Publisher: Cappella Books
Publish Date: September 18, 2012
Origins: From Author for Review
Order From: Amazon / Barnes & Noble
Synopsis: Validus Smith has three goals. Stay alive. Save the world. Finish her homework.
For centuries the paladins protected the Earth from a creeping darkness known as the Blight. That all changed when a new enemy destroyed the paladins, plunging the free worlds into danger. Validus Smith—an ordinary girl in an ordinary town—is next in line to become the paladin. Untrained, unsure of her destiny, and hunted by monstrous forces, she must recover the fabled Sword of Six Worlds, the only weapon capable of defeating the Blight. The Sword, however, is not on Earth, but in a strange fantasy world connected to her own. In an unfamiliar world of monsters, talking animals and living rocks, can an ordinary girl like Validus survive?
Review: Validus Smith is an ordinary girl with an unusual name. What she doesn’t know is her destiny is much more than she could have ever imagined. When Earth’s current Paladin is captured, the emissaries of The Blight have come to sniff out the new Paladin. One of these emissaries has infiltrated Val’s school and along with her best friend, Alex, Val must travel to a distant world to save the day. Faced with strange challenges and talking animals, Val’s got to find the Sword of Six Worlds which is needed to defeat The Blight and save Earth and the other linked worlds. Will she be up to the task?
I really enjoyed ‘The Sword of Six Worlds’ and I think it has valuable messages for kids written into the adventures Val and Alex find themselves facing. The author has a way of teaching without preaching and I found the story to be delightful and humorous. The cast of characters include a sentient rock, talking animals, and a villain who is more than meets the eye. Using the lessons of compassion, responsibility and humility, Val must find a way to triumph over evil. Fast-paced and funny, you will find yourself entranced by ‘The Sword of Six Worlds’!
The Adventures of Validus Smith Series: The Sword of Six Worlds (1)