- Paperback: 254 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 26, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 151887388X
- ISBN-13: 978-1518873881
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,298,050 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
A.H. RICHARDSON IS A TREASURED STORYTELLER, whose unlimited imagination conjures up challenging and unforgettable characters, both good and evil, daring children everywhere to delve into their own imaginations and learn to rely on courage and bravery to win the day. Born in England (yes, there are dragons there too), the author has always loved tales of flying and mythical magical creatures. She once tried to pin wings on her pony, quite sure that he could then fly! She is the daughter of the famous composer, Clive Richardson, who always encouraged her to write, even as a small child. She paints and sculpts, plays guitar, trained dressage competitors, is a linguist, and acted on stage, film and television. She is the proud mother of three grown sons and grandmother to three grandchildren. Her adopted home is in Tennessee near the picturesque Smoky Mountains, where she keeps a horse named Amaretto and writes happily about the indomitable Jorie and her adventures. Her earlier books include the first Jorie adventure: "Jorie and the Magic Stones", and the mystery: "Murder in Little Shendon".
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Jorie and Rufus are off to Cabrynthius again, and this time, they have a stuck-up Nigel in tow. In attempt to save the fantastical world, the threesome land in one adventure after another. . .and Nigel soon finds himself in a whole lot more trouble than he ever bargained for.
This is a wonderful adventure, which stretches the imagination and then some. The chapters are easy to read and flow seamlessly as Jorie and her friends head from one tense situation into the next. But this isn't only about dangerous scenes; there's a lovely amount of humor dabbled in, which makes this simply a joy to read.
Friendship is key in this book, especially when one of the three isn't exactly wanted at first. The message of getting along and learning to trust others shines through, as Nigel learns to work alongside Jorie and Rufus. Friendships can form even when no one believes they ever could.
The characters in this book are simply fun. Each has their very own personality, and each has a bit of bite which rounds off great with their hearts of gold. It's fun to root for them as they enter the colorful world, one where kids' imaginations can really take flight.
Summed up, this is a fun adventure with magic, fantasy and kids which are easy to relate to and a ton of fun.
I received a complimentary copy and enjoyed it. So I wanted to leave my thoughts.
The stones have been stolen from Grootmanya, the great wizard, and are now in the hands of the evil Lord Fodomalk who plans to destroy the wizard and take over Cabrynthius. Jorie must now return to Cabrynthius and thwart Fodomalk’s attempt to take over the land.
In this second book Jorie is back with Rufus out smarting and out playing the evil Lord Fodomalk. They are accompanied by Nigel who has come to stay with Rufus for the holidays. Nigel is uppity and condescending but the pair take him along anyway. He soon learns of a whole new world with Beowigs, Arbotigs, Dragons and immense danger at every turn.
The three children show great bravery in the face of danger. They feel fear but push it aside and draw on their remarkable courage and intelligence to out play their enemy. There is problem solving, decision making, danger and suspense a plenty.
The bond of friendship between the children runs through the story and the theme of remorse and forgiveness is strong with the wrong doers.
Written for children aged 6 – 12 years but will have wide appeal to both children and adults alike.
There is a small hint at the end that suggests Jorie and friends may yet again be returning to Cabrynthius, which has me eagerly waiting on book 3.
With thanks to the author for my copy to read and review.
As a mom of many, I sometimes find it hard to pay much attention to what I’m reading due to the sheer amount of activity in my home, but I had no trouble at all reading this. Both of the books in this series are fast-paced and the author has written the characters in such a way that you actually care about them.
As a homeschooling mom who prioritizes our read-aloud time above any of our other educational activities, I am thrilled to have found yet another story to share with my children that we will remember for a long time to come.
(Disclaimer- I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.)
I enjoyed the first book so I jumped at the chance to read the continuation of Jorie's story. The cover of the book is amazing and the colours jump out at you right away. If you are someone who judges a book by its cover this is a great one to start with.
Let me tell you a bit about it:
Jorie and Rufus are once again called back to the magical world below the Tarn to save that world. The Dark Lord has managed to get his hands on the stones thanks to betrayal by one of Jorie's old friends. This time they are joined by Rufus's cousin Nigel, who is visiting his uncle for a few weeks for the summer.
Right from the start the stakes are high when Nigel is kidnapped by the Dark Lord who hopes to get information on why Jorie has returned. Jorie and Rufus set out with nothing more than the key they received on their first journey to find the secret to save him and the world.
But Jorie isn't the only one taking action. All around the Dark Lord those who are closest to him and those who have sworn to serve him are betraying him. His long history of abuse to those around him has left him alone even at a time when he has all the power.
The fate of Jorie and her friends will depend on how clever they can be. It will take more than friendship to save the light from the darkness.
Another fantastic book. It feels like it goes by so quickly. Before I knew it I had finished the book but it felt like the adventure had lasted for days. The author does a fantastic job at working the characters into exciting situations that keep the reader glued to the page from the beginning.
There is a potential for another book so we will have to see what comes next.
Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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Adventures with Jorie and Rufus are always fun! I loved this adventure as much as the first.Read more