Review of The Adventures of Pebbles, Sox, and Carrot: In the Realm of the Twelve Moons

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Review of The Adventures of Pebbles, Sox, and Carrot: In the Realm of the Twelve Moons

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[Following is an official review of "The Adventures of Pebbles, Sox, and Carrot: In the Realm of the Twelve Moons" by NP Rayner.]
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5 out of 5 stars
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“The Adventures of Pebbles, Sox, and Carrot: In the Realm of the Twelve Moons” by NP Rayner is an adventurous epic story that tells the story of three bunnies: Pebbles, Sox, and Carrot. The story is set in the world of intelligent bunnies, who are a higher species capable of communication and learning. The trio are siblings who set out on an adventure to find their mother, Flora, who had disappeared when she went to explore the outlands. Through the eyes of the three siblings, the story explores the different dynamics of the world of the bunnies and the arising conflicts that push the edges of an impending war. The washing up of bunnies in the realm of the Windywaters, home of the water bunnies, is followed by tales of invading bunnies from another realm. The three siblings meet other bunnies from other realms, and they are thrown into further adventures in other realms and across the bunny portal in search of a cure for the invading bunnies. In the war that erupts, the bunnies must learn to lean on themselves, cast aside the false teachings of their realm, and trust bunnies from other realms in order to stop the impending invasion. Will the bunnies find the human portal through which help must come? Can they unite the different realms to pose a formidable force against the invading foreign bunnies? A lot depends on the tenacity of these three young bunnies and their friends. 

There are several positives to the book. Importantly, the author sets the tone for the story at the beginning of the book. A lot of ensuing activities would have been in question had the higher intelligence of the bunnies not been subtly deposed by the author. One of the several flaws of epics that have intriguing worlds and landscapes is the ability to remember the geography of the story world. However, NP Rayner makes it easier when he describes his realms in simple terms and with notable descriptions that are both realistic and unique. Also, the map provided in the book goes a long way in providing a mental outlook on the landscape of the bunny world. The work also does an awesome job of telling an epic adventure from the perspective of several characters without mixing up the story. In another instance, the author was also able to maintain a tense tension from the beginning to the last pages, leaving behind suspicions of his return. It was awesome.

This book turned out to be an awesome read that is very entertaining and unique by itself. The author combines the tone of human war with the fantasy undertone of a world of bunnies living in a world on the other side of the human world, bridged only by a portal. An infusion of human elements also elevated the book’s entertaining fulfillment. Because of these, I would give the book five out of five stars, having found nothing I would consider my least favorite thing.

I highly recommend this book to lovers of children's stories, epic fantasies, and fictional narratives.

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Post by Dana Lawrence Lohn »

Awesome review @Chris Alex Powell! Agree that this book could have been frustrating and confusing had the author not made it clear up front that the bunnies had supernatural intelligence. Also, I always love a good geographic map for a new epic netherworld. Cheering on the tenacious bunnies here.
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Post by Amy Luman »

What a great review! This is also an excellent idea for a book. I’m always interested in stories that involve anthropomophized animals. Thank!
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