The Tale of Liril

The Tale of Liril

by Kevis Hendrickson

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BN ID: 2940152173246
Publisher: Kevis Hendrickson
Publication date: 07/02/2015
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 555,585
File size: 205 KB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Kevis Hendrickson is the author of eight Science Fiction and Fantasy novels, including The Legend of Witch Bane and the Rogue Hunter series. His second novel Rogue Hunter: Quest of the Hunter won the Red Adept Annual Indie Award (2010) for 'Top Science Fiction'. His most recent novel is Rogue Hunter: Valor. The sixth book in the series, Rogue Hunter: Death Moon, is scheduled for release in 2017. He is working on a brand new urban fantasy series which also makes its debut this year.

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The Tale of Liril 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
PidginPea More than 1 year ago
Liril wants to find a special present for her Papa's birthday, but without much money, what could she get? She meets an old woman who offers her a magic bean, but Liril must venture into the dangerous Black Forest and return the woman's missing locket first. On her quest to find the locket, Liril faces monsters, wolves, a mysterious orchard, and an enchanted mirror. When she finally finds her way back out of the forest, her adventure is only beginning, for Liril has discovered the locket is magical, and she wonders if it might be of some use to her before she returns it... This is a beautiful fairy tale told in a classic structure and style. Liril is an endearing character who shows great bravery while traveling alone in the Black Forest, struggles with the temptation of using the magic locket for herself, and learns a timeless lesson: be careful what you wish for. Her quest is narrated in a way that brings the reader right into the story, while leaving plenty of room for the reader's imagination to envision the wondrous things she encounters. This story is just the right length for bedtime, and it has a timeless writing style that begs to be read aloud to little ears. Liril's adventures will certainly enthrall children, as well as any adult who enjoys a nicely paced story rich with magic and fantasy. { I received a free copy of this ebook from the author in exchange for an honest review. Review originally posted on my blog, PidginPea's Book Nook. }
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Carla Trueheart for Readers' Favorite The Tale of Liril by Kevis Hendrickson is a short story with fairytale-like writing and a beautiful theme. Liril is poor but wants to buy her papa a birthday gift. On her quest, she meets an old woman who tells her she will give her a magic seed, but Liril must go into the Black Forest to find a locket. Liril enters a forest of monsters and wolves, only to stumble upon an apple orchard and a hand mirror. She finds the locket, but when she realizes the locket is a little more than she expected, she decides to keep it. From there, Liril does some fantastic things, but she also learns a valuable lesson about making wishes. This is the second short story I’ve read by author Kevis Hendrickson, and I love each story more and more. Not only is the writing crisp, lyrical, and engrossing, it also has a fairytale-like quality that is rare and appreciated. The theme of the story was not forced upon the reader, but it was evident nonetheless. Because the story is short, Liril’s quest was known right away, so the story grabs you from the minute you start reading. The world in The Tale of Liril is magical and filled with color, and I could easily envision the moon and stars locket, the Black Forest, Liril’s jeweled dress, and the gold animals. The story is short enough to read in one sitting, and it is highly recommended to fans of fables, fairytales, and magical adventures.