Review: The Last Great Wizard of Yden by S.G. Rogers

The Last Great Wizard of Yden

Title: The Last Great Wizard of Yden

Author: S. G. Rogers

Publisher: Astraea Press

Format: ebook ($2.99) Paperback ($10.99)

Length:  296pages

Release Date: October 12, 2011

Genre: Young adult fiction, fantasy, paranormal

Available at: AmazonBarnes & Noble, Astraea Press

Summary: On Jon Hansen’s sixteenth birthday, his father mysteriously disappears, but no one believes Jon’s claim to have seen someone kidnap him. In fact, a media leak makes Jon into a laughingstock at his school, drawing the wrath of the school bully.

When the family heirloom he received on his birthday turns out to have magical powers, Jon soon finds himself the target of a wizard’s greed for absolute power. Jon, along with a handful of friends and one bully, transport to an alternate dimension and undertake to rescue Jon’s father and save Yden from vicious warlords and one evil wizard.

Review: Rogers wove an amazing and intricate world, a world that captures the imagination and leads it on a quest for adventure. The characters, though they come from a variety of backgrounds, meld together so well, one cannot imagine the story without any one of them.

Recommendation: Well-written and intriguing full length novel. I didn’t want to put this book down until it was done. It is a fantastic and fun read for young and old alike, anyone who likes to use their imagination while reading. Loved it! I give it five quills.

Five Quills

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Thank you to everyone who participated in my giveaway! I enjoyed reading all the comments. 🙂 The winner of the giveaway is “starryblue”. Congratulations! And thanks again!

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Astraea Press, a publishing company that put out several of the books we have reviewed here, has announced the first book they are offering in their monthly book club.

The Book of the Month in June is The Last Wizard of Yden by SG Rogers. The cool thing? All you have to do is ask for it. You can join the club here. All the books offered are ebooks for quick and convenient distribution. At the end of the month you can discuss the book with the other club members, and if you feel led, they do encourage you to write a review (Amazon, B&N, Goodreads, your blog, wherever you want).

I don’t know, but free sounds like a pretty good deal to us.

SG Rogers also wrote Minna and the Valentine, which was an excellent Valentine’s Day novella. Check out the review! Here’s more about the book and how to get your copy (provided by Astraea Press Book Club).

Astraea Press Book Club June Book

 

This is already on my Kindle to read. Can’t wait to get into it!