A malignant being is hunting Shaun McClanahan and his daughter Molly. When it steals their gold, they are thrust into an epic adventure, hurtling back through time to ancient Rome.
To save themselves, Molly and her father must come to terms with a painful past, heal old wounds, and grapple with the most powerful leprechaun magic ever known to lore gatherers. But even with the help of a poetry-writing fox and a hyper-intelligent chicken, can they save the universe?
Leprechauns are not only magical beings, as people often believe. In fact, they are beings who gather knowledge. For them, art reflects the essence of things, which is why they are guardians of stories. Furthermore, they have had to learn to protect everything they consider valuable, which is why they are cunning and resourceful. However, their life is not so simple because they have serious responsibilities to fulfill. Book of Leprechauns: The Lore Gatherers follows Molly, a young leprechaun who has lost the gold she was entrusted with. Alongside her father, Shaun, and her friend Dorker, they embark on a thrilling journey to ancient Rome and the realm of Caesar. Through this adventure, Molly learns more about her family, the responsibilities of being a lore gatherer, and the true magic that lies within her.
Author Jonathan Uffelman demonstrates exceptional attention to detail, crafting charismatic and engaging characters. Molly is a relatable protagonist who strives to excel while her father, Shaun, grapples with striking the right balance between guidance and independence. I loved reading about Molly's relationship with her father and found it heartwarming. The vivid descriptions of the settings, particularly ancient Rome, are enriched with historical details, immersing the reader in the adventure. The narrative is further enhanced by including short tales discovered throughout the journey. The detailed descriptions and footnotes throughout the story add remarkable depth and richness to the narrative. The creative footnotes provide an authentic touch, effortlessly immersing the reader in the enchanting world of leprechauns.
Book of Leprechauns: The Lore Gatherers is an entertaining, thrilling, and unique middle-grade fantasy story. This novel is filled with adventure, exciting myths, and folk tales. This is a must-read for fans of sword and sorcery stories.
Yes, that epic ride takes place in The Lore Gatherers. And yes, it is as entertaining as it sounds.
A chicken. A fox. A missing pot of gold. A remarkable girl named Molly. And Dorker. With the freshest narrative voice I have read in a very long time (long by human standards, but probably by leprechaun ones as well), The Lore Gatherers is an instant classic. This heartwarming, hilarious, and utterly engaging story takes place in a richly imagined contemporary world full of mythology, tradition, and yes, boatloads of lore. And then it goes back in time. Our heroine Molly is spunky, smart, and relatable. I rooted for her during every moment of her incredible journey, and I was surprised and delighted by each twist and turn. Equally as entertaining for adults as for children, this is one story you will look forward to reading to your kid night after night. Or just get it and read it yourself. Fans of Harry Potter and Percy Jackson, take note. Book 2 cannot come soon enough.