Fantasy and Science Fiction for Children and Teens
The land of Ahn Norvys lies in chaos. The King has died and the Queen and Prince are missing. The ancient harmony of the land is disintegrating. But young Kalaquinn Wright lives in a protected clanholding, safe from the events in the larger world outside. Safe, that is, until the holding is invaded, the Sacred Fire is extinguished, and his entire clan is in jeopardy. Suddenly, Kalaquinn Wright finds himself caught up in events and playing a role he never imagined.
The Stoneholding is a beautifully written book with a depth and richness of detail rarely matched. The authors have created a world, complete with its own history and folklore, that approaches Tolkien's Middle Earth in scope and execution. Unfortunately, the beautiful description sometimes gets in the way of the action, and the first part of the book is a slow read. Readers who persist will find that it grows into an interesting tale.
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