Book Review: Alex Mortimer & The Beast of Wildeor by: B.A. Dearsley


Walden House

Publish Date:
November 28, 2011

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Fourteen year-old Alex Mortimer is about to discover a terrible secret – not only was he the cause of his family’s disappearance, he’s also the last of the Lords of Allegiance, a once powerful ancient order connected to King Arthur and Merlin. Forced to embark on the dangerous journey to Wildeor, a safe-haven for some of the strangest creatures ever to have roamed earth, Alex soon finds out he’s all that stands between mankind and certain annihilation.

The first in a thrilling new historical fantasy series, The Beast of Wildeor follows Alex and his friend Sarah Greystone in their desperate race to rebuild the Lords of Allegiance before it’s too late.

Equal parts explorer, adventurer and spy, Alex Mortimer is an imperfect but believable new hero for readers of all ages!

Review: Alex Mortimer lost his family when he was little due to reasons unknown to him all his life. He's lived with his guardian, Mrs. Pudsley ever since they disappeared. Until one day, when Alex was fourteen, odd things start to happen. First, he's almost kidnapped by thugs after he's betrayed by someone close to him. He's rescued by Mop, a pilot who takes Alex and Sarah Greystone to the land of Wildeor. Once they reach Wildeor, Alex and Sarah must figure out their roles an ages old conflict. Meanwhile, they run into fantastical beasts - not all of whom are friendly - thieves and ultimate evil. What side will Alex choose?

Alex Mortimer & The Beast of Wildeor is a great fantasy adventure blended with revisionist history. Alex is an interesting proto-hero, very likable and smart, but not very knowledgeable about the world. Thankfully Sarah Greystone is along for the adventure. She's very intelligent, savvy, and quick to pick up on ideas. I am eagerly anticipating the next book in this series. I think readers of all ages will enjoy Alex's adventures!

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