Friday, May 23, 2014

The Orchard of Hope by Amy Neftzger

Wolves are stealing all the fruit from the Orchard of Hope.  If someone doesn't stop it, all hope will be gone...

Fog Ink and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published June 23rd, so watch for it.  This is the second book in the Kingdom Wars, so you can grab the first book to read until then.

This is written for ages 7-13.  The story has lots of danger, magic, and adventure all rolled together.  The sorcerer is trying to take over the world; the king is trying to save it.  

Kelsey goes off to save the Orchard of Hope; Nicholas stays home to learn new skills.  He seems to be a natural born sorcerer even though he is very young.  There's a leopard that can heal, a fox that is really the Grim Reaper but is a friend of Kelsey's and more.  Everyone plays their parts.  Kelsey learns to talk to birds.  She also can hear the wolves.  Nicholas learns to scry and how to move things far away by projecting his skills.

This good fantasy with plenty of excitement.  The best part?  There will be another book in this series.  The sorcerer got a glimpse of them when they were scrying and Kelsey got spelled by a plant that spreads doubt.  This story isn't done yet...

Happy reading.

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