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Monster Slayers Hardcover – May 11, 2010
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Monster Slayers is a book for young readers. The first few chapters seem shallow, the characters lack depth and Jorick's brutal straightforwardness comes across too strong and prevents the reader from feeling sympathetic to that character. There is a purpose in the shallowness though, one that should catch the reader by surprise as the plot twists and morphs into surprisingly good story. As the tale unfolds Jorick's attitude becomes far more bearable and he begins to develop into a three-dimensional character that the reader will be able to associate with. The author does a fine job of creating creatures that the young reader will easily be able to visualize. Older readers who are fond of their Dungeons and Dragons days will remember those times as they see the rogue in Evin, the fighter in Jorick and the magic-user in Bet. Monster Slayers would make a fine addition to a young reader collection or for anyone who enjoyed playing Dungeons and Dragons.
Based on the book A Practical Guide to Monsters, this fantasy book for children is a extraordinary addition. Evin is brave and smart, and is the first to question his memories and reality. As the trio of adventurers proceed in their search, they encounter incredible danger and seemingly insurmountable odds. And a shocking twist of an ending culminates to a fantastic showdown. With non-stop action and adventure, unique monsters, and a bit of magic, this is an exciting story for young and old alike.