Nov 15, 2015

Book Review: The Thirteenth Tower

In adversity lies strength beyond imagining.

Abandoned as a baby, young Emelyn’s life as a housemaid in the quiet village of Fallow is unremarkable—and empty. That is, until a host of magical creatures arrives and inflicts terrible misdeeds on the townsfolk. Inexplicably immune to their enchantments, Emelyn joins a pair of Magi intent on stopping the cause of the trouble—and who claim to know of her parents, promising Emelyn answers to a lifetime of questions.

But the answers Emelyn seeks prove to be more elusive than she hoped, and the world outside Fallow more perilous than she imagined. Magical creatures roam the land over, attacking yet another town before coming after Emelyn. The key to her survival—and finding her family—lies deep within her, if only she can conquer her doubts and believe she is more powerful than she ever dreamed.

In a journey that explores facing one’s fears amidst the uncertainties of an unknown world, The Thirteenth Tower is a magical tale of discovery, growth, and of love’s enduring strength. 

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THE THIRTEEN TOWER  is a magical tale of growing up and discovering what one wonders a person is capable of.  From the very first page, I felt that I was truly in a different world compliments of Ms. Snider's marvelous world building.  

Emelyn was deserted as a baby and raised by the cook in the manor house as a servant.  It was a hard life but she never expected otherwise though she would have loved to have known who her parents were and why they deserted her.  Her life suddenly changes when the village of Fallow is attacked by magical creatures.  

Emelyn starts a journey with two Magi who claim to know who her parents are and a young man named Corran who isn't quite what he appears to be.  During this journey, Emelyn will meet new people both human and magical.  She will gain confidence in herself and discover gifts that she had never dreamed she might possess.

I have found that I really love Ms. Snider and her fantasy books.  THE THIRTEENTH TOWER is no exception.  I highly recommend this book for readers of all ages as it is sure to delight.

*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.  All opinions expressed within are my own.


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