Thursday, June 5, 2014

The Road to Nyn – Brian Michaud

Young Adult, Fantasy
I received a copy for this blog tour in exchange for my honest review

     In a land where magic is outlawed, a young boy is living a double life. Although Kay is training to be a knight, he has been secretly studying the forbidden ways of magic with Alamin, a powerful but eccentric wizard.
     After passing of the Trial of the Rings and being raised to squirehood, Kay has decided to tell Alamin that he is going to leave his magical studies behind. And why not? Kay hasn’t ever cast a spell without something going seriously wrong–like the random appearance of frogs or hungry wolves–besides, Kay could be banished from the kingdom just for associating with Alamin.
     Kay’s plans are quickly obliterated when a horde of goblins attacks his village and captures his family and friends. Now, with his home lying in ruins, everything has changed. Along with Alamin and Felix, a self-serving kleptomaniac sprite, Kay embarks on an adventure that takes him across the Kingdom of Gaspar and into the dark and treacherous caves of the Goblin Realm. What Kay doesn’t realize is that his journey is leading him on a collision course with the Lord of Nyn – a being so powerful that none dare face him...not even Alamin himself!

 My Thoughts
Knights, magic, and a quest to save his family. What more could a reader want? Add goblins that kidnap a village and the plot thickens. Kay has worked hard on his path to become a knight. He has a secret.  He has been learning magic.  Magic has been outlawed.  Just hanging around with the wizard who is training him could be enough to ruin his chances of knighthood.  Kay weighs the possibility of this loss against the possibility of being aided by the wizard in saving his family and the other villagers.  This was one of those stories that grabs you and carries you along on a journey that you absolutely don't want to end. I always look at books like this to see if I think my students will read it.  I can't wait to get a hard copy to put on my shelves for next year.  I was given an electronic copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.  I definitely loved this book and look forward to reading more  by him.

Author Bio
Brian G. Michaud lives in a small town in Massachusetts with his wife, Kim. When he is not reading or writing books, he can be found teaching music at a local elementary school or rocking out on guitar with the band, Too Loud.

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  1. Awesome, Sandra! I'm so glad that you think your students will enjoy this one. Thanks for the great review :)

  2. Hi Sandra,
    Thank you so much for the review. As a fellow teacher, I take it as the highest of compliments that you want to share The Road to Nyn with your students.
    Brian Michaud

  3. The review piqued my interest. A journey you don't want to end--that sounds like a good book. Thanks.

  4. Hi Renae,
    Thank you for your interest. My favorite books have always been those in which I've missed the characters when the story is over. I hoped to capture that same felling in The Road to Nyn.
    I missed my characters so much that I decided that this needed to be the first book in a series. The second book is almost complete and I hope to have it published by the end of the year.

  5. I love to read this type of material Good and attractive information I take from it..Thank you for posting such a good article.

  6. Hello y9,
    Thank you for your interest and comment. If you happen to read the book, I hope you enjoy The Road to Nyn.
    Brian Michaud