I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
I’m going to keep this review short and sweet, as it best reflects this story.
McGrath has a clear narrative voice that greatly supports his book. It’s a perfect book for young readers, and carries that magical essence that classics such as Narnia by C.S Lewis and Into The Land Of Unicorns by Bruce Coville have.
However, it felt like it was a bit shallow and a bit too cheesy for me. I found myself wanting more from the story, and I believe that’s only because it’s a bit too young for my taste (the only children’s novels I can happily get through are the ones that made up my childhood and are deeply imbued in nostalgia).
Overall, a lovely start to a young fantasy series. It wasn’t difficult to read, and it’s world was just what it needed to be: magical.