Victor and the Sun Orb

Children - Preteen
176 Pages
Reviewed on 10/13/2011
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Author Biography

Amy Nielsen was born and raised in the Philippines and earned a bachelor's degree in English from Saint Louis University, Baguio City. She worked as Regional Youth Coordinator at Divine Word Youth Center giving seminars, retreats, recollections, organizing regional and national youth assemblies. She's part of the organizing committee of World Youth Day '95 in Manila.

Her work put her on road tours all the time including travels to different countries in Europe such as Germany, Spain, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Portugal, Italy, and Holland. She changed pace after five years and worked as Executive Staff at an importer/distributor company in Manila.

She migrated to Denmark in 2001 and settled with her Danish husband. She went to school to learn the Danish language and now a full-time employee. She loves to travel and visit museums, historical places, climb castles, stroll in the beach and forest, go to bookstores, shop, bond with family, and hang with friends. She’s an avid reader of fantasy novels and fairytales. Above all, she enjoys sitting in front of her computer and write her book.

She's currently writing a sequel to Victor and the Sun Orb titled Victor and the Seven Circles of Darkness. She also collaborates with friend Leny Grace Acosta about writing her short memoir, an inspirational book for parents with children with cerebral palsy.

Her first fantasy novel Victor and the Sun Orb receives rave reviews from readers and professional book reviewers.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Alice DiNizo for Readers' Favorite

In the fairy kingdom of Solandia, Queen Magenta and King Godfred punish the king's brother, Prince Thorkel, for attempting to steal the sun orb which gives power to the entire kingdom from the sun. Years pass, Thorkel's survival is unknown, and Queen Magenta gives birth to a son, Prince Victor. At Prince Victor's christening, an evil gift is slipped in among the many gifts to the new baby. Queen Magenta opens it by mistake, and the gift reveals an unbreakable spell which will make Prince Victor a human when he turns thirteen. Victor plays with Trobit, a fairy child of his age, and he is tutored by wise Master Tyrus whose words of wisdom will save him as Queen Magenta, King Godfred, and their supporters prepare to invade Fallen Island where evil exists. Prince Victor learns about accepting others, but can he help to conquer the overwhelming evil that threatens Solandia? Will he help his parents thwart his mother's wicked sister, Princess Cassandra, and the now totally evil Prince Thorkel?

Victor and the Sun Orb is a brilliantly written and edited original fairy tale that has good guys, bad guys, and a storyline that never fails. Main character Victor is a totally believable young teenager, and all of the numerous characters...fairy, human, and quasi animal... are well-created and fit nicely into the story's development. A map of the fairy land would be helpful to readers but not essential. Author Nielsen has done a first-rate job of creating a world where fairies and humans both exist, just in different dimensions. It's a great selection for preteens who recall favorite folktales with enthusiasm and love.