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Guardian of Magessa by Peter Last - Book Review

June 1, 2014 by The Book Shelf

“On one side of the door was a marsh that stank of evil. It could easily hide enemies and would be difficult for him to traverse. On the other side was a brightly lit hill. It did not seem evil in the least and was very open” – Narrator.


This is the first novel in the Birthright Chronicles by Peter Last and it is epic. Friends Senndra, Timothy, Vladimir, Lemin and Josiah who are thrown into a massive battle from the Dwarves. Together they must fight the odds that are against them for the Dwarves out number their armies plus they also had the element of surprise. It is a long battle of good versus evil where the characters need to maintain their own faith in Elohim and have courage to fight. With a mixture of a vast array of characters from elves, to orcs, to ogres and dragons it is a magical world that you feel like your back in the world of Middle Earth from Tolkien.

My Thoughts:

I was very surprised by this novel and I really liked it. The storyline was interesting, I was able to connect with the characters and I generally wanted to find out what was going to happen. It is jam packed full of action from start to finished which by the end you fell exhausted and I felt like I was actually in the war with the characters. I would be curious to find out what happens with the rest of the series, if Molkkek comes back in his full evil force or if the people of Magessa and Elohim prevail. I would really recommend this book and I feel so honoured to have had the privilege to have read it.

My Rating: 8 out 10 (If I was going to be really picky, and I am mean this is being really picky, I would say that there was a tad too much action. But like I said that is being super picky).

My Favourite Quote: 

“You always have a choice,” Timothy said forcefully. “Always. Right now we have the choice to give up the city for lost and give the enemy access to our country or to defend both the city and our country. Yes we might die in the endeavor, heck we might not even succeed, but that does not remove the choice.”– Timothy.

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