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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Forgotten Land Review

The Forgotten Land

Written by Josephine Kelly
# of Pages: 284

My Rating: 4/5

Read in August 2013

* I recieved a copy of this book for review, but that does not affect my opinion on the novel. *

Summary (according to GoodReads)

A child prince of Egypt grows up far away from his land and suffers amnesia. But slowly, he remembers and starts a challenging journey back.

My Thoughts

This novel starts by talking about the life of 4-year-old Prince Liman and his life, as well as his mother dealing with the coming battle that could take their people into slavery. I found this story to be very descriptive in a way that makes you feel as if you are living in this world. This novel included some beautiful pictures and they added a lot to the story. Having these pictures showing the people, things the author was talking about, etc, made it easy to put an image to a provided description. It was a really great experience reading this book and it takes you on an adventure with the characters. 

When you are first getting into this story, there are a lot of characters to keep track of as well as a lot of world building. This can make it seem like the story is going by slowly, but it definitely picks up as the story progresses. 

What I really enjoyed about this book was the different aspects that were included. This novel had a romance going on, a lifelong grudge that needs to be confronted, battles, and, of course, a comedic relief. The ending grabbed my attention and could not let it go. Fingers crossed for a sequel! I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys fast-paced novels about history, because it is worth picking up. 

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