A Trevott's Tale

Fiction - Fantasy - General
804 Pages
Reviewed on 08/02/2011
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Author Biography

An avid naturalist with an adventurous streak and a deep yearning to see the world, Julius D. Adelar has spent much of his life exploring Europe, North, Central and South America as well as many other countries and cultures. No fancy hotel rooms for this intrepid wanderer either, as he has done most of this on a shoestring budget — backpacking, walking vast distances and often sleeping under the stars — everything from working on a Greek fishing boat to surviving solo in the jungles of the tropics for several months.

Yes, he has found the time to pursue a formal education as well, earning an Associate of Arts Degree from County College of Morris, then going on to procure his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Rowan University, New Jersey.

Something of a modern day ‘Renaissance Man’, Julius now lives in the foothills of the great Rockies of Colorado with his wife Charon, where he works on upcoming novels and also
makes homemade wines and ales, while keeping his wife very happy with home cooked breads, pastries and superb entrées, as he is something of a self-taught gourmet chef at that!

    Book Review

Reviewed by Author Anna del C. Dye for Readers' Favorite

A Trevott's Tale is a charming story about small people and their doings in a land named Trelandia. The tale starts by introducing some of the people and places of this world. It progresses to a particular young Trevott by the name of Waldon Woodott. His parents died when a dragon burned their town, so he was raised by the master of the great tree. This tree is quite unique, and its biggest room houses all the books ever written, maps and tales ever told.

Everything changes for the quiet Waldon when a human, the very one who saved him from the inferno when his parents died, has come for a business visit. The human, Gadhelix, is a long-time friend of Master Boughbound, the tree master, and brought a parchment addressed to Waldon. And what does the parchment say? That he had a wealthy long lost uncle who has left everything to him!

This book is composed of two books under one cover. It is a beautifully written and enthralling tale. It is a somewhat slower paced fantasy for those who love to take time to savor the words, the world and the people therein. I believe that it could use more dialogue to spread around the descriptions within the pages, thus enticing young audiences to read it. I would recommend this book from teen to adults. It is full of run-on sentences, but I thought they make the tale sound charming.