Sunday, November 15, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: The Mountain of Marvels: A Celtic Tale of Magic, Retold from the Mabinogion (Ancient Fantasy #1) by Aaron Shepard


BLURB:


A thousand years ago, in the Celtic kingdoms of Wales, great lords gave great feasts for their fighting men and courtiers. In timbered halls, for days on end, heaps of meat and bread were washed down with gallons of beer and mead. And in between the meals, when bellies were stuffed and spirits high, the storyteller rose and spun his tales of times long past. 

  
He told of lords, bold and generous. He told of ladies, grand and glorious. He told of friends, brave and faithful. But of all he told about, no friend was more reliable than Manawydan, son of Llyr. No lady was more admirable than Rhiannon. And no lord was more honorable than Pwyll, King of Dyfed. 
  
The halls are now long gone -- yet some tales were written down and gathered in a book we call today The Mabinogion. And so the tales live on. . . . 


REVIEW BY: Michaela, age 11 years, 5 months



MAY CONTAIN SPOILER:


This was a good book, I really enjoyed it! 

I liked the magical lord, he really was going to give pretty much everything to get his wife back. I think that is true love! 

I like this book so much that I think you should read it! 

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 9 to 10.