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Osric's Wand: The Wand-Maker's Debate Paperback – September 21, 2011
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by Jack D. Albrecht Jr and Ashley Delay
Osric's Wand is an epic tale of high fantasy Creatures in this world are governed by magic and all communicate to one another; whether they be prairie dogs, unicorns dwarfs, weasels, irua, elves, humans, lions, dragons, or eagles. All are learning their way through the ropes of magic to control and use it. This book reminded me of the epic journey Frodo took with his faithful companion Sam in "Lord of the Rings" series of books. Readers of that series will love this book as we are taken on Osric's journey of peril and self-discovery to find the culprits who have disrupted Archana's worldwide peace treaty with an explosion and save the world they know. Osric realizes that with the explosion killing some at the conference and disrupting the treaty signing each world leader will now blame the other; as they do not know where the danger came from. Osric is young and new at leadership but he has great gifts that can help him in his quest to find out the truth behind the explosions and how to prevent war He is not aware of these gift or how to use these gifts but he is willing to learn; something a reader will enjoy as the hero has to find his way. Osric is young brash but has a great capacity for compassion and leadership though he is unaware of his abilities at first. His steadfast companion Kenneth (his Sam)Gus a prairie dog wand maker (his Gimli and Gandalf all in one challenges him and has a gruff adversarial stance. As well as Pebble Kenneth's son and Bridgett an empath and Maiden to the Unicorns who join Osric to become his steadfast companions. Each help Osric to try to achieve the goals set . Together these brave creatures set out on a perilous journey to save their world.Read more ›
I hope they have a sequel in mind because I would like to see what happens next and maybe I'll get a little bit of that romance after all. hint, hint to the authors. ;-)
Secondly. The main character's parents were eaten by a talking, sentient lion. O rly? The reaction of the main character to this was unbelievable and tainted every future interaction. Additionally, the reasoning behind it all (lion cubs needed meat) was also seemingly inconsistent, being that if you have sentient lions that talk with humans in cities (a few pages later this happens), there wasn't an alternative to what was, in my eyes, cannibalism?
Then, the main character thanks the lion that ate his parents, for bringing back a sword and a few bucks, instead of saying, "Hey man why didn't you eat the horse?"
I'm sorry but this is pure and utter garbage.
Then all this is passed off as some hunter ritual thing. Yeah right. It's stupid. If you enjoy talking animals and people that thank lions for eating their parents then this book is for you.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The chaos began on Archana when the world leaders gathered to sign a treaty for peace, something that has never been achieved. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Dii
There are so many created words and other elements in this book that it makes its bit hard to follow at first. It was also very slow to get into the meat of the story. Read morePublished 1 month ago by S. McLaughlin
Mildly enjoyable read for younger readers.Slow in spots. Attempts to differentiate characters speech patterns and accents are clumsy.Published 3 months ago by dabbler
The most interesting fantasy world ever created, along with the first time I have ever seen magic used in a tangible way. Read morePublished 3 months ago by John A.
Osric is a young man in a magical time and world. He soon is in charge to find out who blew up the castle. Each person in this kingdom is given a gift when they are born. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Connie S. Bernhardt
Very well written & thought out story, good character development with interesting personalities & look forward to next in series. Excellently edited as well.Published 4 months ago by amazon
I loved this book. Even for the second time. The tale is well woven. I especially love the way the magic is described and depicted. Read morePublished 5 months ago by L. McEntire
the author weaves a number of contemporary (and historical) ethical questions throughout the story and within the characters, especially involving Respect for Self and Respect for... Read morePublished 6 months ago by FLreader
Its a unique combination of Harry Potter & the Hobbit quest with its own story line, magic & dragons.Published 6 months ago by Kenneth Rowe