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A marvelous tale that takes us from our modern world into a wonderful fantasy realm, one forgotten by the people of Earth. The world building is incredible. There's a rich history filled with unusual customs and folklore, and none of it is dumped on the reader. It's perfectly spread out through the book. This is the first book in a series, and I cannot wait to learn more about the land and its peoples.
What makes this book stand out from other YA fantasy tales is the cast of characters. Callan is a strong female protagonist. She has my sympathy as well as my admiration. And the mystery behind her dark secret is intriguing. Kaela is another great female character. She's a soldier with a powerful sense of duty and loyalty. Then there are all the charming males: Gawain, Quin, Darrion, and Ward. Not James. He wasn't charming at all!
THE VANISHED KNIGHT is a fantastic beginning to Misha Gerrick's series. I can't wait until the next one is released!
It took me a little bit to get into this book, but I was instantly draw to and concerned about Callan. I wanted to settle down in her head for ride. (Her inner dialog...AWESOME.)
The dual world aspect was super cool and when we reached the other side, the story really found its pace for me. I was screaming for Callan to unleash her inner evil—just a little bit—in what felt like a very chauvinistic society, and teach those demanding boys a lesson. But then, that probably would have been bad. Since it was evil.
I'm anxious to learn the rest of Callan's story and can't wait for the sequel.
The book ends without ending. You'll need to get the second one.
A few minor spots contain either an error missed by the editor, a UK versus US translation difference, or a formatting flaw caused in publication. The work is exemplary writing otherwise.
Any book that can combine the use of the names Gawain and Lorcan, from a fantasy realm yet, impresses me.
This is an honest review, written after reading the free copy I was given.
Callan Blair is fairly sure that this next foster assignment will be like all the rest - she'd be in and out pretty quickly. Except this time, she's sent to school at Graystone Academy with her two new brothers and somehow plunges into a real magical world that had only ever existed in her dreams. Worse, whilst she's still coming to terms with the fact that two of her new schoolmates are soldiers and contenders for the throne in this strange new world, she's confronted with the fact that everything she knows of her late parents has been a lie. Mostly of omission. Struggling with that betrayal, staying in this world may be the only chance she has of ever finding out who they really were.
I wasn't sure what to expect when I started this book. On a general feel, it was kind of so-so-ish in the beginning (meh, boarding school story, what?) but by the time I hit midway, I didn't really want to stop reading. It's fairly short though; well, middling in length (less than 3 hours). Then again, it's book 1 of a series so I suppose it can't go on for too long or we'll never get to the other books.
Writing wise, it's not exactly stellar, but it's quite solid for a debut. Gerrick tends to use shorter, choppier dialogue which wasn't exactly ideal for me. I don't know what I was expecting, but I'd have figured longer, more formal dialogue for princely types. Then again, they're teens. There were a few confusing bits - especially with the dream sequences and the red vs black - but nothing too major.
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Title: The Vanished Knight
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction
Synopsis: The entity living inside Callan’s soul orphaned...Read more
The Vanished Knight is an epic fantasy tale that invites the reader to slip into another world,...Read more