Title and Author: The Tethered World by Heather L. L. FitzGerald
Name of Reviewer:
The Book Dragon
Reason for choice of rating:
Even though there is some violence, it is so mildly written, I don't believe it would be a problem for any reader, even a sensitive one.
This is an imaginative, witty adventure reminiscent of Narnia and even has a similar Christian viewpoint. I love that the story features a homeschooling family (since we were one) with an autistic child who has a special destiny. There are Trolls and Ogres and other scary creatures in this subterranean magical world along with Gnomes, Dwarfs, Elves, Fairies, and Nephilim. It's fun to experience this story through the eyes of the MC, the oldest child in the family. Otherwise well-written with a steady, unfolding pace. I'm glad there are more books because this believable world and the loveable characters can easily support a larger story.
This adventurous book will appeal to boys and girls ages 8 and up, and would make a great family read-aloud.
Books and movies you would compare this to:
The Chronicles of Narnia
Did you have a favorite character or least favorite character?
I really loved Brock
What mood did this book leave you in?
Satisfied and thoughtful
Christian, Contemporary, Epic, Noblebright, Spiritual, Action, Adventure, Coming-of-Age, Fae/fairy, High Fantasy, Young Adult
POTENTIAL SPOILER ISSUE:
My only niggle is that the climactic battle ended too quickly and too easily!
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