Mannethorn’s Key by Simon Lindley
I really enjoyed this book! The story itself was so captivating that I just needed to keep reading to find out what was going on. I enjoy a story of an unlikely hero in a different world. Bart was not the hero I expected and to be honest he still isn’t. While he doesn’t start or end as a likable guy, I enjoyed him as a protagonist. As for Algarth, he was quite the unlikely villain. While he meant to do what was best for everyone, he ended up being entirely selfish. This was not the way I saw this story going.
Mannethorn’s Key starts out with a rather epic battle and then leads you on a journey with so many different pieces. Simon Lindley is quite the master of detail and I enjoyed being able to really see the world that he wanted to immerse me in. I also loved the comedy within the book, nothing makes me enjoy a book more than one that makes me physically laugh. The crescendo to the ending of Mannethorn’s Key left me on the edge of my seat and I am really looking forward to reading the next book! I definitely recommend this book to lovers of wizards, magic, dragons, and just a damn good story.