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The True Blade of Power (Lowthar's Blade #3)
by R.L. LaFevers (Goodreads Author)
Time is running out. The old king is dying, and evil Mordig escaped his stone prison. Humans, Fey, and goblins of Lowthar must unite and forge a true blade of power or fall to Mordig. Kenric, human son of a blacksmith, with friends Fey Princess Linwe and lowest goblin caste Hnagi, seek help of unwilling goblin king Orlegg via rescue of goblin Prince Durrig.
Paperback, 148 pages
Published June 2006 by Penguin Young Readers Puffin
(first published 2005)
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Full review can also be found on: Paein and Ms4Tune’s Book Blog
And so we reach the end of this series and honestly I can say this: there wasn't enough depth and detail for me. But considering it was more of a childrens book and was more of an introduction to the world of fantasy, this isn't surprising, especially compared to the length of some of the mammoth books I've recently read. Had I read these when I was younger I'm sure I would have loved them.
The conclusion was what we adults would cal ...more
Awkward not having read previous two installments; I meant to read the first of the trilogy, not the last, where "old lore .. learned from the Fey .. Grim Wood .. the poem .. from Thulidor, the Fey smith" p 61. I don't like rhymes and oracles that puzzle decoding; this verse is both. Plot and characters are not exactly predictable, just so many elements seem familiar from a Tolkein-style world ("Three rings for the Elven-kings .. One ring to .. bind them"), that somehow strangely spelling out de ...more
Decent ending. Mostly predictable. I liked the different kinds of goblins. Like the others of the series, it's a good introduction for young readers to the world of fantasy (and the idea of evil Dark Lords and young heroes and quests and whatnot).
R.L. LaFevers (Robin Lorraine when she’s in really big trouble) grew up surrounded by shelves of old dusty books and a passel of brothers. She has also spent a large portion of her life being told she was making up things that weren’t there, which only proves she was destined to write fiction. She is the author of over fourteen books for young readers, including THEODOSIA AND THE SERPENTS OF CHAOS ...moreMore about R.L. LaFevers...
Other Books in the Series
Lowthar's Blade (3 books)