Title: The Titan Prophecy Rise of the Dark One
Author: A.M. Crawford
Genre: Y.A. (Young Adult ages 11 years & up)
Synopsis: Two young boys, Charlie and Max decide to take the short cut home after time has gotten away from them and they run the risk of arriving home after curfew. The short cut is forbidden because it takes them to a forbidden Gothic Mansion. The decision to take the short cut will change both of their lives. As soon as they enter the grounds they are seen and pursued by a dark shadowy figure… The Titan Prophecy- Warning of a World War between Gods and Titans. And so says the Prophecy the only hope lies with a Destined one, a boy.
I enjoyed the style of the book very much. A Gothic novel told through the eyes and adventures of two everyday boys, and Charile’s sister Emily. The writer has a way of taking the reader to another time and place. A world long ago before man, when Titans ruled the Universe.
This book allows the reader to escape to another era.Charlie, Max and Emily are very believable characters. Their character development took time and thought and it shows throughout the book. Their adventures are suspenseful and page turning.
It’s mesmerizing and told in a way that gives the young reader a lesson in Greek Mythology, that doesn’t feel like a lesson.
Charlie, Max and Emily travel from ancient Greece and back to the present, seamlessly.They travel back to Ancient Greece to learn how they can save the present day world. Learning lessons about themselves and Greek Mythology along the way.
My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
If you have been following my blog, you will know I am a mom of 3 boys. It has always been a challenge to find books that they enjoy reading. My 11 year old is currently reading The Titan Prophecy and is enjoying it very much. He has come to me after finishing each chapter to go over some of the things he has read, and to ask questions about Gods and Titans. So, not only is the book entertaining, it’s also thought provoking. The Titan Prophecy is the first book in a series, and I can’t wait to read the next installment. Bravo!
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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for the purpose of review, all opinions are my own.