I haven’t read a good dragon story for ages so when I was offered the chance to give Jorie and the Magic Stones by A.H Richardson a go I thought great I’d give it a go!
It’s a children’s adventure book, but you all know I love to read kids books as well, about a girl called Jorie who goes to live with her aunt and discovers a mysterious land beneath the Tarn.
You are in for a great adventure ride!
When Marjorie went to live with her frosty maiden aunt, she couldn’t imagine the adventures she would have with dragons – good and bad – and all the strange creatures that live in a mysterious land beneath the Tarn. The spunky 9-year-old redhead forges an unlikely friendship with an insecure young boy named Rufus who lives with his crusty grandfather next door.
When Jorie – for that is what she prefers to be called – finds a dusty ancient book about dragons, she learns four strange words that will send the two of them into a mysterious land beneath the Tarn, riddled with enchantment and danger.
Hungry for adventure, the children take the plunge, quite literally, and find themselves in the magic land of Cabrynthius. Upon meeting the good dragon, the Great Grootmonya, Jorie and Rufus are given a quest to find the three Stones of Maalog – stones of enormous power – and return them to their rightful place in Cabrynthius.
Their mission is neither easy nor safe, and is peppered with perils in the form of the evil black half-dragon who rules the shadowy side of the land. They have to deal with a wicked and greedy professor, the tragic daughter of the bad dragon, caves of fire, rocky mountainous climbs, and a deadly poisonous butterfly.
Jorie must rely on her wits and courage to win the day?
Can she do this?
Can she find all three Stones?
Can she save Rufus when disaster befalls him?
Can she emerge victorious?
She and Rufus have some hair-raising challenges, in which they learn valuable lessons about loyalty, bravery, and friendship.
Jorie is an adventurer, it seems to be in her blood. With her red hair I can see some similarities to myself when I was 9 years old. That fun-loving , intelligent, carefree attitude of going off exploring seeing what I could find. Jorie has her good friend Rufus from next door to join her on the adventures.
Jorie and the Magic stones is a fantastically written fantasy story and keeps you eager for that sense of adventure. You have dragons, books under the floorboards, mysterious lands and villains. I was always excited to see what would happen next!
The teamwork and friendship between Jorie and Rufus is loyal and trustworthy, all children need a relationship like they have. I would say that this book is for ages 8 years and up, but adults will love it just the same as well.
Jorie and the Magic Stones is the first part of a trilogy, I can’t wait to read the second book!
I haven given Jorie and the Magic Stones 5 out of 5 stars.
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