The inhabitants of the new world desperately need Jacob's help in recovering a magical key that was stolen by the Lorkon and is somehow linked to him. If he helps them, his life will be at risk. But if he chooses not to help them, both our world and theirs will be in danger. The Lorkon will stop at nothing to unleash the power of the key—and Jacob's special abilities.
My Review: To be quite honest, I don't usually read books in this genre. However, I loved Harry Potter, so I took a chance when asked to review this and I have to admit, I liked it! A lot! Jacob Clark is a normal teenager who dreams of becoming a basketball star. One day while his parents are away he hears his little sister, who is playing in the backyard, scream. Honestly, this scene sends chills up my back. He and his older brother race into the backyard only to discover a pair of vicious, snarling wolves. He and his brother are unsure what to do, but when the wolves give chase, Jacob's only choice is to run and lead the wolves away from his sister and brother. He is chased deep into the forest. There he discovers a strange tree where he takes shelter from the pack of wolves. He is baffled by the strange tree in the middle of the forest, but knowing he has no other choice, he stays hidden in the tree. The next day, he is attacked by a bear-like creature, who chases him through the tree "house", and when he is rescued by a strange group of people known as the Makalos, he is stunned. He soon learns that these Makalos are the protectors of "The Key of Kileyna" which has been stolen by Lorkon, and HE is expected to help recover this lost key to save a new world he never knew existed. I thought The Key of Kilenya was a great read, especially for boys ages 10-16. I thought the story flowed well and I like how the author parallels two different stories through the book. It comes together nicely in the end. I'd recommend Andrea Pearson's book to anyone looking for a new fantasy series that is clean and entertaining. I'm looking forward to reading the second book in the series.
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