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Joshua and his friend Finn are whisked into another world while they are in the attic, playing with an artifact with otherworldly powers. They found themselves trapped in a dreary place ruled by a woman and her soldiers who use children for labor. All Joshua wants to do is find Finn, who he's lost, and go home. But in that arduous process, he learns life lessons that he would have never learned any other way.. And finds out that he actually has powers that can save the good and defeat the bad.
Recommended for kids of all ages.
Joshua and the Lightning Road by Donna Galanti is a book that I would recommend to anybody who enjoys mythology. Joshua is a character that kids and adults will be able to relate to because he's brave, scared and stubborn. These are qualities most of us demonstrate at one point or another. I like the way that myths were interwoven into the story. Kids who don’t know a lot about mythology will still be able to enjoy and understand the story, but those who know more will have an added bonus. People who like a lot of action and adventure will be thrilled with the battle scenes, which are scary, but not too scary. I like the themes of friendship and family that run throughout the book, as well as honesty and building trust. The book is fast paced and intriguing. I was satisfied with the way the story ended. I look forward to reading the next book in the series and finding out what happens next!
In the beginning there were two twelve year old boys playing in an attic on a dark and stormy night.
Then the lightning struck.
Finn was gone.
And there was only one.
Joshua must find Finn and bring him safely home. He must follow the Lightning Road. So he borrows an artifact from his grandfather’s collection and begins a dangerous, wonderous adventure.
Joshua awakens in a pit, surrounded by other children. It’s soon explained to him he’s in the Lost Realm of Nostos, that they are all slaves to be sold for labor. They can never go home again and anyone trying to run will be dealt with swiftly.
But Joshua is determined to find Finn and do just that, go home. Yet, as he flees the pit and meets other kids on the run, his plan becomes bigger. Now he has to save all the kids. And the path he has to take leads away from home, towards the danger.
This story is filled with amazing and terrifying creatures and a cast of characters that bring this world to life.
The addition of Greek mythology makes it even more fascinating and mysterious.
And the secrets surrounding some crucial characters adds to the suspense.
I drew on movies like The Lord of the Rings and Percy Jackson to visual this world and the inhabitants created by the author. It led to a darker, richer experience.
Fans of fantasy adventures will eat this up.
I received this book for my honest review.