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The Rifts of Rime by Steven L. Peck
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Jun 01, 12

bookshelves: 2012, dnf, fantasy, for-review-book-tour, young-adult
Read from May 09 to 21, 2012


When I first came across this book and saw it was likened to Redwall…oh man. I was all over it. As I was reading it however, I realized that the only similarity lies with talking animals as the cast. And that’s only a small portion of the characters in The Rifts of Rime. Only select species (wolf, squirrels, ants, etc) were chosen by the Wealdened to become Quickened. They were granted intelligence and the ability to speak and write, recite poetry and craft songs.

I wasn’t expecting this book to be quite as violent as it was, especially for a middle grade novel. Granted, there were plenty of deaths in Redwall, but I don’t remember anything quite as graphic as depicted in The Rifts of Rime.

The characters were wonderfully written and I loved the poems and songs. Unfortunately, despite the numerous action sequences, this book just didn’t work for me. I had wanted so badly to enjoy it, and in certain parts I did, but overall, it was a bit of a letdown. However, even though it wasn’t for me, I can easily see younger readers devoured this book.

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