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Reviewed by Alice DiNizo for Readers' Favorite
Darkarh's favorite and most honorable son, Egoragh, is murdered. Darkarh presses his seal ring to Egoragh's neck and sends Egoragh's body, via flamingos, to Steukhon, the priest, who transforms the dead Egoragh into mortal form as a baby, Egorh. Egorh is raised by St. Matthew who loves him dearly, but Egorh must grow up and fulfill his destiny, or the world will be ruled by evil. The epitome of evil is the sorceress Zinnia who, with her minions, conspires to do just that: rule the world with evil. Egorh is protected by an amulet he wears around his neck and by the dryads, Mirk and Kirk, who stay with him throughout his growing up years. Zinnia follows and attempts to foil Egorh through his growing years and enacts the curse of the flamingos, whereby she takes a human heart and turns the remaining body into a flamingo. Can Egorh with his helpers Daniel, Bubba, and Steukhon defeat Zinnia's powers?
The fantasy reader will love this well-edited, well-written and well-constructed novel. The plot flows smoothly to its exciting conclusion as Egorh and his companions go through one hair-raising adventure after another. The characters are believable and delightful. Kirk and Mirk go through amusing romps with the teenage Egorh, and Bubba, the drunken, corrupt magician's apprentice, is an unforgettable and lovable character. Curse of the Flamingo is visually attractive and a brilliantly executed fantasy.