Saturday, December 3, 2011
Title: Hobin Luckyfeller’s Fieldguide: Demoni Vankil
Author: Jaime Buckley
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Page Count: 86 pages, 198 KB
Publish Date: September 21, 2011
Book Type: Ebook provided for review
Publisher: On the Fly Publications
Picture from Amazon
From Goodreads: An ancient puzzle box.
Fourteen mysterious letters.
A Council of Whispers.
…and a clerk.
Discover the 700 year old secret millions died to protect.
My Review: I love the font used for “Demoni Vankil.” It looks like it is scratched into the book. I also like how it looks like a leather bound book. Am I the only one who wishes that books were still made that way--with the fancy ribbon bookmark? Yeah? Probably.
I read Prelude to a Hero back in June and was very happy to be brought back into the world with Hobin Luckyfeller’s Fieldguide: Demoni Vankil. Although the characters were different, they were just as charming and I connected with them instantly. This book is set after Prelude to a Hero and is looking back on the events that happened before, during and after.
Hobin Luckyfeller discovered a series of 14 letters that date back 700 years. During those 700 years, the accuracy of the events have gotten a little muddy and Hobin is delighted to be able to get a glimpse into the past (as was I).
Hobin was a great lead character. I loved trying to figure out the mystery and going through Eamon’s letters with him. After reading each letter, Hobin would share his thoughts and questions--I was pleased to see that I shared a lot of those thoughts and questions with him!
I loved how each of the characters had distinct personalities. I felt like I really got to know Eamon through his letters and was racing through the book to see how his story ended. I’m fairly certain that I read this in one sitting if that is telling you anything.
This book has all of the qualities of a great mystery and a great fantasy molded together into a wonderful story. As a mystery and fantasy junkie, I couldn’t be more thrilled that those genres were combined!
Also, be sure to check out the website. A great resource for information on the series!
Thanks to Jaime Buckley for this review copy--I can’t wait to venture into this world again!