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Reviewed by Kristine Zimmerman for Readers' Favorite
If you are ready to immerse yourself in a world full of goblins, witches, fairies, and magic, then James Dreadful and the Spell-Guardian is the book for you. When we first meet James, he is living a typical teenage life with his adoptive parents. His grandfather, who was a magician, has been locked away after a fiery mishap. One day he returns and informs James that it is time for James to leave, not just his parents but earth. He needs to return Nobrocoso, his true home. Then things get interesting as James is thrust into a magical world filled with unusual creatures and places. He also discovers more about his parents, including the fact that his father was the evil sorcerer Jack Dreadful.
James Dreadful and the Spell-Guardian by Alan Creed will be loved by fans of magic and fantasy. Creed has created a multi-layered world in Nobrocoso. His vivid descriptions of the dungeon, castle, and swamp transport you completely into that world. The fast-paced action and terrifically horrible descriptions of the ogres and other creatures play like a movie in your mind's eye. Creed has created a cast of fully realized characters that range from Jack to the gnome Quizlow. One of the most magical parts for me was Jack discovering his power with the magic carpet, Rimbecella. I truly enjoyed being swept along into a world full of adventure and intrigue. James Dreadful and the Spell-Guardian is a fantasy lover's delight. Fans will be eagerly awaiting the next book in the series.