Book Review: Lycanthor the Werewolf by Aiden Storm

Dragon-Fyre-Cover.-V4-641x1024Title: Lycanthor the Werewolf (The Dragon Fyre Blade, Book 1) 

Author: Aiden Storm

Illustrator:McCartney Leopardi

Publication Date: July 1, 2014 

Publisher: Dreaming Empire 

Pages: 71

Recommended Ages: 7 to 12

Summary: 

Thirteen year old Jack is spending the summer at his Aunt’s house in the country. Unfortunately, it’s done nothing but rain and he’s stuck in her old mansion without cable or internet. Bored and alone, he sets out to explore the house. When he reaches the attic, he finds an intricate and unusual mural painted on the walls. Life for Jack gets turned upside down when he stumbles and is transported through a portal into a magical world.

For Jasyra, the daughter of the High King, life couldn’t be worse. Her father has been turned to glass, her kingdom has been taken over by the Demon Emperor, and she and her friend, Evooku, have been exiled. The only way to save the land is to reassemble the Dragon Fyre Blade, but the Demon Emperor has hidden all six pieces and each is guarded by great mythical beasts. There is only one person who can help restore peace, but it has been said that he is not of their land.

When Jack awakens in the Great Forest of Karandur, he encounters Jasyra and Evooku. He discovers the only way home is to band together to fight the evil Lycanthor, a giant werewolf that guards a piece of the Dragon Fyre Blade. But first they have to make it through an enchanted land full of danger.

The Queen of Light appears to Jack and delivers a gift, as well as a revelation. He, Jasyra and Evooku form an unlikely friendship along the way and lasting bonds are made when they realize they are Karandur’s only hope. Will the trio be able to defeat Lycanthor and save the kingdom from an eternity of despair?

The Dragon Fyre Blade: Lycanthor the Werewolf is the first book in a series of six and is written for children 7 – 11 years old.

Review:

I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.

Jack is spending a boring summer with his aunt in an old house with a tower. When he climbs to the top of the tower, it has a beautiful mural which he falls into and enters another world. That’s when his adventure begins and he turns from a normal teen into a hero.

This was a short book, only 67 pages. I’m not one for long drawn out descriptions but this story was a bit too short. It would have been nice to know more about the characters as well as this strange world that Jack has fallen into. This is a series so, hopefully, there will be more information in the upcoming books.

 

About the Author:

Jackedit-236x300Aiden grew up a city boy, but always loved getting out into the country. As a kid, his great uncle always took him to old castles, famous battlegrounds and long hikes in the wilderness. These days, Aiden lives in old cottage next to the forest with his dog Blade. When not writing Aiden spends time exploring the woods, dead certain they’re full of fantastical creatures, long lost relics and ancient magic…

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