The Forest of Silence is the first book in Emily Rodda’s Deltora Quest series. There are eight books in the series, and, if the other installments are as exciting as this first one, I can’t wait to read them all.
The Forest of Silence is the first destination within the kingdom of Deltora for two brave, but inexperienced, companions as they set out to gather the magic stones once ripped from the Belt of Deltora. They must gather the seven stones before the belt can be fully restored and give the people of Deltora something that they haven’t had in years, hope.
My ten-year-old son and I read this fantasy adventure together. It is a great read-aloud, or perfect for a middle grade reader to read by themselves. The chapters are short and packed full of action. The writing is engaging and the characters are memorable. What more could you ask for?
Voilence/Gore: 2 verbal threats; 1 non-life threateing injury; characters are attacked by many creatures; monster eats a creature; a man punches another man and knocks him out; 2 non-detailed scenes where a man is killed.
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