Saturday, August 24, 2013

Review: Growing Disenchantments by K.D. Berry

Growing Disenchantments
Title: Growing Disenchantments

Author: K.D. Berry

Publication date: June 2012

Published by: Bluewood Publishing

Source: For review from the authors (thanks!)

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Synopsis:

Just when he'd been looking forward to another quiet night delving into mind-bending arcane lore and mentally wrestling with the deepest magicks, along came this mysterious thief to disturb him. Why was it nothing in Ragonnard's life ever went to plan? Rather than turn her in to the law (or into something else), the young sorcerer offers Ganfrey a deal – steal a portrait from the palace for him. But it's no ordinary portrait. For 500 years it's been a magical prison for Syranax, the most powerful sorcerer in history. His enchanted Amulet was entombed with him, and Ragonnard wants it. More than anything. In releasing the Amulet, Ragonnard unleashes a devastating sequence of sorcerous events, the like of which has not been seen for hundreds of years. And, no, things definitely don't go to plan. Ned Merrivel is a time traveller from the future. His job is to sort it out when it all goes wrong and save the world somehow. If only he can find a pair of trousers first.

My rating: ★★★★☆

Young sorcerer Ragonnard has been looking for a particular painting for a long time. But this is not an ordinary portrait; it's very special...more special than he could ever imagine. Which is why he wants it so bad. Enter Ganfrey, a young thief whom Ragonnard recruits to help him steal the portrait. But the task proves to be difficult, not to mention the evil sorcerer that has appeared. Now it's up to them (and a couple other guys) to stop this sorcerer from practically taking over the realm.

First thing's first, I LOVE a book that can make me laugh, and this one was just funny! It was a very fun read with a fair amount of action.

I really liked Ganfrey...she was just a feisty little thing! Ragonnard was a bit arrogant but a great character, nonetheless. The character I really loved: the time traveler! He was such a great guy and really funny...always looking for pants *snickers* You gotta read it to know what I'm talking about :) So sad he had to "go home," though :(

This book was a fantasy-type book, you could say, and these aren't exactly my type of books. BUT it did have magic (which I LOVE) and all those animated objects...I LOVED the broom!! Anyway, I highly recommend this one to those who are fans of fantasy!


Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a comment! :)

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