Monday, April 16, 2018

Review: The Golden Vial by Thomas Locke

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With the realm under threat and an ailment sweeping the land, the last remaining hope may come from an unlikely source—a young, orphaned servant with untested and untrained abilities.

My Thoughts:

I am not really much of a fantasy reader. But I have been reading the Legends of the Realm from the first book, so I was interested in how the series would end, especially since the second book left off with a lot unresolved and beloved characters’ lives hanging in the balance. We do get a glimpse of what had happened to Hiram and Shona is communicating with a young orphan girl by the name of Dally. Dally is a special person who lives a sort of Cinderella life, but she keeps her spirits up by remembering the love her family had for her and knowing that she is meant for more.

There are plenty of battles, magic, and character growth as we get to know new and secondary characters. One important lesson I gleamed was how the village people ignored the darkness and danger that was encroaching ever further into their town. They did not want to acknowledge it nor did they want to deal with it so they pretended it did not exist. I thought that was a great lesson for today’s day and age.

I often times get lost in fantasy stories but this one was engaging and simply enough told that it held my interest. I would recommend for older teens and up.

I received a complimentary copy of this novel. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.

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