Monday, December 5, 2011
The Secret Kingdom by Jenny Nimmo
To read my review of the first book in the Charlie Bone series please click here: Midnight for Charlie Bone.
Title: The Secret Kingdom (Book 1 Chronicles of the Red King)
Author: Jenny Nimmo
Genre: YA Fiction (or mid-grade depending on the library)
Premise: "Timoken and his sister, Zobayda, under the protection of a forest jinni and accompanied by a talking camel but pursued by evil virideed, straddle the world of men and the world of enchantments, seeking a home while remaining young by drinking a potion called Alixir." (King County Library System)
Opinions: If you loved the Charlie Bone series then you definitely should read this book. This book tells the beginnings of the life of the Red King from the Charlie Bone series and how he became who he was. I loved delving into a life of a man that we only saw peripherally in the other series. I love the world that Jenny Nimmo has created, especially the magical abilities of various characters. I am fascinated by her creating of the Viridee and I LOVE Gabar the camal. This book is full of adventure, magic, and intrigue and is definitely worth the read. I just recommend that you read the Charlie Bone series first (this book will make much more sense if you do).