The Book of Siavon: Volume 1: The Ruby Child

The Book of Siavon: Volume 1: The Ruby Child

by Jessica Eppley

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ISBN-13: 9781468902273
Publisher: Booktango
Publication date: 03/11/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 260 KB

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The Book of Siavon: Volume 1: The Ruby Child 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
acesrwild777 More than 1 year ago
The Book of Siavon: Volume 1: The Ruby Child is a fantasy book where Keavy, an ruby eyed orphan is prophesied to save the world. I found this book similar to Harry Potter, in so much as Keavy (Harry) is orphaned by the evil Crocotta (Voldemort) and is prophesied to be the one who can ultimately destroy Corcotta. Keavy is saved by Vorian (Dumbledore) and taken under his wing to learn and refine her abilities for her impending battle with Corcotta and her immortal evil sisters. Keavy undergoes several adventures, always with her faithful sidekicks Alder and Tully. This trio is extremely likeable and cohesive. The author does a great job balancing the amount of narrative and dialogue within the book, allowing the reader to really visualize the world she has created. Eppley’s descriptions are spot-on and help teleport the reader into Keavy’s world. Her characters are developed beautifully, and I highly doubt anyone would not root for the underdog Keavy. I personally love female heroines but believe they are hard to create for the general population; however Jessica Eppley seems to have no problem concocting such riveting and realistic characters. I found the ending satisfying but also keeping me and fellow readers eagerly awaiting the next installment. If you enjoyed the female dynamic and strength of The Hunger Games and are looking for the next “It” book within the young adult fantasy genre, The Book of Siavon will not disappoint.
Ebienic More than 1 year ago
Aryth was once ruled by benevolent Garric, but his daughters have caused nothing but despair since he cast them out. Only one person, the ruby eyed child of prophecy can defeat them to restore an era of peace. Keavy has been trained to defeat Garric’s daughter, Crocetta, by her adopted father Vorian. When you are born with crimson eyes, it’s hard to mistake your destiny. But her destiny has come too soon, and she only has an elderly catman, skittish faun and a teenage blacksmith to aid her. Ruby Child is an engaging story from the beginning, although somewhat clumsily written at times. However, I was intrigued by the fantasy realm in which it was set and the characters that emerged. Keavy is both engaging and impulsive, but represents much of what it’s like to be a teenager with a burden. I’m interested to see how the next few books in the series evolve, as I presume they will deal with each sister in turn. I actually felt Crocetta went down a little too easily, and now the much of the back story is established I’d like to see some increasingly difficult challenges for Keavy and company. Looking forward to the rest of the series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jessica Eppley’sThe Book of Siavon Book One The Ruby Child is a great example of a fantasy novel that shows the strong and independence of women that can empower many young women to do what they want to no matter what obstacles are in their way. This book follows Keavy, a girl who is destined to take on Crocotta, an evil witch that is not easily defeated. After Vorian saves Keavy from her mother’s womb amidst an attack by Crocotta, he raises her to fulfill her destiny as the Ruby Child and defeat Crocotta and her evil sisters. This novel was a great read and I cannot wait to see what happens in the future of this series. While Keavy fulfilled part of her destiny, defeating Crocotta, with the help of Vorian and her friends Tulley and Alder by her side, she has a long journey ahead of her as she prepares to take on Crocotta’s evil sisters. A great characteristic of this novel is that the main character is a woman, which is rare in the fantasy genre. Keavy is a strong willed individual who is not only a great student, but she also accepts her destiny as the chosen one to defeat Crocotta and her evil sisters. She is not only eager to start her training with Vorian, she has many friends that she knows she will be helping to live a better life by releasing them from the fear that Crocotta will destroy them and their lands. Keavy has many friends throughout the lands that she lives in and they all know she is destined to destroy Crocotta, but they all must be patient until she has gotten old enough to take on the challenge without getting herself killed. I thought that this book had a large build up to the fight between Keavy and Crocotta, and when the fight actually came, there was not a long a drawn out contest. Keavy defeated Crocotta fairly quickly, and I could not really decide if she overestimated Crocotta’s abilities or if she was underestimating her own abilities. While reading the novel, I discovered that Crocotta had made a deal with Vorian that she would face Keavy when Keavy was eighteen, but they faced each other at the end of the novel when she was only fourteen. While she did receive help from both Vorian and Alder, I thought that they would be more equally matched than the novel portrayed at the end. Overall, this a great book for readers that enjoy the fantasy genre, and girls will especially love Keavy as the main character.