- File Size: 629 KB
- Print Length: 253 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: January 5, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00AAX3WF2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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Top Customer Reviews
While the scenery and imagery are dynamic as well as beautiful, I think the greatest strength of this story is the cast of unique and richly developed characters and fantasy creatures. The central theme is one of learning to accept yourself and others despite perceived differences or shortcomings.
Simply put, this is a truly unique story which will draw you in and have you turning pages for hours on end. I cannot wait to find out what's in store for Theo and the others in the next volume of The Traveler of Ord series.
I recommend this book to anyone who loves the epic adventure of The Neverending Story and the seemlessly relatable characters found in the Harry Potter series.
Waking up in a strange land straight from a fantasy novel should be the thrill of a lifetime, but Theo and Marie are in for a few surprises. Not everyone is glad to see them, and their strength of will and mettle are tested. Once they pass the test, Theo is charged with a task of monumental importance, when all he really wants to do is to go home. He is accompanied, not by a group of knights, but rather, by a group of misfits, known as contrary, due to a hink in Theo's Traveler or Ord Book, who are no more than children themselves. For a group of youngsters whose magic can be unpredictable, they give their all to help each other succeed cause it's the right thing to do.
This is a tale that can be enjoyed by both children and adults. In fact, it is a great read for families to share and take turns reading aloud. What a wonderful way to spend the evening, 30 minutes to an hour before getting ready for bed.
Looking forward to the sequel.
I enjoyed this book from beginning to end. The author has created characters that have their own unique and spirited ways of carrying the reader through the story. These are the type of protagonists that make you forget you are reading a book at all and pull you into their world right alongside them. Theo especially, was a character that I couldn't help but love. He is witty, funny and engaging, not to mention determined.
This was a good read for a lot of reasons. While many authors tend to dumb down their speech when writing for a YA audience, Scott McCloskey chose not to do this. His passages are neither overly wordy, nor are they too simple. When you read this, you can obviously tell that the author is educated, and I appreciated that. As an adult that reads quite a lot of YA books, it disturbs me when an author has to over indulge in explanation, I find it insulting to the YA audience. This book was written with the presumption that the audience is intelligent. I loved that.
Creativity: This book is filled with it. There are creatures I have never seen before. When you read a lot of fantasy novels, this becomes important after while.Read more ›
I really enjoyed the book and was drawn into it's fantasy realm easily. I don't want to spoil anything, but suffice to say there are a number of unique peoples, creatures, spirits, and trees in the book which really help to flesh out the world. The plot was a little slow in the beginning as it worked to setup our main character, but the payoff happened once he was transported to his new world. I found all of the characters were well developed, although perhaps a few are hiding their intentions and true loyalties...it is one of those things where you wonder sometimes if the portrayed bad guys are really bad and if all the good guys are truly good. The world has magic, spirits, and some unique properties but none of them are so heavy handed to derail the story. The book is a good journey and sets everything up for the next book to continue the journey. I can't say I really cared for all the characters, but I did care a lot about Theo, his sister, and a few others. A few of his companions really had no character development, but the journey has just begun and there are more books in the future to address that.
I would easily recommend this to anyone and have added this to my list of favorites. I can't wait for the next book.
Note: The author provided this book to me for free in exchange for a review.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I enjoyed The Goldenwealth Light, finishing it in two sittings. I found it a book of two halves - slow first half where the pace lagged, then a second half where the author finds... Read morePublished on May 16, 2014 by Marc Secchia
I loved the imagery and pace of this story. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series especialy since the ending of this first book of the series left me seriously... Read morePublished on January 29, 2014 by Wendy Roberson
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review, and I rate it as four stars.
The Goldenwealth Light is a children's story about two siblings who entered... Read more
Readers will fall in love with the brother and sister travelers. A delightfully perfect step-up for those who loved Mary Pope Osborne's "Magic Treehouse" series.Published on December 5, 2013 by Paul Smith Library
This book really surprised me. I wasn't expecting more than a convoluted standard fantasy tale, and this book took me by surprise at every turn. Read morePublished on June 20, 2013 by Amber
and wasn't so enthusiastic. Scott McCloskey's mother is my dear friend, so I kinda-sorta had to read it, didn't I? Read morePublished on June 13, 2013 by jkmportraits
This book was gifted to me for an honest review.
Cross between the Page Master and Narnia
This book starts out pretty typically like all the others, a nerdy kid... Read more
Loved the book! Don't want to give too much away, but I *really* enjoyed it! Lots of new places, kinds of beings, adventures--and people with brightly colored hair. Read morePublished on June 10, 2013 by cranberrythimble
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