4.5 stars for Windy City Ruins: The Talisman Series Vol. 3 by Brett Salter #yafantasy #yalit #dragon
Title: Windy City Ruins: The Talisman Series Vol. 3
Author: Brett Salter
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
It’s just a simple trip to New York. What could possibly happen to our loveable heroes THIS time? Faster-than-sound reptiles? Exploding Minotaurs? Generational secrets coming back to haunt them? Expect the unexpected in this third installment of The Talisman Series, “Windy City Ruins”. The war for Earth is creeping steadily closer, and Rome’s team is in a mad dash to figure out the Talismans before it’s too late. Can they amass enough talent to help them defend the realm? Or will The Tyrant King’s heinous minions sweep them off course and leave Earth ready for the taking? Windy City Ruins is the third installment of the Talisman Series.
Here comes book three of this series. It rolled right out of book two and evidently leads into book four. If you are someone who enjoyed the first half of the last Harry P story, you will love this book.
Here, the story of Rome and Julian is continued as they learn more about the enemy they and the world face. It is not hard to see that these two are merely 12 as they oft appear to be helpless in the face of any challenge.
The book is extremely full of descriptions. The action scenes are extremely intense, especially for a younger audience. The suspense and edge-of-seat nature will appeal to those who enjoy that sort of thing.
On a personal note, this reader really thinks the book series should be called Darkness and how it can't be stopped. The overall negativity is not conducive to making this a fun and easy read. Perhaps in the next book of the series, the good guys might actually be able to soundly defeat an enemy at least once in a while.
If you are a fan of the first two books, you will want to read this book. If you enjoy your heroes in dire straits, then this book is for you. Fans of dragons and magic will love this book.
My Rating: 4.5 stars
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My background in writing stems mostly from the inspiration I found as a kid when I read Fantasy and Sci-Fi books. These include The Chronicles of Narnia, The Xanth Novels, The Time Quintet, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, and everything from Shakespeare to Dr. Seuss. In my formative years, I joined several punk rock bands and wrote songs, poetry, and short stories aplenty. As an adult (?) I took on a dare and wrote the first book in The Talisman Series. I loved the feeling it gave me and the idea of inspiring others so much that I kept writing until I had an entire series.
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Reviewed by: Mr. N