Today I am reviewing Goldenwealth Light (The Traveler of Ord Book 1) by Scott McCloskey.
Blurb: Rather than being a hero with the fate of an entire world on his shoulders, Theodore Ellsworth spends his miserable days suffering merciless humiliation at the hands of prep-school bullies. It just so happens that an ancient prophecy, a shimmering city, and a herd of six-legged horses are about to change all that.
When a mysterious book transports Theo and his overachieving little sister Marie to a world full of wonders that defy anything he’s ever read about before, Theo finds himself accused of a crime he didn’t commit that carries the ultimate penalty. A reluctant princess, a winged gnome, and a hot-tempered young sorceress are there to help, but will they be enough to prove to an arrogant knight and thousands of fanatical citizens that the Ellsworth children aren’t an evil that must be destroyed?
Told in the tradition of classics like The Chronicles of Narnia and The Neverending Story, The Goldenwealth Light is the first book in a fun-filled romp through the unique realm of the Traveler of Ord, weaving high adventure and deadly intrigue in a fanciful tapestry that will keep readers from ages ten to adult turning pages for hours.
My Review: This an absolutely enchanting book. It is obviously a young adult or older child book. Don’t let that put you off reading it I am well past those years and really enjoyed the read. The hero of our story, Theo, starts out as a bullied junior high student in the world as we know it. Due to his parents sudden wealth he and his sister are overlooked in the search for even more status and wealth. Theo has one talent he likes to read. He spends as much time as he can hiding out in the school library devouring fantasy books and dreaming about those worlds. A certain book with blank pages draws his attention and ultimately sends him and his young sister to a magical realm where he is suppose to be a hero. Faced with many challenges and dangers this book captures your imagination. Looking forward to the next installment. If you have young ones or are young at heart grab this one. I give it five stars.