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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Book Review: The Stowaway by R. A. & Geno Salvatore

The Stowaway by R. A. & Geno Salvatore
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The Stowaway
by R. A. & Geno Salvatore
Stone of Tymora

Wizards of the Coast Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0-786-95094-3
ISBN-13: 978-0-786-95094-2
Publication Date: July, 2010
List Price: $17.95

Review: Imagine that you are being chased by an evil fiend that is not going to leave you alone until you are dead. The Stowaway, written by R.A. & Geno Salvatore is the first in the Stone of Tymora series. It is exiting, scary and mystical.

There is a poor orphan boy who is being hunted down by a demon named Asbeel in a small town. Asbeel wants a magical gem that has cursed the boy. He jumps into a boat to escape. A few minutes later he is sailing across the sea where the ship is attacked by pirates who take their boat. The boy hides but a giant monster finds him and chases the boy all over the ship until the boy is finally able to escape. He sails off until he hits land where he must fight for his life and for the gem. Out of exhaustion, he falls asleep, and when he wakes up, the gem is gone. Will he ever find it? Or has he lost everything?

Stowaway is filled with a mixture of emotions. The problem is he is being stalked by a killer, but it is comical because that killer is a very short elf. This book sent my excitement to the extremes in the first few chapters. But, my mix of happiness and sadness at the end was a very unusual feeling. It made me feel good that I had read a good book, but it also was a bad feeling that it was over. At first it was just interesting but then it started to get exiting and wild. I felt like I was actually there running from a dangerous elf. The main idea is that this boy has to protect a magical item so that an evil elf can't take it and rule the world using its powers. If he fails then the world will crumple under the power of magic and an elf. If you really want to find out more about what happens and how the boy will recover, then read this phenomenal, extraordinary, book.

Review written by Carson (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Raab Associate, Inc for providing a copy of The Stowaway for this review.

Have you read The Stowaway? How would you rate it?

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