In a world shaped by the scattered remains of a giant civilisation
live communities of six-inch tall human beings. Tiny in stature
but big in dreams, two teenagers, Jewel and Thorn, are about
to embark on an epic adventure...
and Thorn is
a tale about two individuals whose very different lives are
drawn together through two tragic events.
Jewel's father is attacked and killed by mysterious assailants
at a local fair, Jewel vows to avenge his murder. Befriended
by Rainy Gill, a juggler, they set off in pursuit of his killers.
On their journey, they find themselves in a notorious gambling
den, where Jewel becomes embroiled in a grisly wager.
with a stolen crystal from his coming of age ritual, Thorn
discovers his younger sister has been abducted. Thorn sets
out to trail her kidnappers through the heart of the mysterious
Judy Wood. Many dangerous encounters lie ahead of him...
Jewel and Thorn move towards a momentous meeting, sinister
forces gather around them. And the ruby crystal stolen by
Thorn begins to acquire a significance he couldn't possibly
must admit that I was very apprehensive about reviewing Jewel
Just what the book buying public doesn't need, I thought,
another Lord of the Rings/Terry Pratchet universe style
clone. My worst fears seemed to be realised when I opened
up the book to be greeted with a map of the lands this book
is set in. Why is it that all book publishers tend to think
that this style of book requires a crude map? Oh, and it's
a trilogy! Why are these books always trilogies?
once I got into this book I found it to be very engaging.
I was engrossed by Richard Poole's writing style. This novel
will appeal to everyone from teenagers to adults.
first novel is a bit of a winner and I look forward to seeing
this "trilogy" unfold in the future.
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