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The Goldenwealth Light (The Traveler of Ord, Book 1) Paperback – November 21, 2012
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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. I have grown tired of books that use the same basic five creatures relentlessly and it was refreshing to see an author come up with his own cast of original creatures.
As I got further into reading, I discovered that the plot here is not as simple and straightforward as it first seems. While there are a lot of things happening in this novel, the author manages to give you a mental map of sorts through his descriptions where by the end all of the parallels make sense and tie together seamlessly.
I was pleasantly surprised to find that as an adult, I really didn't find this book to have strict age boundaries. I think this is a work that you could enjoy at any age. I did. I look forward to reading the next book in this series. I highly recommend it to those who love magic, fantasy and an overall exciting read. Well done.
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.
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.
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