Friday, February 3, 2017

Jorie and the Gold Key by A H Richardson

Lord Fodomalk has evil plans.  He's going to drive out the good wizard and take over his protected land.  Then everything will be dark and dreary and he can make servants out of them all.  Only one thing really stands in front of him and could stop him:  Jorie.  So he intends to eliminate her, too.

Book Publicity Services and the author provided me with a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It has been published and is available now.

To understand how Lord Fodomalk came into such a such a powerful position, you should read this first book in this series.  It's a very good series and a fun read despite the danger.

Jorie is just coming back from vacation and Rufus can't wait for her to get home.  He's so very bored.  He only has a couple of days to wait, but he's anxious.  He gets even worse when he hears that another boy will be coming to stay with them this summer.  He's never met him before, really didn't want to meet him now, and he's afraid he'll mess up their plans to go back to the new world they discovered.  When Nigel shows up, he's stuck up and thinks he's smarter than they are.  He'll learn.

Taking a boy without an imagination who says dragons can't be real and he only believes in scientific truth into a new world of fantasy is not a good thing to do.  But he won't stay behind.  Before they even get to the good wizard an old friend shows up in dragon form.  He offers Nigel a ride.  Nigel says no, then he says yes and off he goes.  But it wasn't their old friend.  It was Lord Fodomalk.  And now Nigel is his prisoner...

The story is fraught with danger but no one really gets hurt.  Scared good, yes.  It's great fun to watch Jorie and Rufus try to find a secret weapon (and which one is it?) and then rescue Nigel.

I really enjoy this series.  It has magic, fantastic creatures and good hearted kids.  Even the aunt and uncle are beginning to spark.  What a fun read!

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