"A Gem of a Young Adult Fantasy"
This young adult novel is a little gem that stays true to
the format of classic high fantasy with a group of
radically different adventurers brought together and
charged with a quest that only they can fulfill. The quest
for them is finding the lost prince to unite their worlds
before civil war envelopes them.
Rather than dwarves and elves, or wookies, this band is
formed of a priest, shapeshifter, a bard, sorceress, and
some unique feline like creatures that all come from
different worlds. Each character totally holds their own
and becomes lovable in their own way. Lovers of romance
will enjoy the budding relationship between two of the
characters, while fans of high fantasy will appreciate the
care and detail the author has gone into with her world
building, or in this case "worlds".
Readers expecting to get right into the action might worry
about the front loaded world building, but the action is
worth the wait once the little band's journey gets
underway. As the first book in the Adventures of the
Carotian Union series, there will be many more adventures
for us to enjoy.
Reviewed by Clover Autrey
Posted October 18, 2007