The Legend of Finndragon’s Curse!
The Legend of Finndragon’s Curse – My Review!!
Every now and again, I find a book that just enthralls me. Such was the case with Richie Earl’s The Legend of Finndragon’s Curse! It was a fun, imaginative, and adventurous novel that I couldn’t put down.
The story builds around three siblings who find a clue to their missing father’s whereabouts in his backpack. They follow the clue and discover the entrance to the fantastic underground world where Finndragon’s Curse has kept a kingdom hostage and unchanging for 1500 years. The siblings, Emma, Megan, and Scott – along with their faithful dog Bones – follow the path and land at the King’s Castle. There, they encounter demons that attack daily, people who die and are revived daily, and more clues to their father’s whereabouts.
The siblings meet new friends and win a talent contest. I loved that part of the story – especially the use of the cell phone. The King, who knows the children’s father, offers up a group of knights to accompany them and their new friends, and they set out to find Finndragon and their father. Here Richie Earl’s imagination really takes over and he develops a fantastic world complete with talking animals, more demons, and more very creative uses of a cell phone.
The only difficulty I had with the book was the use of Welsh – but I didn’t mind. Having read a number of novels with Welsh words, I have grown to enjoy trying to figure out how to pronounce them. It also made me feel like I was listening to James – the missing father – tell the Finndragon story to his children.
I can’t wait until the next book in the series is released. I will be reading it, so stay tuned for that review!
My rating: 4.5 stars.
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