Suitable for good readers aged 10 and over, The Princelings of the East is a fantasy adventure with the charm of the Wind in the Willows in a world reminiscent of Anne MacCaffrey's Pern.
What I thought: My first impressions of this book were fantastic. The scientific creations, and "Thinking" of the characters gave me the feeling of a medieval Phineas & Ferb. Familiar with the cartoon, my mind simmered with ideas of the adventure to come. What would these brothers come up with, and what adventures would it lead them on.
When a tunnel appears out of thin air, leading the princelings to new territories full of strange new drinks, they will have to decide who to trust, who to follow, and what us causing the energy drain throughout the castles... An adventure certainly awaited, to a different time, unexplored kingdoms, and new friends. Working together, the brothers must solve the mystery of the energy drain, connect strange events, and find a way home. But who can they trust in a world where they know no one and they are separated...
This story started with a great introduction to the main characters a dynamic story line. However, as the story progressed, I found myself often wishing for greater depth in both the characters and world building. The author created a complex world of different locations and time, and there were more than a few moments of confusion, as I tried to connect the dots.
3.5 Stars - Overall, a pleasant read. But I wished for a bit more... good thing this is the first of a series. Looking forward to seeing where the author takes the characters and the story.
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