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Friday, December 12, 2008

186. The Prism Blade

The Prism Blade by Patricia Bow
Passage to Mythrin, Book 2

Pages: 267
Finished: Dec. 10, 2008
First Published: May, 2008
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Rating: 4.5/5
Reason for Reading: Received a Review Copy from Chapters Top Reviewers Club.

First sentence:

Long, long ago, in the springtime of the world, Adam was the first man.

Comments: The second volume of this wonderful YA series is just as good as the first one. This time around, two visitors from Mythrin come through the passage to Ammy and Simon's earth looking for a mythical sword. But which of the visitors is on the good side and which is on the bad side? Simon and Ammy have differing opinions and don't always work together to help their respective friends from the other world. That is until a third visitor passes through and everyone concerned realizes that he is really working on the side of evil.

A fun fantasy romp that was pure enjoyment. A complete contrast to the first volume which is mostly set in Mythrin this one is mostly set in our world though plenty enough happens in Mythrin as well. Mystical beasts and objects are always fun to read and while this book does contain a quest, it is not your typical journey type of quest making it rather unique. Really a whole lot of fun with engaging characters, well-written and a page-turner. Suitable for ages 8 and up, I still think it will appeal to teenage audiences as well as this 40 year old reviewer. I'm certainly looking forward to the third book (possibly the last in a trilogy?) which hopefully is in the works for 2009.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds interesting. I had never heard of the series before. I will have to check them out!