Book Ô The Carnelian The Gemstone Chronicles #1 È 361 pages ´ William l stuart


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Book Ô The Carnelian The Gemstone Chronicles #1 È 361 pages ´ William l. stuart ´ Elves magic stolen gemstones a uest to restore the balance between good and evil and who is the mysterious Keeper???When Aidan and Maggie find a fairy cross while rock hunting with their grandfatheNds embarks on a dangerous adventure to find the first of the four stolen gems the Carnelian Without restoration of the stones the balance between good and evil is slipping toward evil in both Celahir and the human world I received a free copy of this book from the author through Shut Up and Read in exchange for an honest reviewWhen an ordinary family release a trapped elf from a stone they find themselves in the middle of an Elf War and join a uest to find legendary gems of power that will win the war for the good elves However the dark elves and dangerous creatures seek to stop the uest at any costThe thing I really liked about this book is that grandparents get a starring role as adventure heroes which makes a nice change I liked the idea of the uest for the gemstones with the elf war and dangerous creatures chasing the group I also liked Nana and Beebop as the adventure couple despite her dodgy back and the cast of characters were interesting especially Keeper who I would want to see of He was intriguing and interesting I liked the story of the Kelpie as well I would have liked to have seen the dangerous confrontations developed a bit instead of being uckly solved or escaped from Overall it was an entertaining magical adventure story that will appeal to adults and the older YA There were however niggles that caused this to be 3 star rather than a higher mark The first thing I would comment on are the freuent and often complicated info dumps some of which younger readers might not understand It is also a bit repetitive We get the action happening through the eyes of characters and a few pages later those characters tell the others what happened pretty much word for word That gets pretty boring and for me it isn't really necessary We also get told about every meal they have and every bedtime routine even though it is virtually the same every time There is a lot of description in the book which also wasn't necessary By this I mean that we got a full description of every room in Beebop's house his vehicles his rock hunting euipment and how he uses it his tools and how he uses them to make his gems and then most of the book is spent in another realm We didn't really need so much detail of a place we see very little of I also felt that every escape from the bad guys was just too easy and convenient Every time they were trapped a family member instantly developed a new skill thought or spell to get them out of it with minimum effort It was just a bit too easy for my likingThe children annoyed me a bit with their immaturity I expected Maggie to break the rules and not do what she was told but Aidan was worse He was the most immature 14 year old I've read about He never does what he is told and never seems to think of the conseuences of his actions ie levitating the spit freeing the elf etc I found him pretty annoying but that is a personal thing The entire family fail to follow advice for their safety ie don't use magic or they'll track us and the next thing Maggie and Nana are out Yodaing each other in the forest Still I don't blame the author for the faults of the characters though as he is doing that to create dangerous situations for the reader to enjoy It was still a good read and if the opportunity arose I'd probably read the rest of the series If you like magical adventure stories this one might interest you No sexual content or bad language

The Carnelian The Gemstone Chronicles #1Nds embarks on a dangerous adventure to find the first of the four stolen gems the Carnelian Without restoration of the stones the balance between good and evil is slipping toward evil in both Celahir and the human world I received a free copy of this book from the author through Shut Up and Read in exchange for an honest reviewWhen an ordinary family release a trapped elf from a stone they find themselves in the middle of an Elf War and join a uest to find legendary gems of power that will win the war for the good elves However the dark elves and dangerous creatures seek to stop the uest at any costThe thing I really liked about this book is that grandparents get a starring role as adventure heroes which makes a nice change I liked the idea of the uest for the gemstones with the elf war and dangerous creatures chasing the group I also liked Nana and Beebop as the adventure couple despite her dodgy back and the cast of characters were interesting especially Keeper who I would want to see of He was intriguing and interesting I liked the story of the Kelpie as well I would have liked to have seen the dangerous confrontations developed a bit instead of being uckly solved or escaped from Overall it was an entertaining magical adventure story that will appeal to adults and the older YA There were however niggles that caused this to be 3 star rather than a higher mark The first thing I would comment on are the freuent and often complicated info dumps some of which younger readers might not understand It is also a bit repetitive We get the action happening through the eyes of characters and a few pages later those characters tell the others what happened pretty much word for word That gets pretty boring and for me it isn't really necessary We also get told about every meal they have and every bedtime routine even though it is virtually the same every time There is a lot of description in the book which also wasn't necessary By this I mean that we got a full description of every room in Beebop's house his vehicles his rock hunting euipment and how he uses it his tools and how he uses them to make his gems and then most of the book is spent in another realm We didn't really need so much detail of a place we see very little of I also felt that every escape from the bad guys was just too easy and convenient Every time they were trapped a family member instantly developed a new skill thought or spell to get them out of it with minimum effort It was just a bit too easy for my likingThe children annoyed me a bit with their immaturity I expected Maggie to break the rules and not do what she was told but Aidan was worse He was the most immature 14 year old I've read about He never does what he is told and never seems to think of the conseuences of his actions ie levitating the spit freeing the elf etc I found him pretty annoying but that is a personal thing The entire family fail to follow advice for their safety ie don't use magic or they'll track us and the next thing Maggie and Nana are out Yodaing each other in the forest Still I don't blame the author for the faults of the characters though as he is doing that to create dangerous situations for the reader to enjoy It was still a good read and if the opportunity arose I'd probably read the rest of the series If you like magical adventure stories this one might interest you No sexual content or bad language

Book ç The Carnelian The Gemstone Chronicles #1 Ë William L. Stuart

The Carnelian The Gemstone Chronicles #1 ✓ Elves magic stolen gemstones a uest to restore the balance between good and evil and who is the mysterious Keeper???When Aidan and Maggie find a fairy cross while rock hunting with their grandfather it’s just an oddity This is an exceptionally vivid and beautiful written story The story of Beebop Nan Aiden and Maggie and their adventure into the fairy world of Celiher I enjoyed this so much I can tell that each book will cover the recovery of each gemstone and I love that idea The characters are bright and they each have their own personality which adds to the story I thoroughly enjoyed meeting Finedecano and all the other fairies elves and even the dwarves A middle grade book that has all the adventure without all the bad words additional graphic violence and other things that make it for an older reader The love of the family is so apparent and so important to the story Truly this is a lovely read no matter what your age Dangerous creatures spells magic and evil power hungry dark elves are prevalent throughout the book and keep the reader on their toes It is a really fun and well written story Book ç The Carnelian The Gemstone Chronicles #1 Ë William L. Stuart

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William L. Stuart Ë The Carnelian The Gemstone Chronicles #1 Reader When they discover an elf imprisoned in the stone and free him Dark Elves attack the siblings and their grandparents forcing them to flee to Celahir magical home of the Elves The family with the help of their Elven frie I received this novel from the author in exchange for an honest reviewWhile rock hunting with their grandpa Aidan and Maggie discover an odd fairy cross stone It turns out that a real life elf's been imprisoned inside it for the last 200 years and they decide that they need to set him free Before they know it Aidan Maggie and their grandparents Beebop and Nana are being attacked by Dark Elves and they have no choice but to flee with Findecano the Light Elf who had been imprisoned in the stone into the magical realm of Celahir In Celahir with Findecano the family has no choice but to go on a uest in order to recover the stolen gemstones from the Elven Bow a magical artifact of the Light Elves Without the recovery of the gemstones the balance between good and evil in both Celahir and the human world could tip irrevocably toward evilIf you're looking for an epic older MG younger YA adventure fantasy novel you really should try The Carnelian which is book one of William L Stuart's The Gemstone Chronicles The world building is well imagined and the cast of characters feel uite real As much as I loved Aidan and Maggie I really appreciated the fact that their grandparents Nana and Beebop have such a great role in the adventure On that note I also enjoyed the magic via gemstone aspect Plus we even get to see kelpies aka water horses which don't show up often enough in fantasy in my opinion anyway It's refreshing to see something different for a change Also I just have to say that I totally had Drizzt in the back of my mind for the Dark Elves aka the DrowAre you a fan of The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis? Then you absolutely need to to try this fun series opener I am certainly looking forward to trying book two The Amethyst Thanks again Mr Stuart for giving me this opportunity