Thursday, April 24, 2014

Chronicles: The Book of Illumination Blog Tour and Giveaway with Carol Pack

Chronicles: The Library of Illumination
By Carol Pack
Publisher: Artiqua Press
Published: April 29, 2014
ISBN: 978-0983572374

Within the walls of a centuries-old building lies the magical Library of Illumination, a place where books literally come to life. 17-year-old Johanna Charette is the youngest curator ever chosen to oversee the day-to-day operation of the library and she knows, in case of trouble, having an assistant can be invaluable, so she hires 16-year-old Jackson Roth to give her a hand. Jackson gets off to a rocky start, but manages to prove his mettle. Besides, he’s kind of cute and a lot of fun.

Johanna is charming and brilliant—and a natural born leader. She keeps the library operating on an even keel. Jackson is clever and intrepid. He relies on his wits to keep them out of danger when trouble arises. Unfortunately, his derring-do is one of the reasons why they sometimes find themselves in awkward

situations. So it shouldn’t be any surprise when his wanton curiosity sparks a journey to a distant realm, where they end up with front row seats in a battle against an ancient foe. 

My Thoughts:

Chronicles: The Library of Illumination is a magical book where almost anything can happen. Every volume of every book and document ever written in the world is kept here. Each of these books, when opened will literally come to life. Do you want to meet King Arthur? Then open up King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and he’ll be standing there before you.

Chronicles reads like a number of short stories put together to form a longer book. This does not detract from it as a book in any way, but makes it easy to read is short chunks with convenient places to put the book down.

There is a little bit of romance blossoming in Chronicles. It will be interesting to see where it goes in future volumes. The romance is clean and appropriate for all ages.

There is lots of action and adventure in this novel. This is not your typical library. It is not quiet and calm here. It can’t be when there are other dimensions trying to take over the world!

This book was a fun read. I would recommend it to anyone who loves a light read and fantasy. I gave Chronicles: The Library of Illumination 4 stars out of 5.

Thank you to the publishers for providing a copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review. A positive opinion was not required. All thoughts are my own.

About the Author

C. A. PACK, author of Code Name: Evangeline, Evangeline’s Ghost, and the Library of Illumination novelettes, is an award-winning journalist and former television news anchor/writer from Long Island, New York.

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