Thank you to Lynne for a proof copy of Avalon’s Portal so I could prepare for the Love Book Tours blog tour. My thoughts are my own and not influenced by the gift.
Nothing exciting ever happens to Arthur, and that’s the way he likes it. But when he stumbles into a magical world on his 13th birthday, the new teen has to put on his big boy pants and begin the quest of a lifetime to find his way back home.
With the help of new friends, Arthur overcomes seemingly impossible obstacles, tames magical creatures, and fights mythical monsters. By the end of his journey he has changed in ways he could never have imagined; he needs to get home, but the pull of Avalon leaves him with a difficult decision to make.
When the email arrived from Kelly at Love Book Tours about this blog tour, the cover design (I live in Wiltshire) and mention of Avalon caught my attention and I quickly offered to read and review.
I’ve always been fascinated by stories featuring Arthur, Guinevere and Merlin, and discovering that Arthur in this story was a Penn (my maiden name) I decided the signs were good.
I enjoyed this book, which admittedly is aimed at younger readers, and I will be passing it onto my 15 year old, having checked that the content is age appropriate. Arthur travels through the Avalon Portal a few days after meeting Marmaduke in his new home town of Glastonbury. The story is full of adventures, magic and some very unusual creatures for Guin and Arthur. As the cover shows, dragons and crows also feature in the story.
Happy to recommend to readers of upper Key Stage 2 and above, and their families. I will be keeping an eye out for book two, to see what happens next.
Lynne has been writing short stories and poems since the age of 12. She is currently working on various ghostwriting projects for a reputable publisher, however, Avalon’s Portal is her debut novel, published in her own name.
Lynne loves anything weird and wonderful, so expect to find her books full of magic, crystals, and mythical beings. Whilst working on the second book in this series, Lynne also holds a full time job and enjoys spending time with her family.