- File Size: 458 KB
- Print Length: 246 pages
- Publisher: Grasslake Publishing Co. (December 4, 2013)
- Publication Date: December 4, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0065YGN38
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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- #11318 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Children's eBooks > Science Fiction, Fantasy & Scary Stories > Fantasy & Magic > Sword & Sorcery
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I loved the writing style and I immediately fell into the story from the first page. The author does a great job of using language and dialect to help with the setting and you really get a sense of the characters. All of the characters are vivid and dynamic -- from the young heroes to the larger than life Georgia Peach and his talking raccoon all the way to the villain. The author did a great job creating them. The story is also a lot of fun, filled with adventure and a great message about friendship and self-worth.
While this is marketed as a YA novel, it will probably appeal more to the middle grade crowd. In fact, I would highly recommend it to reluctant, pre-teen readers, especially boys. That's not to say that older teens or even adults, like myself, won't enjoy it. Don't let the cover fool you. It's hard to get a sense of what the book is about, but trust me when I say that if you are in the mood for a good adventure free of the clichéd love triangles, or other common themes in today's literature, check this one out. It's a fun read.
The main characters - Mira, Gavin, and Eli - are fairly well developed, from appearance to dialect to personality. Gavin and Eli are the Tom and Huck of the story, while Mira takes on the role of the lead adventurer. As they venture through caves and deserts, they are confronted by archetypal villains and are aided by grand heroes, all of whom are typically flat characters.
The plot, however, moves quickly and keeps the reader engaged and guessing, rising to a somewhat predictable climax (though I don't know a 7th grader who would care). And, as is the case with most YA novels, the ending leaves open the possibility of one or more sequels.
If you are looking for a quick and entertaining read, or if you know a young adult who enjoys adventure/fantasies, "Legends and Heroes" is definitely worth your time.
The Crimson Ranger says to the Georgia Peach, "...there's one thing all heroes share; it's what makes a hero a hero."
"What's that?" Peach asked.
"Hope. We never doubt that, despite the darkest times, we will succeed."
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