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Tirissa and the Necklace of Nulidor: 04/29/11
Tirissa and the Necklace of Nulidor by Willow has and old fashioned sounding title; something Edith Nesbit or similar would have used. It's to point though, being the story of Tirissa who has to learn the truth behind her necklace and the massacre that happened at Nulidor ages ago if she wants to save her own town
A lot of post-Dungeons and Dragons fantasy is quest driven. You have your usual types coming together either to find a BIG treasure, to stop a BIG bad, or because someone has had a BIG vision of things to come. Along the way they fight battles, hang out in inns, collect magical items and I fall asleep.
Tirissa though she goes on a journey, she does so at her own pace, making mistakes along the way. She also has a clearly defined and compelling reasons for her travels. She needs first to escape the Deadening, an even that has turned her family and villagers into dispassionate, nearly mindless shells of their former selves, and later, to find a way to reverse the Deadening and prevent it from spreading.
Although Tirissia isn't especially strong, doesn't have any amazing magical powers or any of the typical modern day fantasy heroines, she is crafty and is able to come to a rudimentary understanding of how to use the Deadening to her advantage.
I'm not going to go into a full explanation of what happens. It's worth reading to find out for yourself.
I received the book for review.
Comment #1: Saturday, April, 30, 2011 at 08:52:31
I"m glad you enjoyed the book — what a nice review!
Comment #2: Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 23:21:26