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The Princelings of the North by Jemima Pett, A Book Review

February 2, 2018

A fantasy with suspense and ethics written within it, the Princelings of the North by Jemima Pett reminded me of C.S. Lewis and his books, The Chronicles of Narnia.  This is the eighth book in Pett’s, The Princelings of the East adventure mystery series for good readers 9-14 yrs.

I have to admit this was the first book I have read in the series, but I am seriously contemplating on going back and starting at Book One to read the whole series.

The Princelings of the North is for everyone who loves to read fantasy regardless of whether you are a child or an adult.

Kevin, the main character, is confronted with challenges that he has to overcome if he wants to live and receive his inheritance. Having jumped at an offer by his Uncle to take a small trip, Kevin threw himself into a precarious situation. In fact, his trust in his Uncle before the trip had me ready to jump into the story and tell him to open his eyes and to look at his Uncle for who he was, but I did not do that. Instead, I kept reading the book, which was hard for me to put down. As I read further, I found out that Kevin was not as dumb as I thought he was.

One of the most intriguing situations in the book is a bottled post. Like any bottled post, it stimulated two young boys to go on a daring  search, and they become helpers. Throughout the book, the tension built as the Kevin, Dylan, and Dougall continued on their adventure.

I loved Pett’s choice of names for the castles.  Names like Deeping, Forrest, and Haunn were symbolic and played with my imagination.

It was also engaging to see how Pett wove the subplot of Dylan and Dougall into the story.

The Princelings of the North by Jemima Pett is a delightful book and one that I highly recommend.

Shalom aleichem,

 

 

 

 

 

Pat Garcia

4 Comments
  1. Sounds like a fun book to read. I especially like the part where you said Kevin turns out not to be as dumb as you first thought. That tells me the author has put a lot of thought into the character. Thanks for sharing, Pat.

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    • Thank you, Mason. She did put a lot of thought into the character. It is a book that I know I will be reading again sometime in the future.
      Shalom aleichem,
      Pat

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  2. Kevin is probably the most mixed-up character in the series, which makes him very interesting to write. My editor got very confused with inconsistencies between him here and in previous books, until I reminded her he’d spent six or so months locked in an isolated castle, thinking about things. He has more interesting things to do in future 🙂

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  3. This sounds like a fun read. Thanks for the review Patti. I just added to book to my pile of books to read. 🙂

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