30 June 2011
Book Review Many-Coloured Realm by Anne Hamilton
1 nice girl
2 bad boys
3 tortuous tasks
4 strange ambassadors…
after that, it’s hard to keep count. Dozens of elves, hundreds of goblins, legions of demons — all converging on the colourless world ruled by the goblin king. Can Robby and Chris discover the goblin king’s name and rescue Stephen before time runs out? The goblin king’s eyes narrowed into almond slits. ‘No, it’s not Rumplestiltzskin.’ He drew himself up and scowled. ‘Why does everyone say that?’ A starlit fantasy for young adults, blended with science fiction and written in numerical literary style, Many-Coloured Realm falls somewhere in between those fabulous Lewises: Lewis Carroll and CS Lewis. Expect the unexpected!
This is a really good book but I have to say I did find the first part of the book very confusing. Some of the characters confused me as well as what they were saying but if you persist everything is explained and it all makes so much more sense. Once everything is explained the book flowed so much quicker for me and I just wanted to know what would happen next. I grew up with the Narnia series and read it so many times. This book is in the same vein and will captivate readers. Loved seeing the different characters and the issues Robbie and Chris have to deal with. I can see this book being very popular with teens and young adults who love fantasy. This is a good read but if you are finding it confusing at first persist as you will find the more you read the more you understand and will be so glad you persisted.