December 29, 2010

Review : Seven Sorcerers by Caro King

Title : Seven Sorcerers
Author : Caro King
Reading Dates : 28 Nov - 1 Dec 2010
The Seven Sorcerers
The Fabulous
The books in the series so far :
  • Seven Sorcerers
  • Shadow Spell
From Amazon :
Nin had never liked Wednesdays, but this one took the biscuit. On this Wednesday she woke up to find that it was raining buckets and that her brother had ceased to exist. Nin realizes she is the only person to remember Toby because whoever took him is about to make her disappear too. Enter Skerridge the Bogeyman, who steals kids for Mr. Strood. With his spindle, he draws all memories of Nin out of her mother's head. She escapes to the Drift, a land filled with the fabulous and the dreadful. What is the sorcerers' secret and will Nin and Toby escape their fate at the House of Strood?

Book Review of Seven Sorcerers.
I enjoyed reading Seven Sorcerers.

Mainly this is because of the different creatures that Nin meets throughout the book. While I don’t find Nin herself particularly interesting, those she interacts with in the world of the Seven Sorcerers certainly are. And it was certainly intriguing how some of the most beautiful creatures were among the deadliest. I especially liked how the ones who are most helpful towards Nin are also those usually associated with being the bad guys. My favourite characters surprisingly was a mud man and a bogey man. Besides this I thought it very cleverly done that a number of characters aren’t truly black or white.

Another reason I’m curious about this one was the mystery of the dying land. What is the plague that is kiling the Fabulous and their world ? What part has Nin and her friends to play in this ? What did the Seven Sorcerers do to escape their demise ? Although I didn’t get all the answers I was looking for, I certainly had fun trying to figure them out.

My conclusion : Definitely worth a read. Fantasy readers looking for a lighter fare should try this out.

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