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Publisher's Note:  

When King Jekoniah of Xandria is kidnapped by evil Grishnaki, the royal family searches for a way to save him. The desired ransom is impossible, and an outright war on the Grishnaki would end in disaster so Prince Kiriath undertakes a secret mission into the Grishnaki s valley. But danger slows the prince's journey, and as the ransom deadline approaches, Kiriath begins to wonder whether he will reach his father in time.



This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by JourneyForth


Kiriath's Quest

by Rick Barry

Review Date:
08/16/2013

Recommended Age:
14+

Overall Rating:
****1/2

Profanity / Language Rating:

Violence / Gore Rating:
***

Sex / Nudity Rating:
**

Overall Review:  

Kiriath's Quest by Rick Barry is full of loyalty, treachery, adventure and enchantment. Even a little love story finds its way onto the sidelines for the hopeless romantic to enjoy. Rick Barry jumps in with an exhilarating start and right away there is a sense of foreboding. It was exciting to see how the story played out in the end and on several occasions the suspense had me rushing ahead. I loved the characters in this book--even the scoundrels were intriguing. Barry was able to deliver a remarkable war story without making it too gory or difficult to read. Anyone who loves action and adventure will enjoy this young adult book!


Content Analysis:  

Profanity/Language:  None

 

Violence/Gore:  Many (22) brief incidents including character joking about telling a non-human character to kill him; character thinking about violence such as death that might occur; drink described that causes immediate death; discussion of potentially dying; possibility of an ax swinging at a character mentioned; thinking about those who could've died; characters talking about killing; mention of war; deserted land and mention of some characters getting killed; skeletons found; animal skulls seen; second hand report of character getting beat and purposely made sick from food; second hand report (just mentioned) that young character witnessed murder of family; second hand report that character was wounded in a fight; character hit in the head with sword just causing a little pain; character kicked; weapon hitting character's armor but not causing harm; story about death; character attacked by non-human thing; non-human characters getting killed by humans; hunting.

Few (3) extended incidents including human characters getting ambushed by non-human characters; animals attacking humans and other animals; war.

 

Sex/Nudity:  Few (3) brief incidents such as character putting arm around another; character licking lips when thinking about someone.



Mature Subject Matter:  

War; Abuduction.



Alcohol / Drug Use:  

Potion that causes immediate death is taken.



Reviewed By Jenny
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