Giveaway and Book Review: The Last Enchanter by Laurisa White Reyes

There are two giveaways in connection with this blog tour, one for a pretty medallion and one for a much much bigger prize. Author Laurisa White Reyes is giving away a brand new 16 GB NOOK HD!  Details on how to enter both giveaways can be found at the end of this post.

The Last Enchanter by Laurisa White Reyes is the sequel to The Rock of Ivanore. Months have passed since Marcus and Kelvin completed their quest to find the Rock of Ivanore. Kelvin is living as royalty in Dokur, and Marcus is studying magic with Zyll. When Fredric is murdered and Kelvin becomes king, Zyll and Marcus head for Dokur in hopes of protecting Kelvin from meeting the same fate, though it quickly becomes apparent that none of them are safe, and Marcus has had disturbing visions of Zyll's death. With the help of his old friends Clovis and Bryn, joined by new friend Lael, a feisty girl in search of her mother, Marcus uncovers a powerful secret that will change the course of his life forever.

The Last Enchanter is a fabulous follow up to The Rock of Ivanore. Marcus is still a little immature, but growing in character and power. Kelvin is struggling in trusting in the people that have always surrounded his grandfather- which puts him and the entire kingdom in danger. The band of friends even when separated are solid characters, and include new members this time around. I loved the inclusion of Lael, although several of the twists involving her were ones that I predicted from the moment of her introduction. There were plenty of surprises, and lots of action to keep readers turning pages. My only frustration with Lael and Marcus was the reinforcement of the idea that boys and girls treat each other badly because they secretly like them. I do not want my son or daughter to think they should treat the ones they like badly, or accept others treating them that way as normal or a good thing. However, that was more of an after thought after completing the book than something that bothered me while reading. The journey in search of answers, and a way to save the entire kingdom from ruin, is just as clever and exciting as the first book. As a whole the story left me eager to see just where this group will wind up next.

The Last Enchanter is a book that I would recommend to all readers that love a good fantasy novel, but I do recommend reading The Rock of Ivanore first since it sets up the need for the sequel and offers readers a better understanding of the characters and politics. I cannot wait to see more from the author, and hopefully with these characters.

Now It Is Giveaway Time!
If you would like a change to win a gryphon medallion,a replica of the one worn by a character in The Last Enchanter simply comment on this post. I will pick a random entrant on November 8 2013 and notify the winner.

Laurisa White Reyes, author of THE LAST ENCHANTER, 
is giving away a brand new 
16 GB NOOK HD!!!  

There are many ways to win:

1) Take a pic of you and your copy of THE LAST ENCHANTER - post it on the web (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, a website, etc.) and email the link to:  laurisawhitereyes(at)yahoo(dot)com

2)  Follow Laurisa's blog and/or Facebook page

3) Tweet about this giveaway

4) Leave a comment below

The winner will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter. 
To enter the giveaway, fill out the form below. 
U.S. residents only, please.  
This giveaway will end on November 8th. 

1 comment:

Laurisa White Reyes said...

Thank you, Sharon, for hosting and for such a nice review. You made my day.