Published by Infinite Ideas on August 20th 2010
Number of Pages: 377
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Young Adult
Purchase: At Amazon
When Jack Brenin finds a golden acorn lying in the grass, little does he know that it is the beginning of a thrilling and magical adventure. Just an ordinary boy, Jack has been chosen for a hugely important task, and enters a world he believed only existed in legend.
As all good fantasy books, this one is filled with twists and and adventure as well as the usual quest. It is the first in a series, though enough is wrapped up by the last page that you don’t get the cliffhanger effect. And enough is left to give a good starting point for the next book. There are talking animals, nymphs, dryads, Druids, and even time travel. Shape-shifting is done by the main character as well as his friend and his mentor.
Mentions of things such as what happened to the Druids when the Romans came, and having and using a Book of Shadows are touched on, but they don’t go in-depth. So those who would rather not read about these things, or expose their children to such may wish to steer clear.
This is listed as a children’s book, but I quite enjoyed it. I will be picking up the next book in the series once my to-be-read pile is smaller.