Fiction - Fantasy - Urban
398 Pages
Reviewed on 02/15/2019
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Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite

Myrrendryl by Kirby Lord is a fascinating urban fantasy, a story that explores intimate themes of life and death and the deep longings of the human heart. It opens with Davey McKidd of Irish descent, a frail kid so bullied in school and scared by a dad easily given to anger that he runs off. Hence begins an adventure to find a real home, and a story of young people whose lives are bound by intangible threads of fate.

The characters are extraordinary and they reflect the hopes and fears of the young. I loved the way Davey, Quinn, Cindy Thomson, and other characters are developed. The family dynamics are well explored in Patrick's home. From the very beginning the author introduces the themes of family, relationships, love, and bullying. The writing is exquisitely good and I enjoyed the insightful passages and the author's ability to explore the depths of the human heart, capturing powerful emotions with unusual clarity. Apart from the beauty of the prose, the author uses a narrative style that is suspenseful, with frequent shifts in points of view, and alternating between the different narrative points.

Myrrendryl is filled with mystery, a story that reminds readers of their deepest quest for freedom and meaning. One can't ignore the naturally written characters, the realism that is infused into the narrative, and the multi-layered, deftly-handled conflict that drives the plot. This is a hugely entertaining story and Kirby Lord just became one of my best storytellers.


Wow, just wow. At first, I would say I didn't like this, but I bought it and I am a committed person. Once I reached the end, I realized the brilliance of Mr Lords work. He doesn't hold your hand yet paints Compelling almost cinematic scenes. Sit back and enjoy the ride. It is a very well-written novel.