4 out of 4 stars
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Idi & the Oracle’s Quest is a sci-fi/fantasy book by T N Traynor. It is the first book in the Born to be Fantasy Series. It is about an elderly magician named Marcus. He was sent on a mission by the Oracle to evacuate his home and go in search of a young boy named Idi. Marcus was to train him to become a wizard and together, they had to travel to the kingdom of Havenshire. They would find the girl pregnant with “The One.” The young boy was going to become a great and legendary wizard who would save "the One" prophesied to be King. Marcus reluctantly went to the village of Clodoth and found Idi. He was a poor orphan and his guardian maltreated him. He was battered and starved almost every day of his life. Idi was dubbed the village idiot. Marcus noticed he was disrespectful and ill-mannered. He had a remarkably low self-esteem because of the abuse he had suffered. Marcus had to work on changing Idi’s perspective about himself.
King Hamish, the king of Havenshire was manipulated by the evil Norvora. The king committed a vicious act against his daughter Cassandra and the kingdom of Bluedane. Bluedane must go to war against Havenshire in retaliation, and Cassandra was banished from the kingdom of Havenshire. Alone and pregnant, Cassandra must fight for her life and the life of her child. The forces of good must unite to help Cassandra fight against the forces of wickedness who want to harm her. Idi and Marcus encounter many obstacles in their journey. They battled the heart eating dragon, wicked witches, and demons. They befriended good witches and fairies. Idi must master the act of sorcery in other the defeat the evils that threatened to unleash great suffering and destruction to the world.
The story is a narration told from the third-person point of view. The plot is genuinely fascinating. There are beautiful illustrations at the end of each chapter. These illustrations encourage the reader to vividly imagine the scenes. Believing in one’s self is a recurring message in this book. The characters in this book calculate time by the hourglass which I found to be fascinating. There is character development.
I do not have any complaint about this book. I enjoyed reading every bit of this fantasy book. The tragic parts in the book made the plot more intriguing.
I rate this book a 4 out of 4 stars. I found no grammatically incorrect sentences or spelling errors in this book. It seemed to be professionally edited. The plot is character driven. The writing style is direct and straightforward. I recommend this book to those who enjoy adventure books and sci/fi fantasy books. I do not recommend to young readers because there are violent deaths described in this book. It contains magic, spells, demons, dragons, and fairies. I do not recommend to those uncomfortable with these.
Idi & the Oracle's Quest
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