Book Review: Aizai the Forgotten by: Mary-Jean Harris

Rating: 3/5

Publisher: Muse It Up Publishing

Publication Date: June 20, 2014

Origins:  From Author for Review

Synopsis: With an otherworldly horse borrowed from an astrologer, and armed with a strange magical device, seventeen-year-old Wolfdon Pellegrin sets off through seventeenth-century France and Spain to fulfill his dream of finding the forgotten realm of Aizai.

One obscure book, by the philosopher Paulo de la Costa Santamiguero, has given him a lead to start his journey—go to the northern coast of Spain, where a portal to Aizai supposedly exists.

Though death and danger loom ever near, nothing can dim the longing for Aizai kindling within Wolfdon’s heart. Yet even as he strives to discover the mysterious realm’s secrets and fate, a frightening truth becomes clear—one that may cost Wolfdon everything, including the future.

Aizai the Forgotten is the first book in The Soul Wanderers series.

Review: Wolfdon Pellegrin is a seventeen year old boy who, by choice, spends more time reading than interacting with his peers. He’s fascinated by the forgotten realm of Aizai and longs to rediscover it himself. Armed with a strange weapon and riding an unsusal horse, Wolfdon makes his way across France and Spain to reach a supposed portal to Aizai. When he reaches the other side of the portal, the realm is both familiar and strange. When he’s faced with a dangerous and potentially life-threatening task, he must find the courage he’s only read about in his precious books. AIZAI THE FORGOTTEN was a little tough to get into at first, but the action greatly picked up once Wolfdon arrived in Aizai. I loved his horse, Sagittarius, and how well Wolfdon was able to think on his feet. AIZAI THE FORGOTTEN is a high fantasy novel with good writing set in an unusual world.

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