Thursday, December 3, 2015
They flee a murderous uncle who would like to relieve the world of his presence.
Exciting and full of adventure, The Lost Heir is a captivating combination of Harry Potter meets Oliver Twist. Set in Victorian England, this thrilling story is about a mysterious orphan named Jake and his friends that roam the underbelly of London's notorious slums. Paired with a has-been "Guardian" knight, they flee a murderous uncle who would like to relieve the world of his presence. Monsters, fairies, sirens, and other memorable creatures pop up to enliven the tale. Foley's descriptive prose helps the reader see and smell the colorful London streets, hear the vendors and get a picture of life in the nineteenth century. Jake's paranormal powers pepper the story with humor and imagination making this a great read to share and enjoy, opening doors to lots of discussion.
Carole P. Roman