Ever had one of those days when your parents get murdered by assassins from another planet, and your toothbrush tells you to head for an ancient castle, to shut down a dangerous inter-dimensional portal? Yeah, me too. That was last Monday.
Turns out, there's a war going on in a land that I have to get to, through a portal to another planet. These big, mean monsters are rampaging all over, killing everyone in their path.
Apparently, I was born in that land, and some people think I'm the only one that can stop those monsters. Which is quite a laugh, actually, since I can't even stop myself from being bullied on playgrounds.
So, armed with only my trusty schoolbag and a magical toothbrush, I head there to find out what destiny has in store for me.
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The fantasy world of Marenden is populated with the familiar triad of humans, dwarves, and elves but Bam incorporates a unique and humorous twist into these races. This is most noticeable with the dwarves. Pop culture references and cultural differences between Earth and Marenden add to the comedic aspect of Elai Nelson and the Prophecy of the Child.
Elai is adorably awkward and his relationship with his magical toothbrush often results in hilarity. The Duke, Ofay, Caris, and other characters native to Marenden provide balance with their more solemn demeanours while still being endearing. The plot contains a satisfying blend of main and side quests and the pacing is just right. A thrilling and surprising denouement raises the stakes leading into the next book of Ban’s Fire on the Clouds Trilogy
Elai Nelson and the Prophecy of the Child is such a fun read. I had mixed feelings as the end approached since I wanted to know what happened next but didn’t want the book to end. This is the most entertaining book I’ve read in a long time and one of my new favourites.
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