By Amy Neftzger
War has been waging across the kingdom it seems forever. The kingdom is fighting a sorcerer whose enchantments are confusing reality for those sent to fight against his mysterious army of shadows.
Daily attacks are the norm as the war continues, while magical means are sought to help rid the kingdom of this evil darkness that has spread throughout.
Rumors of an unreadable book could be the key that they seek, but if none can read what is within what hope does this fabled book provide? Kelsey, a young officer in the king's army, is determined to find this book and wield whatever weapon it may offer. But she can't do it alone and has to rely on the friendship of a local soldier and her few friends who are scattered throughout the kingdom.
This is a war for reality and truth. To win they must discover how to use their most powerful weapon the word, which has the potential to yield good or evil depending on the user's intent.
This is a fantasy that is intriguing in how this world and its war are based on the power of word and truth. Middle grade readers should enjoy this book and this is a world that I wouldn't mind revisiting though this story appears to be complete in and of itself. I could also see this book being used for an afternoon classroom read-aloud selection. Highly recommended for those looking for fantasy and adventure in a fun clean read.
I was provided a Advanced Review Copy (ARC) of this book through iRead Book Tours in exchange for my honest review and tour participation.
About the Book:
Sometimes there's no better way to understand reality than through fantasy, and the best way to find truth may be in a book - if you can find the right one.
Battles against darkness, a quest for truth, and a search for the book that no one can read are all part of the fantasy adventure in The War of Words. As an evil sorcerer wages war by using mysterious shadows and seeks to gain control by confusing the residents as to what's real and what isn't, the fate of the kingdom rests in the hands of Kelsey and Nicholas.
As the youngest officer in the king's army, Kelsey fights the evil sorcerer s shadows on the battlefield as she explores the kingdom searching for the key to winning the war. Nicholas, a young sorcerer in training who is mastering his craft, discovers how the right words can change the course of the future.
Explore an enchanted maze, uncover the power of words, and learn about friendship in this whimsical tale.
Amy Neftzger is the author of fiction books for both adults and children. She has also been published in business and academic journals, as well as literary publications. A few of her favorite things include traveling, books, movies, art, the Oxford comma, and gargoyles.
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