I have received a free e-copy of the book The Fortress by Faye Carlisle to review. To find out more about the author you may visit her website.
Here is the book blurb.
Nargassus is in trouble from the evil Sinisters. A prophecy says that a boy who is able to control the four elements of earth, fire, air and water will be able to restore peace to the land and defeat evil.
Cameron has these extra-special abilities and is sent on a mission to find the Sinisters with his two friends Anna and Sam. Anna is able to see visions of the future, and Sam has navigating powers.
The children’s search for the Sinisters leads them to a fortress where they meet Electro. Can they win against his lightning powers?
Here is son1’s video review.
The Fortress is available on Amazon, currently priced at £4.99 in paperback and is also available in Kindle format. It is the first book in the Kodo children’s fantasy series and is aimed at age 7 to 10. Son1 enjoyed this book.
I’ve mentioned previously that fantasy is not one of my favourite genres, but I read it too. Three keys have been stolen from the king and hidden by the Sinisters and young Cameron has been picked to retrieve them where experienced soldiers have previously failed. Two of his school friends, Sam and Anna accompany him on the dangerous mission. Later another child, Jenny who is untrained also joins them.
As the reader, I initially assumed that the book would encompass finding all the keys, but no, it ends shortly after finding the first key, leaving you all fired up to read the next book in the series,
The book is illustrated by Sunil Kalbandi. I always feel it is great for a child’s book to be illustrated but in this instance, I didn’t really care for the style of illustrations.
Disclosure. This post is a review of an e-book I was sent for free. All opinions are my own.