Sword from the Sky

Fiction - Fantasy - General
278 Pages
Reviewed on 06/30/2013
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Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite

In “Sword from the Sky”, Prince Druuk of Bune lost his wife to a creature of darkness. He managed to save his son, Luca, but the young prince lost one of his legs. Twelve years later, young Luca is working hard to advance in mastery at the prestigious Blade School of Daví. And as the darkness that took his mother slowly looms over the kingdom of Bune, the twelve-year-old prince with the wooden leg is the chosen one to save his realm. In Book I of the series, author R. Janvier del Valle brings forward this fast-paced fantasy tale for readers of the genre.

A fantasy book is not complete without a sufficient amount of beautiful, authentic illustrations. I’m glad that this book has one for each chapter. The setting and scenes are realistically well-described and easy to visualize. Characters are original and each has their own significant role in the story. As far as I’m concerned, there are no flat characters and the action scenes are entertaining. I also enjoyed one main element of the book: story line of the underdog growing to triumph that has always been my favorite and one of my main must-haves in fantasy fiction. My only complaint is that the plot needs to be tightened up. Overall, a good, enjoyable read for both young and adult readers. I look forward to Book II to find out what the fates have in store for prince Luca of the Moon Ire.