The Kingdom Lights review by bygflower
The Kingdom Lights
Age Range - 12 and up
Genre - Fantasy

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Age at time of review - 10
Reviewer's Location - Wokingham, Berkshire, United Kingdom
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In a magical world, Celes Vale is an average boy from a non-magical background, and until his 12th birthday he doesn't think that is going to change. But when he meets a spirit who tells him he has incredible magical powers, and goes to an wonderful school for children with magical abilities, he feels... special. There are troubles in store for Celes too, though, by making enemies as well as friends.


To explain this book in one word... chaos.  Steven VS creates a fantastic place full of magic not unlike Harry Potter's world, but the book as a whole didn't keep me entertained and made my head spin because of excessively changed viewpoints and an incredibly complicated storyline. The beginning and middle were very confusing, and the end chaotic. It seemed to me that it was trying to be similar to Harry Potter, with a school for magic, and a bully, but the way it was written did not satisfy me. It's a shame, because it has the potential to be a great fantasy novel. The Kingdom Lights has a storyline with incredible promise, but the changing viewpoints and excessive description took away from what could have been a brilliant book.

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Celes is knocked unconscious a couple of times but it is not described in detail.

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