The House of Gold

Fiction - Fantasy - General
442 Pages
Reviewed on 11/30/2021
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Reviewed by Anelynde Smit for Readers' Favorite

The House of Gold by Robert Allwood is a perfect example of a spellbinding fantasy. We follow Gold and her sister Hazel, the witch, right after the death of their father John Frost, as they find a secret map leading to what they believe is a hidden treasure. We also follow Constantine Turner as he, after the death of his father, makes a deal with the Lady of the Sun to take over his father’s business, but all is not what it seems. We are also introduced to the concept of dreams and how one can enter into them, and how a mute girl, Belle, can speak in them via magic. Last, we have the soul of vengeance herself, Sarah Saville, who was dead, reborn, and is now hunting down the family that stole her daughters and killed her. Mixing in old sea tales and Greek mythology, this story will keep you wanting more.

The House of Gold by Robert Allwood is a wonderful read. I was very engrossed by the colorful characters. I loved Sarah Saville’s story as it tied the myths and legends together and gave the story a different feel. It was not like another pirate, revenge, or suspense story; this was something different. I loved the use of symbols to allocate chapters and how playing cards were used as Tarot cards. There was a mix of realism, like the speech used, and a mix of fantasy. The dreams were very detailed, and the characters all have some connection. This book is not for light reading; it captivates you, carrying you off into a world of fantasy. The House of Gold has the makings of a classic.