Thursday, August 2, 2012

Review of "The Canticle Kingdom" by Michael Young

The Canticle KingdomThe Canticle Kingdom by Michael D. Young
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Source: Purchase
Genre: Middle Grade/Tween Fantasy

Book Description: It seemed like ages since Kate's father went off to war, and she is eager to
thank him for the beautiful German music box he sent for her birthday. But
when it starts playing a strange, new melody and Kate vanishes into thin air,
Captain Edison is willing to do anything to rescue his little girl.

When the Canticle Kingdom is attacked and the queen falls deathly ill, Joann,
a young blacksmith's apprentice, learns a terrible secret - the kingdom is contained
entirely within a music box in another world.. With the help pf his friends, Johann
races to bring aid from that other world in an effort to stop the dark power that
threatens to destroy them all.

Enter a beautiful world full of magic, danger, loyalty, and bravery in
The Canticle Kingdom, and discover that even the most ordinary objects
and people might be hiding something truly wonderful inside.

My thoughts: This is a very interesting story. The Canticle Kingdom is a full originality and thought. This is Michael Young's first book, and it is well written for a first book. I think he did a great job.

The Canticle Kingdom is a kingdom within a music box. It follows the story in the Canticle Kingdom and the story of the music box that travels from Germany to the United States and back to Germany. The story mainly encompasses the story of the Canticle Kingdom.

The kingdom is failing within. Corruption and discord are taking its toll on the once peaceful kingdom. It is up to children to find a way to save the kingdom.

In our world, people disappear into the music box when it plays a strange tune. A father desperately seeking answers finds the maker of the box to find his daughter.

Interesting and complex in nature, the story is unique and not a bad read.
I read this as my July book for Just For Fun Reading Challenge 2012.

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