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Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Book Review: Tirissa and the Necklace of Nulidor
Outskirts Press, Inc.
TIRISSA AND THE NECKLACE OF NULIDOR is an imaginative fantasy YA read, perfect for fans of fantasy adventure and quests. Descriptive and detailed, young Tirissa must set out on her own after her village falls under a spell, ironically, or maybe not the same day she sees a mysterious bird in the sky. Along the way, she meets a troll, Oglo, who quickly befriends her and promises to help her on her quest to find a way to reverse the spell. Along the way, the truth about Tirissa's past comes to light. She'd already known her real mother died shortly after giving birth to her, but the details of her parentage come as a bit of a surprise to the young girl.
I did find the first hundred pages or so a little slow going, but once Tirissa and Oglo got done at the castle, with Storge, a palace guard in tow the story picks right up. Being called thieves, the three are now not only on the run from the Beak, but also the palace guards and the two Princes as well. The pace picks up a little and more and more things start to happen as they encounter more and more unique characters. Tirissa's powers are beginning to appear and I really liked how nothing deterred her from her quest—not even being held hostage or getting captured. It was hard to remember that Tirissa was only supposed to be about twelve years of age, since at times she acted far more mature. I'd have to say my favorite scene takes place in the caves where Tirissa discovers a new stage of invisibility and is able to overhear the princes plans for her and her two friends.
Overall, I'd give TIRISSA AND THE NECKLACE OF NULIDOR a solid 3 out of 5.
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