By C.S. Lakin
From the back of the book:
Joran dreams of living a simple life as a blacksmith in his forested village of Tebron. But when his wife, Charris, disappears in a whisk of magic, his dream shatters as he is forced to go on a perilous journey to the ends of the world to rescue her.”
You just can’t help but feel for the main character in this enchanting story. Here is a man who only wants to live his life in peace, surrounding by family and enjoying the simple things life offers. He has a good job, a loving wife and life seems good.
Then it all falls apart in the blink of an eye. Many would simply give up or resign themselves to fate, but not so with Joran. He’s bound and determined to find his wife and bring her back home. But in order to do that, he must make what seems to be an impossible journey.
This fantasy is written in the style of C.S. Lewis. In fact, the author pays Lewis homage with her pen name. She styles her story as a fairy tale and it’s positively a joy to read. It’s a tale designed for adults to share with their children, making it fun for all ages. You’re sure to enjoy not just the story itself, but the poems and lyrics the characters quote. There is also a study guide in the back of the book to provide discussion between family members or book clubs.