|Submitted by theOneQueen1@hotmail.com |
(Sep 30, 2002)
The story of Marak, in Young Lord of Khadora, is one of the most exciting and intriguing tales I have ever read. Tuttle introduces young Marak as a likable and realistic, yet common, lad, then allows the reader the pleasure of watching him grow into an awe-inspiring hero. We find that there is nothing 'common' about Marak, but those qualities that are common to man, and in Marak we find extraordinary talent and vision.
I love other-world fantasy, and the culture which Tuttle has crafted for Young Lord of Khadora is rich in character and history. The differences between Marak?s world and ours are both delightful and fun to explore. And the similarities? The similarities will make your blood run cold.
And perhaps the best thing about this book: Tuttle weaves a story that, literally, kept me guessing and kept me up at night. His-and Marak's-ideas for Khadora are surprising and brilliant. The book is reminiscent of Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurt's Empire trilogy, although it's faster-paced and less dark.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommend it without hesitation.