Drops from the Kingdom

The Silver Arrow

Young Adult - Action
344 Pages
Reviewed on 01/01/2014
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Author Biography

Larry is a Teen/Young adult fantasy writer. His debut novel The Silver Arrow is his first in the Drops from the Kingdom series. His books are written for children who do not always want to pick up a book and read.
In his work of fiction, Larry's guiding principles are that his novels are clean and fun, with enough action adventure to keep young readers wanting more.
Born in England, some of his fond memories are those he spent working with his father in their garden. As he shared, old fictional tales that continue to influenced his own style of storytelling.
Larry left England and moved to the United States and currently lives in North Carolina with his wife and 4 kids.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Michelle Randall for Readers' Favorite

Part knights of the Round Table, part knights of the Templar, part historical, part fantasy, part paranormal powers and a classic good vs. evil story line is what defines Drops from the Kingdom. Most of the book tells the story of Isesac, and how he came to be the guardian and guiding figure that he is today. There is some history of the world this story is set in, which is a mix of old world, Nordic, and fantasy. There is also the story of Samuel, and his gifts. How he finds out about them, Iseasc's search for him, and later his search for Iseasc. Larry Itejere has set this up along the lines of a grand adventure. Even better still, it is only the beginning of the story. The epilogue entices you to continue the journey with Jayden.

Larry Itejere has written a well-balanced story that has adventure and intrigue, mystery and suspense, and just enough paranormal powers to draw in probably every pre-teen and teen boy. Drops in the Kingdom reminds me of a better version of the Knights of the Round Table, only set in a different location, a different time period, and with a different story. The paranormal powers and the idea of patrons and guardians will interest all those kids that are looking for a slightly magical twist in their stories. There is adventure and warfare, enough to keep the boys reading, but not so much to drive the girls away. This is a great book for that pre-teen set, as the characters range from 12 to 17 for the most part during the story.