Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The World Below Book Review

I have a YA Fantasy book that you will love to read called The World Below written by Mike Phillips.

Chronicles of the Goblin King Book One. In ancient times, magical creatures inhabited the Earth. They lived on mountaintops, in the branches of trees, at the bottom of lakes and rivers. That was long ago, before the human race declared war on the creatures they feared and hated. Now, the enchanted peoples are all but gone. Those few who remain fear being stretched out on an examination table in some secret, governmental facility. The only place they can hide from the ever increasing number of satellites and smart phones is in the World Below.
This definitely was a strange story to read but once I got into the plot and understood what was going on, it really turned out to be a pretty good book.

Baron Finkbeiner is the Goblin King, who lives in the World Below and a magical faerie has stolen something that can potentially kill him so he blackmails a man named Hume to go and find Lady Elizabeth and the stolen item. He does that by holding his sister as hostage, which is always guaranteed to get results.

Mitch is a human who lives in the real world and he was studying to be a teacher while working in a plant but that all changed the day. The plant was experiencing a strike and Mitch along with a few other guys went to work anyway. Because they were short on men, they asked Mitch to run a line he was not familiar with and that led to a horrible accident that left his face burned really bad on one side.

Lady Elizabeth meets up with Mitch along the way after the accident and they become friends. He doesn't know about the World Below or that she is a faerie with the secret weapon to kill Baron Finkbeiner.

But, when push comes to shove, he is there as the hero of the story and along the way meets all kinds of quirky characters who he befriends and strikes a really weird friendship with.

It's a great story, no bad parts, really! So, it will be okay for your pre-teen to read because there really isn't any bad language or nudity. It's just a simple fairy tale about a princess and a hero. And a pretty well laid out story complete with goblins!

Happy Reading!

Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.


Gala said...

Looks like an interesting book,great combination YA and Fantasy