Monday, 13 February 2012


Release Date: 02/02/12


For centuries it has been locked away Lost beneath the sea Warded from earth, air, water, fire, spirits, thought and sight. But now magic is rising to the world once more. And a boy called Gavin, who thinks only that he is a city kid with parents who hate him, and knows only that he sees things no one else will believe, is boarding a train, alone, to Cornwall. No one will be there to meet him.


Readers are always looking for something new that has all the elements of fantasy that will light not only the world for the Young Reader but the adult as well. What this story from James does, is bring a whole new take onto the magical world and with some solid prose, a decent understanding of pace which when backed with a solid authorly hand, helps guide the reader as it creates a story that you can sit back and enjoy as it wends it magical way through your mind.

Add to this some decent tale development along with a solid magical concept which makes this first book in a trilogy not only a must read but one that the reader can really get behind. All in, this is a cracking story and one that I can’t wait to see which direction it takes with the subsequent releases. Great stuff.

1 comment:

Pat Hollett said...

Now this sounds like an interesting novel and something that might even make a good movie, which I always enjoy even if I've read the book. I'll add this to my list. Thanks Gareth. A good review. :)