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Reviewed by Ray Simmons for Readers' Favorite
I’ll be honest. I’m more used to the lone hero in a story. Sometimes it’s a girl, but usually it’s a guy. A story with four female protagonists is unusual for me. I haven’t seen that many in a long time and I read a lot. All this being said, Journey to Wizard’s Keep by K.C. Cowan, Sara Cole, and Nancy Danner works for me. I was worried about four heroines and three writers, but apparently, sometimes the more the merrier turns out to be true. I like magic and feudal societies. This setting made the three friends scenario more acceptable. I feel people were closer in those times than they are now. Especially if they are from the same small village and one or more of them are in trouble. It makes sense that this bond would be strong. Much stronger than girls from our time. It was interesting to compare the differences in camaraderie between girls and boys.
I liked Journey to Wizard’s Keep because the writing was good. There are three authors, but their styles blended seamlessly. I couldn't tell who wrote what unless they simply each took certain characters and wrote them. I don’t know, but the writing was smooth and I didn't feel any seams, or places where the style changed abruptly. The plot was good and the pace excellent. I liked the characters. It was a pleasant change of pace to have strong young girls as heroes. I think I would recommend it to young female readers everywhere.