Monday, March 7, 2011
Book Review - The Dragon War Relic by Berin Stephens
If you want a deep, soul-searching, literary novel, you're looking in the wrong place. If you're looking for a fun read that will keep you entertained, this book definitely fits. High school student Jared Mills and his video-game-playing friend get sucked into galactic politics when Jared is given a ring by a mysterious man who dies in a strange explosion only a few minutes later. With lots of puns, tongue-in-cheek jokes, and action, this book kept me turning pages.
The target audience for this is most likely teenage boys, but anyone who enjoys that kind of silliness and action will enjoy the book. Berin has fun skewering fantasy stereotypes and science fiction cliches all while spinning a story of intrigue, betrayal, misunderstandings, politics, galactic travel, and video games. He even manages to squeeze in a very sweet touch of romance.
So, go check out the book. It comes with a thumbs up from me, my husband, and my teenage son.
For more information on Berin, check out his website.