Alex and the Druids’ Eclipse

A Cornish Tale

Children - Mythology/Fairy Tale
278 Pages
Reviewed on 09/03/2018
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Alex and the Druids’ Eclipse: A Cornish Tale by Carolyn Griffin is a fascinating story set against the backdrop of Cornish Celtic roots where readers are introduced to ten-year-old Alex Pitts who lives in the village of Penmellyn. Alex is excited because he is going to watch the solar eclipse that day with his father, Jory. Alex is enraptured by the sight when the moon totally eclipses the sun. Jory notices that Alex is missing after watching the eclipse and he does not know what he is going to tell Stephanie, his wife and Alex’s mother. The story takes a different turn from here when Alex goes on a fantastical and adventurous journey while his neighbors, friends, and the villagers offer their help with searching for Alex.

Readers will be glued to the book till the very end to know whether Alex reaches home after his adventures. Alex stumbles into an unfamiliar and dangerous place after witnessing the solar eclipse, a place in which he is sent to bring the cauldron of Bran back for King Arthur. All the characters are well sketched and they complement the plot beautifully. The wizard Merlin, the faeries, Blythe the wolf, and the dangerous journey are vividly sketched with some excellent narration and descriptions. Readers will be enchanted by the lore and magic. The author seamlessly and deftly knits the world of Alex’s parents into the mythical journey of Alex. For all those who love fantasy, intrigue, suspense, and adventure, this book is a must-read.