Friday, 9 November 2018

The Gift of the Quoxxel by Richard Titus


Hello Readers,

Thank you, Richard Titus for the chance to read this ebook of free in exchange for an honest review

This book  by Richard Titus is  peculiar, whimsical, light-hearted and fun to read, and gives off a slight Alice in Wonderland vibe, but with pirates ( I mean who doesn’t love a good pirate tale).

This book is about King Norr, ruler of the island Nibb, a lonesome island in the middle of nowhere. The King yearns to discover the world, unfortunately almost every ship that approached the island decides to turn back without a reason.Why is that? The king has to know. 

I loved the King in this book in the politest possible way he is just off in his own world, careless, and oblivious. Ruling over a tropical paradise might suit some people, but King Norr isn’t happy and would like to leave. It was a brilliant change from the stereotypical fantasy king and was a intriguing character.

This story is quite humorous, as you expect from a book written for children. The book is a mixture of folk-tale with a hint of Dr Seuss, this is imaginative, nonsensical and wonderful made up words. There are two plot threads, the one that follows King Norr and the one that follows the pirates of the ship.

The book is filled with funny replies, smart dialogues and the sarcasm between some of the characters is entertaining and adds to the whimsical nature of the book. It had some awkward moments, but overall, it was a breath of fresh air.

The world Richard has created hasn’t got a single strain of normality that we are used to, even in other fantasy books. Richard Titus is also an amazing illustrator! It adds to the unconventional and quirky side of the book. The illustrations suite the story and are a great addition.

L x

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