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Keepers of Runes and the Tower of Shadows (Volume 1)
Age Range - 12 and up
Genre - Fantasy

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Age at time of review - 15
Reviewer's Location - Rockwell City, IA, United States
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Corinth, the newest sage knight of the elves of Enzlintine is sent out to experience the cultures of Terranset, but he gets a little more than he bargained for. What starts out as a simple mercenary job to scout a blocked road quickly escalates into a face-off with a powerful necromancer. Corinth, Nadine and Aventis, the two other mercenaries who accompanied him on his quest, are defeated by the necromancer. Instead of killing or enslaving them, the necromancer sends them on a quest after a magical book, along with his daughter Reika. Can they escape the necromancer and save Terranset?

Opinion: 

This was a pretty mediocre book, in my opinion. The characters where lovable and fun, but the story line was very derivative. A lot of things were pulled from Tolkien and Dungeons & Dragons. There were quests, spellbooks, mithril, a drunk redheaded dwarf, and a mysterious ranger, to name a few. The plot was a little sketchy, too. There were some events that seemed unlikely. The pattern of healing got repetitive as well. A character gets hurt. It looks like it might be really bad. Nevermind, Reika used magic and they're ok. If this had happened once or twice it would have been fine, but this happens after nearly every battle. That being said, I really love the interaction between the author's characters and how he ties in the prejudices that are a part of human nature. Overall the book was okay. I don't think I'd recommend it to anyone, though.

Rating:
3
Content Rating:

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