I received this book for free in exchange for a fair and honest review.
is written by Susan Waterwyk and is a fantasy novel. From the
beginning of the book we are introduced to Lenora who is from the world
of Lantamyra but has been residing on Earth for the past 40 years. She
is in search of a crystal scepter so that she may return home. Her
Susan did a brilliant job of
initially setting the story up. I was excited to read this story from
the description, fantasy is my favorite of all genres the initial
characters are definitely described and personified well. I loved her
use of women as rulers, and of course the dragons and many other world
creatures to supplement the story. The concept of the crystals and
their power was also very intriguing.
As the story progresses, it
feels like you are running down a slope and then you start a long trek
up to the top of a mountain. Lantamyra is heavy on the details and it
does well to give you a feel for where you are in her vision. However,
as the book goes on there is a lot of meaningless dialogue that seems to
stretch on and retract from the story. The flow of the story gets off
track and seems to take forever to take the reader to where it is trying
to go. The pace gets so slow at some points, that I hate to say that I
started to grow kind of bored with the story.
Overall I give
this book 3 out of 5 stars. There is a wonderful story to tell within
this book, but some editing out of the fluff in the novel would do
wonders to speed up the pace. Background on events and characters other
than the 3 main ones would also give more depth to the book. I love
the concept and idea of the story, and the unique ideas that Susan has.
An edit for content would do wonders in making this story even better.
If you enjoy fantasy, romance, and fiction, this novel is definitely
Tylya is privy to the knowledge of the scepter and has
planned to go with her grandmother when she returns home. Josh is in
love with Tylya and ends up stowing away to be with Tylya assuming he
can easily return home to Earth.