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Jo Ann Arnold – Prince Etcheon and the Secret of the Ancient

19. Prince Etcheon and the Secret of the Ancient by Jo Ann Arnold (2008)
Length: 320 pages
Genre: Fantasy
Started: 10 June 2011
Finished: 18 June 2011
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Jo Ann for sending me a copy to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 20 April 2011


Etcheon tries to live with the grief of his Granna Fela’s passing, however the day after she is buried, Etcheon is visited by a stranger who claims that Etcheon is being followed by evil. Etcheon is shocked to learn that he is descended from royalty and that his Granna Fela was not his grandmother.

Now, Etcheon goes on a quest to discover his history; aided by special animals and a girl from a different realm who agrees to be his tutor, he searches for a way to save his parents and his kingdom from a horrible evil. He will learn about love, loyalty and friendship along the way.

I enjoyed this book very much. There are wonderful characterizations and themes throughout. I give it an A+!


A+! – (96-100%)


May you read well and often

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Roy C Booth and Brian Woods – Davi

13. Davi by Roy C. Booth and Brian Woods (2011)
Tales of Saruale Book 1
Length: 95 pages
Genre: Fantasy
Started: 7 April 2011
Finished: 11 April 2011
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Brian for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 31 March 2011
Why do I have it? I like fantasy.

Dwarves and humans have been at war for generations. When blacksmith Davi is sent into the dwarven kingdom – on the heels of his house being burned – to open trade routes between his people with the dwarves, he doesn’t expect to find the acceptance he craves among his enemies. I really enjoyed this fantasy novella and hope for more stories of Saruale soon. I give it an A+!

A+! – (96-100%)

May you read well and often

Lou Aronica – Blue

8. Blue by Lou Aronica (2010)
Length: 400 pages
Genre: Fantasy
Started: 15 February 2011
Finished: 25 February 2011
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Tracee at Pump up Your Book for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? 8 January 2011
Why do I have it? I like fantasy.

Chris Astor is a forty-year-old divorced father of one – a daughter named Becky who has gone through much in her young life. Now, as Becky faces more obstacles, something strange happens.

Miea is the young queen of a fantasy land that Becky and her father created when Becky was little, a land that finds itself in horrific, even deadly trouble. Together, the three must uncover the secret that has brought them into contact. The secret to the future, to their purpose, lies in their imagination.

I enjoyed this book very much. It was very moving and a book that I will enjoy having on my bookshelves. I tend to cry a lot at touching books and that is what happened as I read this book. I give it an A!


A! – (90-95%)


May you read well and often

Jacquitta A. McManus – Anyia: Dream of a Warrior

3. Anyia: Dream of a Warrior by Jacquitta A. McManus (2010)
Labyrinth’s Door Book 1
Length: 64 pages
Genre: Fantasy
Started/Finished: 12 January 2011
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Jacquitta for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 20 July 2010
Why do I have it? I like fantasy.

Anyia has always dreamed of being a warrior, a forbidden art for the women of her village. Amoondia is the only woman ever to become a warrior – her name legend in her community. Anyia attempts to find Amoondia to learn from her, but will Anyia’s one act of disobedience be her last when she is kidnapped and used as a pawn in the coming war. I really enjoyed this middle grade story that also has activities for children as well. Anyia has the makings of a strong will that will carry her through other stories. I give this book an A!

Happy Reading to you all, Emeraldfire and Rosefire