Sunday, 29 April 2012

Review: Legends Lost: Amborese

Original Title: Legends Lost: Amborese
Author: Janet McNulty, Nova Rose
Publisher: CreateSpace
Published Date: August 23 2011
Genre: Fantasy

Amborese thought she was a peasant's daughter until one night dark creatures murdered her parents and pursued her into the forest. Saved by a talking cat and her friend Zolo, she fled for her life only to learn that she had a bigger destiny than she once believed. Pursued across the five lands of Tesnayr by an evil wizard's army, Amborese must overcome her doubts and unite the dragons, elves, dwarves, and the five lands themselves. But will they follow a mere girl?


This book has all elements of fantasy and the plot came as a real surprise.

Amborese is the last true heir of Tesnaryr and she is the one destined to unite the divided lands and save it from the tyrant, Clymorus.  Clymorus lived 300 years ago, but before his death, stored all his powers in a necklace.  This necklace, which was lost across centuries, finally got into the possession of Amborese, who sets out to destroy it.  She was accompanies with many interesting friends on the way.

Amborese experiences loss, love, friendship, adventure, fear and leadership for the first time in her life.  The perilous journey transforms her as a leader, from an ordinary girl.

Great plot, writing, world-building and characters.  I just have one complaint..there is over-explanation at many places, which makes the book huge - 3 parts.  But, as the plot is interesting, one can't give up.

Recommended to fantasy lovers!

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