Publisher's Note:  

Join Prince Etcheon as he discovers the meaning of friendship and love, loyalty and bravery, and strength and determination on his adventure of self-discovery! When Granna Fela dies, Etcheon discovers that he is a prince, his life is in danger, and his parents are doomed to die. With the help of a mysterious girl, a tree with magical powers, and several amazing animals, Etcheon undertakes a journey that will stretch his abilities and his belief about who he is and who he needs to become.

This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by Cedar Fort

Prince Etcheon and the Secret of the Ancient

by JoAnn Arnold

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Overall Review:  

Prince Etcheon and the Secret of the Ancient is an intriguing journey of a prince destined to saved his imperiled kingdom. JoAnn Arnold's writing is picturesque, each page a new beautifully painted canvas. It did take a bit of time for the book to get to the exciting parts, but it is due to the fact that a lot is required to prepare Prince Etcheon for the future and you meet some incredible characters along the way. It is also interesting to watch the prince evolve and grow as he is being readied for what is yet to come. For a book that involves war, it doesn't include the typical gory details and discusses strategies and alternatives to fighting, which was very refreshing. There is even an unexpected, comical twist mid-war to lighten the mood. Enjoyable for both male and female audiences!

Content Analysis:  

Profanity/Language:  None


Violence/Gore: Many (30) very brief instances including verbal and physical threats; murder attempts; characters poisoned to death; soldiers killed at war; prisoners hit; animal kills another animal; fantasy violence.


Sex/Nudity: Several (18) brief instances including hugging,touching face and hands, holding hands and kissing.

Mature Subject Matter:  

Death of a relative; parents have to give up child for safety reasons (someone else raises child); prisoners mistreated.

Alcohol / Drug Use:  

Adult drinks glass of wine.

Reviewed By Jenny
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