Lord Spaulding's perfect life as the elusive mortal elf who rules the Kasimma Clan has ended up in haywire when his best friend Trevilin left two unwanted guests at his doorstep one autumn day: two orphan children from a disgraced noble family that just happen to be his long lost blood relatives named Richard and Nelida Earlrose.Spaulding must now find the way to bring these two children back to their nation and along the way, destroy a dangerous piece of sorcery that is hidden in his castle before King Salman and the Äimite guard find out.
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An Ominous Book is a young adult fantasy novel. Lord Spaulding is an elf that rules the Kasimma Clan. Life is perfect until Trevilin, his best friend, leaves two orphan children at his doorstep. The children are his long-lost relatives. Spaulding falls apart with the arrival of these two kids. He has to adjust to the new life he now has to lead. To top things off, he also has to find a way to bring the children back to where they belong and destroy a piece of sorcery hidden in his castle. I found the novel to be a very delightful read. The kids were a great addition, to this young adult story and, made this book stand out. I appreciated the thoughtfulness taken into account the children’s characters and the mortal elf’s relationship with them. The chapters and paragraphs had a nice flow throughout the story. Everything was connected and the pace was steady enough to keep you intrigued. There is a certain fun factor embedded within the content of the story making it ideal for its genre. Sword fighting, magical beasts, elves, adventure, danger, and laughter are all wrapped in this book. The one thing that stands out in this book is the creativity of the author and her skill in describing that in the story. The unexpected ending also adds to his delicious nature of wanting to add to the reader’s interest. I highly recommend this book for young adults, kids, and fantasy book lovers.
Reviewed by Sefina Hawke for Readers' Favorite An Ominous Book by Nancy Foster is the first book in the young adult epic fantasy series titled An Ominous Book Series. This is a book and series that would appeal most to an audience made up of primarily young adults who enjoy fantasy fiction with elves, and who do not mind a bit of violence and mild swearing. Lord Spaulding had the absolutely perfect life as an elusive mortal elf who ruled the Kasimma Clan, but his life was quickly turned to chaos when his best friend, Trevilin, delivered two orphaned children to him that were his blood relatives. Richard and Nelida Earlrose's appearance on Lord Spaulding’s doorstep drive him to go on a quest to deliver the two human children back to their kind. Will Lord Spaulding succeed in returning the children or will dangerous magic waylay his mission? An Ominous Book by Nancy Foster has a cute cover that showed four of the main characters. I personally liked the fact that the cover was kept simple as it allowed me to gain a clear picture of the characters without being distracted by too many visual elements. The story line itself was well chosen and it reminded me a bit of The Hobbit with how both Bilbo and Lord Spaulding end up pulled into a quest based on the contents of their doorstep. I found myself greatly enjoying Lord Spaulding's character, especially in relation to how he interacted with the two children. Overall, I greatly enjoyed reading this book and I am excited for the sequel!