Thomas Holland in the Realm of the Ogres
By K. M. Doherty
Genre: Middle Grade Magical Fantasy
Tom and his friends restored the barrier – but that was a temporary fix. Now they must find a permanent solution, the artifact, to protect Elfhaven for a thousand years and bring Tom and his mom safely back home to Earth.
To find the artifact they are forced to embark on a dangerous quest through the deadly Demon Forest, cross the raging Icebain River, and solve the riddle of the Cave of Nightmares.
On their desperate journey they must climb an active volcano past scalding geysers and deadly giant ice-worms.
Standing in their way are a bungling troll and ogre, a shape-shifting demon, and a demented fairy queen. With gremlins and wizards in hot pursuit only Tom’s scientific knowledge and the use of light and dark magic can save them.
Did I mention dragons?
No matter what Bellchar the troll says, K. M. Doherty is the real author of the Thomas Holland series.
KM is a software engineer who has raced sailboats, skied, flew hang gliders, studied martial arts, rode motorcycles, been a professional musician, and acted in theater. He loves to write, hike, do Tai Chi, attend plays, and he watches way too many movies. KM is a professional public speaker giving presentations at schools, businesses and civic organizations across the country.
The author also donates books to children in need.
KM’s love of science and technology began in his childhood and continues to this day. He believes that for writing fantasy and magic anything goes, however, for science fiction, the physics must be correct or follow current scientific theories.
Finally, and most important, please remember K. M. Doherty is the true author. Don’t listen to Bellchar. As Avani, Goban, and Devraj say in this book: HE’S A TROLL!
Although the barrier has been temporarily restored, Juanita, the King, and his men still have to make it back to the crash site and obtain an artifact so they can restore the barrier for thousand’s years. They decide to do a sneak journey through ogre country. Unfortunately the evil wizard Naagesh is not dead and has plans to alert the ogres to the king in their territory.
Tom and his friends stumble upon the plan and try to tell the king but he has all ready left. They plan to cut through the Demon Forest, a shorter route, to get to the ambush site first. They are going to have their hands trying to survive the forest, the ambush and getting the artifact back to the castle.
I admit that I have not read the first book in this series but that didn’t really give me any problems. I easily understood what was happening. The story has a great plot, lots of action and adventure, and math thrown into the mix.
This book is a great story for any age. Now I’m off to purchase Thomas Holland and the Prophecy of Elfhaven to see what I have missed.
I received Thomas Holland from Sage’s Blog Tours in exchange for an honest review.