Orphaned Twins Dani And Bart Have Lived And Worked At Tintarfell Castle For As Long As They Can RememberNothing Remarkable Has Ever Happened To Them Until The Day Bart Is KidnappedAs Dani And The Devious Prince Edward Try To Find Him, Strange Becomes Even Stranger When They Encounter A Sarcastic Giant, A Mysterious Sorcerer, A Retired Witch And A Warthog Named FlangoDani And Bart Must Decide How Far They Will Go To Save Themselves, The Kingdom, And Each OtherA Thrilling Adventure From Broadcaster And Comedian James O Loughlin, Author Of The Adventures Of Sire Roderick The Not Very Brave And Daisy Malone And The Blue Glowing StoneAISE FOR THE ADVENTURES OF SIR RODERICK, THE NOT VERY BRAVE Very Funny Simply Delightful, Whatever Your Age Daily Telegraph I received a copy of this title from PanMacmillan Australia for review.Ten Second Synopsis Dani and Bart are twins, orphans and servants in the castle of the King of Tintarfell When Bart is unexpectedly kidnapped, Dani tries to rescue him but has no idea of the sacrifices she may need to make along the way.As fantasy adventure stories go, this one has its fair share of twists, turns, humour and warthogs This was a really unexpected read for me and I m still not sure quite what to make of it The story has elements of adventure, betrayal, murder and secrecy, yet at the same time has a light tone and a strong dose of tongue in cheek humour It reminded me of a strange blend of The Princess Bride, The Chronicles of Narnia and a Monty Python film to be honest There was something a little off about the pacing, I felt I kept expecting the bit I was reading to be the precursor to a BIG event, but each time the book just slid quietly into the next twist or reveal At the same time though, there were bits of the story that felt really original and intriguing, like the Soarers, the curse upon Dani and Bart s special talent The three main characters, Dani, Bart and Edmund, are all well developed and we are privy to each of their strengths and flaws as the story unfolds The final few chapters neatly work the protagonists through a number of key choices that will ultimately define the people they will become, and so the ending is feels satisfyingly meaningful after all the derring do and in the case of Edmund some derring don t or should that be derring didn t I definitely enjoyed this book and the author seems to hit his stride about a third of the way in, but at times I felt like he couldn t quite decide whether the book was supposed to be primarily a comedy or an adventure, and so we are treated to each in turn If you are fan of light fantasy and adventure that doesn t take itself too seriously, then I would encourage you to give this a read.
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- 348 pages
- The Twins of Tintarfell
- James O'Loghlin
- 06 January 2019 James O'Loghlin