‘Mannethorns Key’ A good beginning for this series
I really like fantasy books. Each one transports me to a different world. They are full of one of a kind creatures, strong characters and dangerous bad guys. When I heard about Mannethorns Key I had to check it out. I was able to read a digital copy and here is what I thought of it.
You can read the premise of Mannethorns Key here:
Algarth Willowbrow is about to gamble everything. His once-powerful Order is in ruins, and he faces an unwinnable battle to save his life and his people. In a last, desperate attempt, he lures his arch nemesis deep within his keep, hoping to utilize him and reclaim a long-hidden magic, powerful enough to save the world – or destroy it.
Bartholomew Waxman, former derivatives broker extraordinaire has gambled everything – and lost. Bankrupt, unemployed and divorced, his only hope for salvation is to try and rebuild his self-inflicted shattered life. But at his first job interview, he is grabbed by a spell and thrust into the netherworld of Between. There, he is groomed to wield a power so vast that it will decide a world’s fate.
The land’s only hope is the reluctant and unprepared Bartholomew, the wizard Algarth whose powers are gravely in doubt – and the Key of Life, with its true power hidden from all.
I really enjoyed reading Mannethorns Key. It had adventure, wonderful characters and a dangerous threat. It was a little hard to follow at first, but as the tale moves along it all starts to make sense. The different beings were just wonderful, and the quest was a serious one. Both characters Algarth and Bartholomew had a purpose, and it took a while for it to come into focus. The ending was a bit odd, but made sense since this is the start of a trilogy. If you are looking for a good fantasy book to read then you should check Mannethorns Key out.