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Book Review: The Longed Tales January 19, 2011

Posted by Jaidis in 4 Tree Reviews, Book Reviews, Jaidis Shaw Reviews.
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Get your copy of The Longed Tales: The Chained King and The Castle of Mystery on Amazon!

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A shape-shifting witch…a dethroned king…a storytelling dwarf…and a young man with too much imagination for his own good!

Steven Risd is your everyday college kid-likes to have fun…doesn’t enjoy school that much…likes hanging with friends…doesn’t trust authority figures, including his parents. But Steven is different in his own way, too…

Young Steven absolutely loves stories of fantasy, magic, and adventure-but even crazier, he soon finds himself in the middle of a tale that blows even his imaginative mind. Waking up in a strange land, he quickly discovers that he’s sharing a room at an inn with a stalwart dwarf named Grimdin, whose love of epic tales may rival even Steven’s.

To find his way back home, Steven will have to join forces with Grimdin to free a dethroned king from his chains-all the while fighting against a crafty witch who has been blinded by her own desires. Along the way, Steven and Grimdin will have to look deep within to find the courage, love, and even fear that will be the keys to their successful quest-and to finding out who they really are!

Fall headlong into excitement, adventure, intrigue, and action in The Chained King and the Castle of Mystery, the first volume of The Longed Tales!

My Review:

The Longed Tales: The Chained King and the Castle of Mystery by Mohamed AR was a pleasant and entertaining read for me. We start off meeting Steven, who is just the normal teenager who is looking for more in life then the mundane activities of day-to-day life. He is creative and imaginative, but lets his anger get the best of him most of the time. He decides to go see ‘The Lady of the Woods’, a magical witch who helps locals with their problems, to see if she can give him something to help him sleep. Steven then finds himself in a mysterious world that you believes to be a dream. Reality finally strikes Steven and he must face his greatest love and fear in order to save a King and the friends that he has made along the way. Even though there are a few parts that start kind of slow or that drag on just a little bit, this book is written in such a way that it is easy for the reader to be wrapped up in the story with the characters. At first I was a little irritated by Steven and his attitude, but just like with all good books, the character goes through a transformation for the better. I was instantly in love with the cover of this book because not only does it look amazing, it has a great satin like finish that is soft to the touch. This book is suitable for all ages and would even be a good book to read to younger children.

My Rating:

Happy Reading,

Jaidis

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