Our review today comes from Book Review Challenger Karen. She blogs at http://mytrainofthoughtson.wordpress.com/
Karen chose to read Legends of Windemere: Beginning of a Hero by Charles E Yallowitz
Here is Karen’s review.
The book introduces you to Luke Callindor, a young forest tracker on his quest to become a hero. He wants to be respected for his achievements, not only for his family name. He seizes the opportunity to protect Duke Solomon’s heir from evil – a task which is not as easy as it seemed. It is a story of believing in one’s abilities, finding out who to trust and cooperate with, and to survive. I will not tell you more about the story than shown in the Goodreads plot description. This would spoil the fun of reading this book yourself.
With Beginning of a Hero, Charles E. Yallowitz has created a compelling fantasy story of enduring in Windemere and its multitude of inhabitants like half-elves, gnomes, drites, ogres, zombies, snake fiends, and many more, identifying and saving an heir, and young love. Beginning of a Hero is an entertaining, gripping, and not too fast read, making you want to read more. I was drawn into the story right away. I felt quite close to Luke and everything that happened. All characters were believable with all their virtues and flaws. Beginning of a Hero is a great story not only for fantasy lovers; it is an ideal entry for readers who want to read fantasy for the first time. Beginning of a Hero is the first book of the Legends of Windemere series. [Prodigy of Rainbow Tower (#2), Allure of the Gypsies (#3), Family of the Tri-Rune (#4)]
This is a book to read again.