I was intrigued by this book’s aim to be for ages 10 – 110 years, how could it appeal to both children and adults alike? Well the simple answer is, it just does. The adventures into fantasy and dreamlands appeal to younger readers (my eldest daughter) and the well written descriptions and dialogue were most entertaining for me.
I loved the way the story develops as the main character Gordon grows. I really had no idea of where the story was going at the start. With each chapter Gordon’s relationship with Zack develops, he learns more about himself and the reader slowly uncovers the secrets of this unusual little boy. With his magical experiences and Zack’s teaching, Gordon grows into a gifted and knowledgeable child making this book as educational as it is fun. The pace is slow at first but increases and builds with excitement, as Gordon ages and his adventures get more wonderful. This allows younger learners chance to get to know the characters and adults chance to enjoy the superb writing.
The characters in this book are extraordinary and yet very believable, even the magical Zack. I enjoyed his invisible antics, the way he dealt with bullying was both humorous and endearing in the way he protected Gordon. I grew to love the characters as the book developed and the only thing that stopped me from being sad at the end, was the knowledge that this is only the beginning of the story. I have already downloaded Amazing Grace and will definitely be reading the rest of the series.
You can buy ‘A Wizard of Dreams (Myrddin’s Heir Book 1)‘ on Kindle at Amazon.
Find out more about Robin and the other books in the Myrddin’s Heir series on his author page.