Taking us way beyond a simplistic battle between supernatural forces of good and evil Barr tells the story of Conor Archer with darkly brooding seriousness to give us an exhilarating story that follows Conor as he rediscovers his family’s mythical past to unleash the power within him.
Another Jimmy Crikey corker from Wallace. E. Briggs, ‘Jade-the Youngest Ever Witch’ takes his readers back into a mysterious society beneath their own, and on into amazing worlds full of other-worldly creatures and strange happenings.
Strong in terms of plotting and character development Bobb Jr. has crafted a well-articulated world with distinct settings and relatable, compelling characters devoted to a thrilling quest.
The sheer scope of Bobb’s Tales Told by a Tinker series is impossible to ignore with Bobb investing much attention in creating a unique world and magical order where the sense of fun in exploring it is infectious and never slacks in its efforts to wow us.
The delicacy and even believability of this fantastical story support an underlying message of decent human behaviour and a well-mannered and civilised society, and the reader is left with the sense that Brightwell truly believes in the nature of the society she has created in a more peaceful parallel universe- one which follows closely to the Q’ehazi people.
A totally enthralling introduction to the fantasy genre, ‘Dylan Dover: Into the Vortex,’ represents the very best of teen fiction. In book 1 of a series, Lynne Howard has created a fabulous magical parallel world that exists only for the immortal.
A kaleidoscope of medieval fantasy Howard returns with book 2 in his Griffin Legends series to once again deliver the kind of rousing, large-scale adventure that marks the best sword and sorcery epics and finds Godfrey’s resolve tested beyond anything he could have imagined.
Giving us an intriguing plot that’s deliciously dark at times Smith’s colourfully visual imagination is once again evident as she brings her characters to life with a feisty narrative to deliver everything a reader could want from a Teen & Young Adult Fantasy novel.
Exploring multiple dimensions has become a popular theme in science fiction and the superhero universe but it takes something special to really stand out and Bolton has this covered with Folder proving a concept with endless possibilities.
There’s all the drama and sensibilities expected of the Teen & Young Adult Romantic Fantasy genre with a sprightly narrative and richly layered detail that creates a genuine sense of time and place. But what makes Galloay’s novel most notable is her unerring ability to delve into the minds of her characters who she vividly brings to life.