November 17, 2009

Tirissa and the Necklace of Nulidor by Willow

Tirissa and the Necklace of Nulidor is the first book I think I've ever read by an author with no last name (or maybe that is her last name). It's a fantasy novel about Tirissa, a wood fairy, as she tries to save her family and friends from an evil wizard along with the help of a massive troll and a short and plump guard. They travel through many magical lands and meet many magical friends (and foes) along the way and always come up with some way to continue.

I really enjoyed the first half of this book; it was exciting and new and the idea of a perilous adventure among these three characters put together in such a random way seemed intriguing but by about two chapters into their journey I got bored and just kept hoping they would make it already. I felt like the second half of the book was the same thing over and over again. The group meets one dangerous opponent and figures out how to get past them. The group meets another dangerous opponent and so on. By the time they finally met the really dangerous opponent (the evil wizard) I was just skimming pages to see how they would beat him and save her family.
But I did enjoy this book and thought that the basic story line was good and a creative idea. The characters were developed enough that you could predict how they would act based on your knowledge of their character. So overall an okay read but not something I would pick up again.

3 out of 5 stars.

1 comment:

  1. That's why I don't really read this genre. Every time it's the same thing. Elves, dwarves, etc. on some epic journey to save this or find that. The whole idea of fantasy is supposed to be an escape to another world, but it's not really another world if every writer attempts to replicate their peers. Or the writers with whom they'd like to be peers anyway.


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