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The Realmsic Conquest: The Hero of Legend (Volume 1)

by Demethius Jackson

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When I received this small book in the mail, I set it aside after making a note on my calendar to get it read. I didn’t notice it again until a few days later when my dad picked it up and exclaimed – this book is in verse!

I was excited to get to it then. This semester in British Literature, I was introduced to my very first epic poems in Beowulf, Paradise Lost, and other fun, old English tales. Then, when I read the introduction to The Realmsic Conquest, I felt a kinship with the author because, like he, I also had a friendship that thrived through letters – although we never wrote stories to each other (why didn’t we think of that, Chris??).

That all said, while The Realmsic Conquest was clever and amusing, it fell short of being a “true epic”. I feel as if Jackson could have done more with less attempt to rhyme – which, in a way, cheapened the story. I’ve read books in verse that ended up being very powerful because their lack of rhyme – and I really think that the potential existed in this story to make an “modern epic fantasy tale”.

The idea was good, putting it into practice fell short – in short. Still, I think if you are wanting to give something different to a young boy for a gift – this might be something you’d look toward. The story has a great message, there’s magic and bad guys and bad guys turning good – and it’s in verse! ( )
  TheLostEntwife | Dec 10, 2011 |
The Realm possesses magic and therefore must protect itself from others wanting to possess it as well. The Realm has never known peace. Warlord Damian tries to take over and King Maebus the Grand Wizard Kelm think it may happen until they discover an ancient legend that talks of a hero who will save them, Leoden.

The Realm finds itself in trouble again and King Maebus is wounded. The magic of the realm begins crumbling as Kelm and Leoden work to save the realm again and must locate the Candle of Crest before all is lost and the Realm is destroyed.

This entire book is written in verse. Amazing! I was excited to read it because of this reason. As I started it Dr. Seuss illustrations kept popping in my head. I can't help it, I'm a mom. But, as I continued reading, the style only increased the whole feel of the book. I loved it. It seemed more realistic and just went with the story and time it was set in. It just added a whole new dimension to it. However, the downside of reading an entire book written in verse is that the characters lack development. There's just no connection between the reader and the characters.

For full review go to my blog http://books4linda.blogspot.com/2011/12/realmsic-conquest-candle-of-crest-by.htm...

This was a complimentary copy given to me in exchange for an honest review. ( )
  Ziff130 | Dec 7, 2011 |
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