#Blogtour #Review: The Mirror of Pharos by J.S. Landor @js_landor @matadorbooks @annecater #MirrorOfPharos
Release date - October 2017
Book length - 345 pages
Publisher - Troubador
Book Depository - www.bookdepository.com
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
I want to thank Anne from randomthingsthroughmyletterbox.blogspot.ie for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour and for providing me with a copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Jack Tideswell’s parents died in a tragic diving accident while exploring the underwater ruins of the ancient Pharos lighthouse in Egypt. So Jack wants nothing to do with adventure. Until that is, a seagull delivers a strange disc, addressed to him in his own handwriting.
In the blink of an eye, all kinds of magic are let loose, sending Jack on a dangerous journey. Can he learn to navigate time before it’s too late to save the one person who can help him unravel the secrets of the disc?
Whether he likes it or not, there’s no more hiding away. And no looking back. Especially when Alpha is watching. A wolf who sees all there is to see …
For readers aged 10 plus, The Mirror of Pharos is a contemporary fantasy with a hint of sci-fi.
There is a quote on the back cover of this book that compares THE MIRROR OF PHAROS to the early Harry Potter books which always makes me a little weary when I'm about to start a book, as I'm a HUGE fan of Harry Potter (aka obsessed!). But I'm delighted to say that this comparison is completely justified as THE MIRROR OF PHAROS will transport children and adults alike into a world of adventure, secrets, and magic, and you will not want this story to end.
Jack Tideswell has not had an easy life so far, losing his loving parents in a diving accident when he was a little boy, and now having to deal with bullies at every turn, But he understands that he is lucky to have his eccentric Nan and his best friend Charlie who are always there for him, no matter what. Jack just wants to live a quiet life and keep his head down but magic is a part of him and when he receives an unusual disc in the post it will launch him into an adventure of a lifetime where he will discover so much about himself and those he loves.
THE MIRROR OF PHAROS by J.S. Landor is a compelling and absorbing tale of friendship, danger, magic, and strength, and I absolutely adored this story which I have now handed over to my eldest child to devour. It has that special something which really makes it stand out and I really could imagine seeing this on the silver screen. The characters are likeable, especially Nan and Charlie, and the fantasy element is spot on.
THE MIRROR OF PHAROS by J.S. Landor also comes with access to a beautiful website (www.jslandor.com) which allows you to read snippets of the book, meet the characters, and view the stunning artwork that coincides with the book, which is such a wonderful added extra to the whole story, so make sure you check it out.
This is a must-read for adults and children alike who love a great story with that extra dash of magic and mayhem that makes this fabulous story come alive!
Jenny has worked as a journalist, farmer and publishing editor. She has an MA in Writing for Young People and has edited several children's books. The Mirror of Pharos, published in November 2017, is her debut children's novel.
For more information:
Website - www.jslandor.com
Twitter - twitter.com/js_landor
Facebook - www.facebook.com/jslandorauthor/
Instagram - www.instagram.com/jslandor/
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Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger, wife & mother who loves all things books!
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