Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Agben School Book Review

Title: The Agben School
Author: Jo Sparkes
Publisher: Oscar Press
Pages: 384
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Paperback

Agben had stood for a thousand years. A mysterious school housing more than students, it was the seat of the powerful Women of Agben, and the center for harnessing the potency of herbs. Few knew all that transpired within the walls. 
And now Marra stood at its gate. 
Friends and support stripped from her, the fragile life she’d built for herself now lay in tatters. And the source of this evil hunted her like a deer culled from the herd. 
The gateway before her was her only hope. 
For as the city itself crumbled, all depended not on a prince trying to save his people, nor the valiant men who’d brought them this far. 
Everything depended on finding a magic powder in the vaults of Agben itself. 
Everything depended on her.
My Review: 
Just so you know, this is the 2nd book in the series of The Gamesmen, which the first one was called Birr Elixir, that I reviewed some time back. Of course, the way the books are set up, you can read this 2nd one without reading the first one and still get the gist of what is going on, but it would help you understand all the relationships between the characters better if you did read it.
It is a lot smaller book than The Agben School because this one covers more ground and gives you a lot more details into the characters themselves and what they want.
I love YA Fantasy books and this one is right up there with the best of them and I do hope you will grab both the Birr Elixir and The Agben School book and join in on the quest to help Marra as she tries to help all of her friends, especially Drail and Tryst. I am not sure from the books, which one she likes or even if she likes either one of them, but I am sure in the books to follow, we just might find out what Marra really wants other than to be the best potion & herb maker that she can be.
The book is available on Amazon or read more about it on Goodreads or read the first chapter.
About the Author: 
A well-known Century City Producer once said that Jo Sparkes “…writes some of the best dialogue I’ve read.”  Her  body of work includes scripts for Children’s live-action and animated television programs, a direct to video Children’s DVD, commercial work for corporate clients. She won the 2012 Kay Snow award for her screenplay, Frank Retrieval.
She’s written numerous articles for internet sites. As a member of the Pro Football Writer’s Association, she was a contributing writer for the Arizona Sports Fans Network, where she was known for her humorous articles, player interviews and game coverage. Jo was unofficially the first to interview Emmitt Smith when he arrived in Arizona to play for the Cardinals.
She served as an adjunct teacher at the Film School at Scottsdale Community College, and wrote “Feedback  How to Give It  How to Get It” for writers, actors, and other artists.
She has other books if you would like to find out about them, follow this LINK.
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Disclaimer: 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 you.