Review: The Stone of Valhalla by Mikey Brooks

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Publisher: All Night Reads
Publishing Date: July 2014
ISBN: 9781939993281
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: 3.8/5

Publisher Description: Breaking into an old lady’s basement was supposed to reward Aaron with new friends. Instead he finds an enchanted amulet that transports him to another world—one at war with magic. Before he knows it, he is accused of witchcraft and invited to a bonfire—where he’s the main attraction. If that’s not bad enough, a goblin army shows up and toasts the town…literally.

Review: Cover art is weak.

This was a novel built for children but adults will find the story-line, characters and movement to their liking.

Aaron goes from stealing a baseball card, finding a magical necklace and being transported to an alternate universe with Goblins, trolls and magic. He makes new friends, loses a friend, gains a friend back and has difficulty understanding adult motivations.

The story-line was fairly cliche’ (insecure shy boy saves universe from evil and gains in self-esteem) yet the author makes it work with solid and original character development. A fun read.

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