?
Early Amazon reviews (Avg. 5 Stars):
5.0 out of 5 -- "Great New Fantasy Series For The
5.0 -- "A fantasy tale worth reading, whatever your age"
5.0 -- "The book was a hit at our house!"
4.0 -- "Incredibly Entertaining"
5.0 -- "Couldn't put it down!"
5.0 -- "Terrific coming of age fantasy"
5.0 -- "So, so good--can't wait for the next in the
4.0 -- "Get Ready for an Adventure!"