Sometimes there’s no better way to understand reality than through fantasy, and the best way to find truth may be in a book – if you can find the right one.
Battles against darkness, a quest for truth, and a search for the book that no one can read are all part of the fantasy adventure in The War of Words. As an evil sorcerer wages war by using mysterious shadows and seeks to gain control by confusing the residents as to what’s real and what isn’t, the fate of the kingdom rests in the hands of Kelsey and Nicholas.
As the youngest officer in the king’s army, Kelsey fights the evil sorcerer’s shadows on the battlefield as she explores the kingdom searching for the key to winning the war. Nicholas, a young sorcerer in training who is mastering his craft, discovers how the right words can change the course of the future.
Explore an enchanted maze, uncover the power of words, and learn about friendship in this whimsical tale.
I received an Advance Review Copy of this book for an honest review.
The War of Words is a fantasy for young adults. A powerful sorcerer wants to take over the kingdom and he has an army of beings he’s created that are called shadows. Kelsey is the youngest officer in the king’s army and she is fighting both on and off the field. She has the help of Nicholas and his friends who are trying to figure out what spell the evil sorcerer is using so that they can stop him and his army of shadows.
After I started this book, I found out that it’s the third in the series. It does stand on its own but it would have been nice to know the history behind Kelsey’s scar. There are hints about how she got it and it doesn’t really take away from the story but I’m curious.
The characters are all unique in their own way. For example, Kelsey, the main character, has trouble making new friends. A young man named Eric keeps following her and asking questions until she finally lets him go on a mission with her. Once he proves himself, she warms up to him and they become friends.
This is an interesting world with enchantments, shadows, and things appearing different to each person. At one point, Kelsey asks her friend Eric if Roland looks like a fox to him because Roland doesn’t look like a fox to everyone.
This world shows the importance of words. My favorite quote is something the king said at the end: “Don’t let anyone tell you that word are harmless. They’re the most powerful tool we have, both for good and evil…”
This is truly a fantasy for young adults and I think most young adults would like it.
About the Author
Amy Neftzger is the author of fiction books for both adults and children. She has also been published in business and academic journals, as well as literary publications.
A few of her favorite things include traveling, books, movies, art, the Oxford comma, and gargoyles.
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