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The Chronicles of Kharathad - Roots Paperback – December 10, 2015
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The Chronicles of Kharathad: Roots by Matia ben Ephraim is set against the backdrop of the far southwestern forests of Kharathad, where the town of the same name stands. Dogalas lives there and is raised by a farmer and his wife. The book chronicles the development of this boy and his evolution as he grows up to realize his intuitive skill, leadership qualities, and altruism. Dogalas' growing up stages in the rural town, the difficulties that shape his character, and his behavior in the difficult situations in life make the story an engaging and entertaining one. Will Dogalas be able to trace the roots to his future, and will he be able to understand the reality of magic?
The story is fast paced and will enthrall readers with its humor, adventure, fantasy, action, and magic. The author develops the character of Dogalas very well and readers get to see him growing as a person in various circumstances that reveal his character and integrity. The author captures the life of Dogalas on the farmstead, his childhood, and his growth and evolution as a person. The detailed and descriptive narration makes the story and the characters come alive with its vividness. The author weaves a charming tale that will connect well with readers and the characters are real and palpable. The story is spontaneous and funny, and will keep readers glued to the very end. Dogalas will remain in the hearts of readers for a long time, even after they finish the book.
- Mamta Madhavan, Readers' Favorite
About the Author
Encircled by the Great Lakes of Canada, a childhood of homeschooling and prodigious reading inspired Matia's fascination for words and stories. Writing original fiction by age 7, she determined early that being a novelist was her vocation. At 17, she completed The Wizard of Kharathad, the first volume in her incipient series of fantasy epics, officially beginning her authorial career.
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His father Howais is a kind and patient teacher while teaching him not only his chores, but for example about stars, camping and so on. He learns to love nature.
Besides everyday life Dogalas enjoys their annual Harvest celebrations, wedding, up to being nine with his best friend Marscalle. When Marscalle moves with his family away, he gives Dogalas a colt, Sandstorm.
One of things loved by all kids is storytelling. Dogalas hears about elves, dragons, trolls, warlords, wizards. And starts to dream of other ways of life besides farming. At seventeen he decides to try to get an apprenticeship with an old wizard, to become a semizard.
Childhood of a future wizard
ROOTS recaptures the idle spontaneity of childhood, with its happy friendships and light recreation, and as Dogalas matures on a rustic farmstead, accommodating with difficulties shapes his sober and earnest character. His efforts to learn about the reality of magic lead to his determination to approach the Wizard Tower for apprenticeship.
Rich illustrations by the author supplement the text of the story, crafted with as much detail and realism as her writing. We find the same familiar storytelling style as in The Wizard of Kharathad, with its descriptive and evocative prose, and again also subtle and refreshing humour. This charmingly homespun volume makes a worthwhile addition to the T.W.O.K. series.
I have to mention the fantastic ending, which somehow recalls to mind the entire grand adventure of The Wizard of Kharathad, like some sudden epiphany - you just have to start reading Book 1 all over again!