KayKay #CRB5 Review #33 Magic Awakening by Toby Neighbors

magic awakening

My book reviews are written as a discussion of a book, and not as an advertisement.  Please be aware that there may be information that some would consider spoilers.  Continue on at your own risk!

I had a goal of reading 8 books in 8 days while I was on vacation.  I only completed 6 books, and this was the first one.  This is the second installemnt of the Five Kingdom series. I bought the first three as a bundle based on the sample of the first. The first one was good, and I remembered the plot as I started the second book (which is always a good sign).  Did this journey continue in a satisfactory manner? Here is what I thought…

This plot was a little light. Zollins magic has started to awake several other magical creatures (dont get too excited bacause most appearances are brief-except the dragon, who reeks havoc on the country side.)  Brancock has kidnapped Zollins girlfriend in hopes that he can win Zollin over to his side (dumbest idea ever).  Zollin saves his girlfriend and dedeats Brancock again…

Plot Score: 2/5

World Building
Zollin moves on from the snowbound village into a bigger city in this story. He isnt there long.  There are minor mentions of dwarves, trolls, etc, and a dragon that has a larger role. It all seemed a bit flat this time around.

There was an interesting twist on the dragon legend (at least one I haven’t heard of): “Gold was the one thing that could be used to control a dragon.  A golden headpiece with a dragon’s name inscribed on it gave the wearer complete control over a dragon.”

Location Score: 3/5

Characters and Relationships

Zollins dad was weird in this book. He is normally the voice of reason, but this time he decided to let his son travel ahead to save Brianna, so he could help the villagers (who seem to hate him).  His dad also goes off on Kelvich out of jealousy. These actions seemed out of character.

Characters Score: 3/5

Life Lessons (fka Bigger Meaning)


Bigger Meaning Score:  0/5


Opening Quote:  “The beast fealt the shock of power, although it was deep in its hibernating sleep”

Style Score: 3/5

Final Thoughts?

-Bonus Beach Read Score: 0/5- I couldn’t WAIT to get this one read so I could move on to something else!

Total Score and Recommendation

11/25- I will probably read the third one, since it’s been purchased…but I say stop at the first one.


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