The Rise of Aredor
Lorehaven Review Team · fantasy for teen boys+YA, teens + young adults · summer 2018 · No comments
The Rise of Aredor follows Corin, a young prince kidnapped and sold into slavery. He earns the respect of his master and eventually attains freedom, only to return home as a man and discover his land under siege by a cruel, power-hungry dictator. Corin determines to free his country. Some of the plotting and problem-solving elements may seem a bit contrived. Yet with action and intrigue reminiscent of a Robin Hood story, and hope that comes only from deep within, Claire M. Banschbach spins an enjoyable, worthwhile adventure of wartime courage.
Best for: Young adults who like high action and lots of fight scenes.
Discern: Lots of violence in battles and hand-to-hand combat; some graphic depictions.
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