The Blue Moon Narthex by N.J. Donner
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Release date: February 7th 2017
I got this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This book was ok. It had an interesting story and funny characters, but it was not very original and the pacing was sometimes off. I was halfway through the book when I realised how the main characters were very similar to a famous trio – Harry, Ron and Hermione. There were the funny one, the clever girl and the protagonist. I would’ve liked to have a bit different characters.
About the pacing, there were times when I had to go back and reread a part since something changed so fast and somehow made so little sense my mind didn’t follow. Especially the making sense part is this novels weakest point. Sometimes I just couldn’t believe the decisions the grown ups made considering the 13 year old protagonist.
The world on the other hand I love. Early 20th century just gives a beautiful surrounding and the Coroseum really suited that time period. I’d love to see other stories set in this world.
In conclusion did enjoy it, and I think it is suitable for children, but there were just too many not so good things. That’s why it gets 2 stars.
“The balance of good and evil has been left in the hands of a thirteen year old…
Since the beginning of time, Karmanic matter worked silently and unassisted keeping good and evil in balance, until growing greed in the world meant Karma couldn’t keep up. As World War I rages, the secret Karmanic Sovereign Legion works behind the scenes to help Karma.
A suspicious train accident and an odd stone-shaped object that belonged to his father thrust Cole McCarthy and two schoolmates into the middle of this battle to keep dark forces in check.
With only the powerful stone, a letter, and grandfatherly Norm to guide them, the trio must unravel clues and tap into unknown strengths to discover who Cole’s father really was and keep themselves and those they love safe.”