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Prodigy of Rainbow Tower

(Legends of Windemere #2)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  239 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Luke Callindor and his friends are about to learn that the life of an adventurer can be brutally unforgiving.

Hungering for another adventure, Luke agrees to escort the heir of Serab along the L’dandrin River and into the safety of Gods’ Voice. A deadly gauntlet of cunning traps and savage creatures lay before the young warrior and his companions. Lacking the powerful magic
Paperback, 376 pages
Published July 31st 2013
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Jul 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
So, I read the first book in this series and enjoyed it, and I sort of thought this one would be a simple continuation of that, but it isn't, exactly. This book gives far richer details about the setting of Windemere and the lives of the colourful cast of characters you will come to love when you get to know them. There are also a lot of underrated characters in this story that i have a feeling will become major players later in consecutive books.

I enjoyed this book for many reasons. Firstly, I
Briana Vedsted
Jul 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Our daring hero has graduated from the prestigious military academy and now sets out with his friends on another adventure. Follow Luke through mishaps and miracles as he and his friends welcome new allies and battle new enemies. Betrayals and life-changing choices plague our hero almost to the point of death. He also meets a fiery young woman who might be his worst nightmare...or maybe his best friend. Be prepared for many heartbreaking twists and hilarious turns. I loved that I was drawn into ...more
C.N. Faust
Jul 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Once again, I am impressed with Charles Yallowitz's storytelling as well as his ability to bring something new to the table with each turn of the page. Prodigy of a Rainbow tower surpasses its predecessor, Beginning of a Hero, and lures the reader into a lush world of adventure and magic.

I am not often a fan of sequels (in a series, I usually jump favorites from book 1 to 3) but Prodigy is an exception. Aside from characters and plot, I just love seeing the writing style develop. Rather than lo
Jul 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received an advanced copy of this book and am really glad I did. Picking up where Beginning of a Hero left off, Luke and company are to escort Duke Solomon's heir and daughter, Kellia, back home. However, the villains are not simply sitting on their haunches. The Lich and Trinity are working together (begrudgingly, of course) to thwart our heros' trip and mission. Since our party is leaving the school behind for their next adventure, it's time to say goodbye to all the teachers and headmistres ...more
Sue Vincent
Dec 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
With Beginning of a Hero Yallowitz dipped his toe in the ruffled waters of fantasy. With Prodigy of Rainbow Tower he has dived in head first and come up swimming strongly.

This second book in the Windemere series is richer, deeper, darker... and funnier. The world develops in detail and scope, the characters, already vivid and alive, take on a greater breadth and complexity... and the plot, of course, thickens, leaving a third book eagerly awaited.

It is somewhat unusual to find such strongly draw
N.N. Light
Luke is looking for another adventure and he gets far more than he can handle in this book. Filled with action scenes to take your breath away and mysterious characters to make you wonder, Prodigy of Rainbow has it all. I really enjoyed it and can't wait for the next book in the series.

My Rating: 5 stars
Danielle Taylor
Jul 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
***I was given a copy of Prodigy of Rainbow Tower by the author, Charles E. Yallowitz, in exchange for an honest review***

Prodigy of Rainbow Tower is, in my mind, Charles’ best work to date. Now, I have only read one other of his books and I loved Beginning of a Hero, but Prodigy of Rainbow Tower has that something extra for me. Nyx. Is. Awesome. She’s feisty, hot-tempered, imperfect, and full of herself (or so she portrays to others). We get to know her during the task Luke, Nimby, Fritz, and A
Papi Z.
Jul 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone that enjoys a good book
Shelves: fantasy
So much happens in this book, a ton more action than in book 1 and all of it within the confines of the story. No gratuitous action, fights for no reason, nothing like that.

Charles is once again masterful with the dialogue, not too much, not too little, just the right amount to explain what is happening and why. The plot twists took me by surprise, I swear I knew all along “who done it” only to be foiled at the end by those meddlesome kids.

Have I mentioned Charles‘ penchant for incredibly power
Feb 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Excellent first 2 books, series goes to hell in book 3 and beyond when the young adult characters become sexually active. This author has serious problems writing women, relationships, and sex, in a respectful and believable fashion. He has fallen into the trap of the "Mother, Virgin, Whore" triad; his previously strong romantic female characters start acting like sluts and whores once they become sexually active (see spoiler). It is almost as if he hired a junior high school student to write t ...more
Pamela Beckford
Aug 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
As a non-fantasy reader, I jumped into Beginnings of a Hero in the Legends of Windemere series and really enjoyed it. So, it made perfect sense for me to read the next book in the series, Prodigy of Rainbow Tower.

The adventures continued - and I mean adventures, as in many adventures. Always with a twist and always fun. The humor in these books makes me smile - but the adventures were amazing. Luke and Nyx and the others jumped from one interesting battle into another. I know what you're thinkin
Janice Spina
Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Prodigy of Rainbow Tower, Book 2 is an action-packed fantasy that has a gripping storyline and memorable characters. The author has created a fun story with plenty of adventures for the main character, Luke Callindor, and his cohorts.

I read Book 1 more than a year or so ago but picked right up with Luke and his friends as if I never left them. This book continues with more adventures, odd creatures, spells, castors, gnomes, and the usual suspects that kept this reader enthralled.

This series coul
Chris The Story Reading Ape
I read this as part of The Legends of Windermere Fantasy Series Bundle 1.
Kira and Luke need to part company, because Luke and his friends, Fritz, Nimby, Aedyn, from the Hamilton Academy, and the drite, Fizzle, have been assigned to act as escort / bodyguards to Kellia on her journey back to her home.
As well as ambushes, battling a variety of monsters and demons, they meet some old enemies, make some new friends and gain one new, very talented, companion.
An excellent continuation of this series.

Victoria Zigler
Aug 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a well-written book, which has an interesting and exciting plot, as well as a fantastic cast of fun and well-rounded characters. It grabs your attention from the start, and holds it until the very last word, entertaining you while taking you on an amazing adventure.
JoJo Gozy
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Still crying

I was so heartbroken! I’m going to miss that gnome. I just love this series and I can’t wait to read book 3.
Kim Vandermause
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good

One thing u should know is that near the end you are gonna get the feels and ur gonna be sad
May 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Prodigy of Rainbow Tower follows Luke and his new friends; Nimby, Fritz, Aedyn and Fizzle as they make their way to the city of Gaia to collect the apprentice of Rainbow Tower and board the River Scout to protect Kellia, heir of Duke Solomon on her journey home to Gods’ Voice. However now Luke has major enemies – not just the Lich but his demon servant, the Hellfire Elf who has sworn revenge. Although Luke and his friends expect trouble on their journey, little do they realise just how much trou ...more
Jul 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
"Prodigy of Rainbow Tower", the follow up to one of my favorite books that I've read this year "Beginning of a Hero", left me satisfied but also ever-so-slightly disappointed.

What I liked.. ...

- The Windemere series continues to be a rare breed of "Fun Fantasy"
- Nyx is an excellent cast addition.
- Mr.Yallowitz's sense of humor and tendency to poke fun at his own archetypes is going strong.
- At 99 cents on amazon, this book is an absolute steal.

What I didn't like..

- The plot wasn't as inte
John W. Howell
Nov 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was so sorry to finish Prodigy of Rainbow Tower by Charles Yallowitz since I wanted the characters to really get closer together. Without spoiling anything, Kira and Luke belong together and it looks like they will make it in spite of separation and Luke’s desire to finish his quest of heroism before settling down. There is a very tender ending which made me want to turn the page to see where it went. Up to the ending there is enough fighting, laughing, and magic to satisfy anyone looking for ...more
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Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.

Other books in the series

Legends of Windemere (10 books)
  • Beginning of a Hero (Legends of Windemere, #1)
  • Allure of the Gypsies (Legends of Windemere, #3)
  • Legends of Windemere Fantasy Series Bundle, #1
  • Family of the Tri-Rune (Legends of Windemere, #4)
  • The Compass Key (Legends of Windemere, #5)
  • Curse of the Dark Wind (Legends of Windemere, #6)
  • Sleeper of the Wildwood Fugue (Legends of Windemere, #7)
  • The Merchant of Nevra Coil (Legends of Windemere, #8)
  • The Mercenary Prince (Legends of Windemere, #9)

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