Tuesday, July 26, 2011

J.R.R. Tolkien: A review

                                                               J.R.R. Tolkien by Mark Horne

J.R.R. Tolkien famously penned The Hobbit and the 3-volume novel The Lord of the Rings. Known as “the father of modern fantasy literature,” his writings have inspired many other works of fantasy and have had a lasting effect on the entire genre. In this Christian Encounters biography, learn how Tolkien’s faith was an intrinsic element of his creative imagination, one that played out in the pages of his writings and his life.

I’ve always wanted to know how J.R.R. Tolkien work was started, and created. I must admit this book was a little dry in some parts. This book starts when Tolkien is just a little child up until his death. This book was shoved full with facts of where he went to school, his home like and his ideas for up coming books. It described his love for nature, languages and friends. I was really interested in Tolkien relationship with C.S. Lewis. They were friends for ten years before they had a falling out.  All of his life wasn’t so grand; but the one thing I loved to hear about in his life was his love for his wife Edith. Tolkien in his older life moved around a lot because of war and many other things. Edith followed him, their marriage staying stronger.  It also showed how much perfection Tolkien wanted in his life and his stories. It was amazing to think when Tolkien wrought The Hobbit, and then thought nothing would come of it after it was published.  J.R.R. Tolkien by Mark Horne was the first book I have ever read about Tolkien it was a great informative read.

I received for free for review from booksneeze (booksneeze.com)

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Dragons of Chiril: A review

The dragons of chiril by Donita K Paul
Before DragonSpell, on a different continent and a different time, a young emerlindian’s desperate decision threatens to disrupt the foundation of the world.

Tipper has been caring for her family’s estate for years now, ever since her father disappeared, making a living by selling off his famous artwork. Then she learns that three statues she sold were carved from an ancient foundation stone, and the fabric of her reality is crumbling.

She must free her father and save the world. But she can’t do it alone.

Her ragtag band of adventurers includes Beccaroon, a giant parrot; Bealomondore, an aristocratic young artist; a handsome dragonkeeper prince; the Wizard Fenworth; and the tumanhofer librarian Librettowit. Together they travel through valleys and kingdoms and consort with purveyors of good and agents of evil to find and reunite the missing statues. Will they learn to rely on Wulder’s grace and guidance along the way?

Firstly when I received this book I thought it would be some random book in the series; which I am glad it is not. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, I was excited to get after I read Two Tickets to the Christmas ball also by Paul. I sucked in the moment a weird bird started talking to itself. From the start this book was an adventure, wondering what would happen next. I loved the characters, the main character Tipper the most. In conclusion the book was great and every word will keep you hooked until the very end.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review