Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Review of Fairy Boy of Calton Hill by Sean-Paul Thomas

Read For: Requested Reviews
Synopsis: "Liam, a young teenage boy who recently lost his father, is befriended by G, a weird and wonderful, yet very curious kind of fairy creature, after she breaks the strict rules of her troubled, fantastical world and intervenes when Liam is beaten up by a gang of school bullies outside her cave on top of Edinburgh's Calton Hill.

Immediately G and Liam form a deep bond of friendship that takes them on a whirlwind adventure inside her magical world, from the great cliffs of doom and the flesh eating forest to the great lake of Silence, and all the weird and wonderful creatures that inhabit them, from fire wolves and rainbow dragons to the more sinister lurking Weasel bats.

But G's world is no longer the tranquil haven it once was, and is now a world ruled by a tyrant Fairy King, his mysterious evil wizard, Zorn, and their army of Wretchids - a half goblin, half werewolf mix breed creature, with one hell of a bite.

Things take a darker turn when Liam, looking to impress his new love interest Lucy - a pretty and feisty Irish teenage girl next door - secretly brings her into the new world, unaware of the tragic and twisted chaos that is about to be unleashed."

My Review: This book was sent to me by the author in exchange for an honest review. I have read several books by Thomas in the past few years and have found them to be enjoyable books to read with some big messages woven into them. This one was a little difficult for me to get into but once things got going I didn't want to stop reading. It is a thrilling adventure with some unique characters. I felt like it had some hints towards Peter Pan but it is truly its own story. I will say that the accent was rather difficult in the beginning, and I found it to be a little inconsistent (occasionally there seemed to be a lack of accent and then in the next chapter it would come back full force). It seems to be a part of a planned series as the ending is a bit of a cliffhanger. I do not know when another book may be released but I am certainly interested to find out what happens next.
My Rating: This is an adventure story for everyone, be it boys or girls, young or old.  I had a few minor issues with it but all in all it was a good fantasy story.  I give it a rating of Three Paws.
Fairy Boy of Calton Hill was sent to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.
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  1. Sounds interesting. Slow beginnings always worry me. At least it got better.

    1. It was really interesting once it got going and I got used to the accent.