Friday, March 9, 2018

The Wellspring Trilogy: The Crystal Key by Robert Gronewold

This is the beginning of an epic tale.  You have a world where the sun doesn't shine anymore.  They use fountains to provide light.  The dark hides monsters.  And some people have magic...

Diamond Book Distributors and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review.  It has been published and you can grab a copy now.

I was impressed by this book.  The author writes a well-bodied story with lots of action, some characters have taken on animal characterisitics, and the main character is young girl just beginning her career as a Turnkey.  It's unfortunate that she is caught up in the Mayor's big announcement about a new portal to move to other cities still alive and not overtaken by the dark.  A horror attacks them in the tunnel and she falls into the dark...

With a bunny rabbit, a teddy bear and a huge spider who are all human or at least used to be, the adventure gets dark.  The teddy bear is friendly but the others are not.  When everything in the dark is trying to eat her or kill her, it's not looking good for Felicity.  But she runs into a boy who helps her escape.  His name is Tobin.  They share many adventures together and take turns saving the other one's life.  Tobin has dark powers.

There's a lot going on and Felicity learns more about what her key can do to protect them.  Tobin admits he doesn't remember his past.  

The next one in this series will be interesting as well, I'm sure.  Felicity has two boys she loves.  How will she pick one?

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