Today I am thrilled to be closing off the Blog Tour for THE LEVEN CASKET by Joanna Larum with a guest review by the lovely Penny Buxton
In pre-historic times, all the evil in the world was imprisoned in a Casket and buried deep underground. Two families promised to provide Keepers for the Casket through the ages, to ensure that the evil didn’t escape to wreak havoc in the world. In our time, those Keepers are Charlie and Rosie and the Evil Ones are escaping! What do Charlie and Rosie have to do to prevent evil taking over the world? They are helped and occasionally hindered by a huge dragon and a beautiful Elf but someone will have to pay the price for keeping our world safe.
Guest Review – by Penny Buxton
I loved this story from the off, it is all about Charlie and Rosie who discover about a casket that holds’ the evil ones’ and are bestowed the task to get the evil ones back in the casket by Halloween and protect the ’cube’ that held the key to completing it , as the story unfolds Charlie and Rosie learn this was a task passed from their grandparents but they died before they could tell them about it, they learn they are connected and when together have a great power. It is a story full of magic, mystery and time travel!
I have always loved the fantasy genre and for me this book has everything, elves, dragons, a tricky quest and characters I can relate to. I was gripped from the start and found it that full of magic I was page turning right to the end, it grips you into wanting to know what would happen, it has all the aspects of fantasy you would expect but is told in such a way it still has the twists that leave you wondering what would happen next. It’s a great read for any fantasy lover and a great starting point for anyone wanting to try a different genre, I am hoping for a part two!
I only went to school to learn to read. At age 6, I decided I COULD read and promptly left, by the school gate, the same gate which my mother marched me back through 10 minutes later. So I had to spend the next 12 years at school, learning lots of different things, none of which lived up to the excitement of reading. Wanting to be a writer was a natural progression, because there is nothing as exciting as inventing the story yourself. But it’s taken over 50 years before I dared to present my stories for other people to read. So, here they are! I’ll just creep behind the sofa.