on Jan. 12, 2013 :
This is a well-explicated clearly written story in the tradition of Tolkien and other popular fantasy novels. Marco effectively creates an imaginary world filled with wizards and magic. Good character development a flowing storyline will make for engrossing reading by children or adults.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on March 24, 2012 :
This is a gentle fantasy novel with several interlocking stories. The interlocking theme is Magic, an enigma right until the end. I loved the child protagonists Talo and Flaur, and was fond of Prince Ruiak and Villa his man servant. Another intriguing story within the novel is that of the Witch and her daughter, drawing on traditional motifs of completing challenging tasks.
This is a book for people of all ages, from young children to older adults. It will appeal to boys and girls and to men and women. I look forward to reading more from Marco Bertamini.
(reviewed 24 days after purchase)