Monday, April 21, 2014

Bibliophile's Corner

The Nethergrim
by Matthew Jobin

Flap Copy Description:
The people of Moorvale put their faith in the legend: The knight Tristan and the wizard Vithric, in an epic battle, had defeated the evil Nethergrim.
     That faith is shaken when livestock go missing, only to turn up as piles of bones. But it's when a group of children disappear that they know for sure: The Nethergrim has returned.
     Edmund's brother is one of the missing, and Edmund knows he must do something to save his life. But what? Though a student of magic, he struggles to cast even the simplest spell.
     Still, he and his friends swallow their fear and set out to battle an ancient evil whose powers none of them can imagine.

My Thoughts:
Matthew Jobin's adventure fantasy novel, The Nethergrim, is full of magic and mystery, and is a story you'll not want to miss. This Old World tale is set in a place with shabby huts and hovels amidst mystical moors; a place where strange evil creatures could be lurking around every corner. The author skillfully weaves a tale of friendship and heroism in this upper middle grade book with well developed characters and a plot full of twists and turns. I would highly recommend The Nethergrim to readers from the ages of eight to eighty!

To learn more about the author, Matthew Jobin, click here: http://matthewjobin.com/about_matt.html

6 comments:

  1. The cover is so intriguing! Love how the title is entangled in all those branches. I'm not a huge fan of fantasy novels but this one sounds like a winner. Adding this one to my list for sure =)

    Amanda @ Born Bookish

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    1. I love the cover, too, Amanda. :-) Have a great week!

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  2. That sounds like a great read! and I too like the cover. Isn't it interesting how just using the words "hovel" and "moors" sounds fantasy? ;o)

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    1. The power of the proper word is amazing; I agree, Carol. Hmm...a future blog post! Have a fantastic day. :-)

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  3. Never heard of this book. Thanks for the recommendation. Looking it up now.

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    1. I know you like fantasy, Theresa, so I think you'll enjoy it.

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