We found ourselves making excuses to go for a ride in the car, just so we could listen to the book! It is similar to Lord of the Rings. Elements were introduced into the story as if they had consequence, and then they were never developed or explained. Then my 13 year-old son read it and loved it, and so I finally got around to reading it. If you want a fast, fun read I would recommend reading this book. He learns a lot about this new world on his adventure and makes many new friends.
While this may not suit everyone's preferred reading style, it was such a nice breather to take after reading too many novels that seemed in a hurry to off or mortally wound their characters. One of the earliest encounters is even a troll, and apparently trolls still die if exposed to direct sunlight. How could an item choose him? Full of fun characters, humor, and action, all of which moves smoothly and has a nice flow. There were no betrayals; there wasnt even any subtext!. Basically it's wish fulfillment, and it doesn't make for great reading. All but the final phases of a well-regulated, fair-weather voyage on a big passenger ship had duly presented themselves. It feels like the author may have written a little conveniently and the editor didn't catch it.
It covers familiar ground and raises up old tropes. He does not realize that he a wizard, warrior, adventurer, and a healer! I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in a captivating and adventurous tale. I just finished the first three novels of a fairly new series called Adventurers Wanted. The story reminded me a lot of Eragon, yet the reading is easier and quicker. And his relationships were different with the different adventurers. The people on the street were dressed much like Thrang and Arconn—in brown and green clothes made for the rugged outdoors—nothing at all like the people in Sildon Lane who usually wore suits and ties. Along the way, Alex and his new friends must battle dangerous trolls and bandits, face undead wraiths, and seek the wisdom of the Oracle in her White Tower.
This isn't the most innovative or newest of fantasy stories. Alex was merely curious, but the next thing he knows, an elf and a dwarf are brought into the interview to ask him some more serious questions. Forman Summary: Alexander Taylor is a young boy who one day see a sign saying: Adventures wanted, apply within. He just popped away, lol! I found myself wishing Alex would be eaten by the dragon. Along the way on their adventure Alex realizes he has wizardly powers. He was curious and wanted that satisfied but wasn't expecting much. In Telous he is equiped for the adventure and spends the night in the Golden Swan.
He then gets a magic bag that can magically store anything imaginable in it! He didn't mean to drop all the glasses and break them. There will surely be more installments in this series. This became frustrating when Alex entered a new adventurous world and was surprised at everything in it. It is similar to Lord of the Rings and Eragon. Alex will also learn many life skills including how important honor is.
And again, this isn't to say that constructing a world in which the main characters are generally good is unbelievable. Mark Forman was born and raised in Utah and now resides in the foothills of the western Rockies. He reads instead of watching silly YouTube videos of British lads playing Minecraft. He does not realize that he a wizard, warrior, adventurer, and a healer! Most of the time the dialogue felt clunky and fake to me. I really appreciated his perspective.
There is no language, no innuendo, and for a fantasy series a distinct lack of violence. It's Alex's mindset going into the shop that sets the tone of the entire story! Alex didn't even realize he liked horses until he bought her! His own conscience came to play in his decisions and how he would use his magic. We needed to get a grasp of how things work and what's out there and this trip provided a means to give us a glimpse of that. The foul smell was stronger inside the cave, and Alex began to feel a little dizzy. The people that talked Alex into joining the adventure were 2 of company Alex would be traveling with.
Add to these structural deficiencies the fact that M. The other characters are all very one dimensional one who laughs all the time, one is always grumpy, etc. Now he had to decide if he was willing to accept the new life he was being offered. The characters weren't shallow, and my interest was piqued from the beginning. One day Alex tripped while carrying a tray full of glasses and Mr.
I had one major problem with the book: the main character. Slathbog's Gold has adventure, action, mystery, magic, everything. Besides Dragons, trolls, bandits and wraiths there is a heavy emphasis on teamwork, loyalty and friendship. I liked this book because it had many qualities in a book that I like, which some of them are: action, adventure, mystery, magic, and pretty much anything that has a hint of fantasy. Alex and his group face many monsters and trials, including a troll, bandits, and more.
When Alex is discovering who he is and how he can help the rest of his group complete his adventure. I guess my biggest complaint is that things were too darn easy. It was fun to get caught up in the story and in the lives of these adventurers. Going down a usually normal lane by the name Sildon Alex passed the normal bookshop that was of course always there. I am absolutely astonished at the number of good reviews this book has received, and I can hardly believe it was published in the first place. He ended up in Mr. Adventurers are people who are chosen to do good for other people or themselves, their adventures often holding a reward at the end.