This is a story of a disabled boy Conor Kelly who is taken in a mythical realm and tasked with saving them by finding the four lost treasures which are hidden in modern day Ireland. The book jumps from modern times to the mythical past and the fairy world as the story unfolds.
I have to confess I finished this book nearly a month ago, I’m normally a bit quicker writing reviews so I apologies for any inaccuracies.
What I didn’t like;
Well not a lot but I did have a few grumbles;
Some of the characters could have had a little more depth, I like the character of Ruairi but at first he came over as very 2 dimensional I would have like to have seen more sides of him at the beginning.
I like a good baddie I felt we didn’t know enough about Bres, there was lots of backstory for the other character it felt if a part of his story had been removed by accident. As I write this I wonder if I had inadvertently skipped a chapter a missed it, either way something was missing for me.
What I liked;
A lot is the simple answer, it was a very enjoyable book, some highlights without giving any spoilers;
The hero was disabled and didn’t suddenly become able bodied, I loved that part of the book. He’s feelings of helplessness was very touching.
The plot tying in with legends, I’m bit of a history geek and loved that part. I know nothing about Ireland so I don’t know how true to the legends the author was but it was very enjoyable.The depth of some of the characters, I know I just moaned some didn’t have enough but others had bucket loads, Conor and Annalee in particular were very well written.
A very enjoyable book only marred slightly for me by not knowing enough about the villain. I would recommend it and will be reading the others at some point. I would give it 4 out of 5 stars, I might even round it up to 5 for amazon and good reads.