Title: The End of Dominion
Author: Kathleen Bullock
Review: I love YA books and this was a good one. It took a bit for me to get into, but once there I enjoyed the journey and the characters I met along the way. Magical creatures living among us and yet we don’t realize it. That is a great premise for a YA book, who doesn’t want to believe that?
I have read another book by this author, Far Corners, and I enjoy the way she writes and the stories she weaves. The main little elf like character finds himself needing the help of others and those others are not of his choosing. Being tossed in with people or creatures we feel we have nothing in common with is difficult, but if you go with the flow some of those experiences are the best times you can recall and I think the characters from this book discovered that truth. Let yourself have experience you wouldn’t normally have and watch what you learn and who you meet. It could change your life and theirs.
I think that anyone who enjoys fantasy and YA will find this book to their likin. Give it a try.
Publisher: Published October 5th 2011 by L&L Dreamspell
Quick Review: 3 ½ Stars out of 5.
Where I Obtained the Book: The author sent it for review.
Synopsis: A Dominion in Crisis
Question: should humans of the Seventh Domain be elevated into the realms of magic? Or must they be subjugated, and possibly even annihilated for their sins of waste, greed and perfidy? A great conference is ordered for all members of the Magical Domains to decide Man’s fate.
Unbelievably, the vote ends in a tie. No one guesses it will take an eon to find the missing vote and end the council’s self-imposed magical dormancy.
A thousand years pass before Mirina, a young Seer, has a vision of the tiny gnelf who didn’t vote. She alone can find him. So begins a journey of discovery, betrayal, and ever-present danger from malevolent forces who wish to control the gnelf’s vote. If she and the gnelf can reach the elusive Blue Wizard of Mazama she might be able to end the rift between the Wizards and the stalemate that keeps the magical members of the Dominion in stasis.
But, is it already too late to stop the massing thunderheads of civil war?
Author Biography: Kathleen Bullock is primarily a writer and illustrator of children’s books.
Her picture book credits include the popular It Chanced To Rain and A Surprise for Mitzi Mouse, both published by Simon & Schuster. She lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her family and works as an illustrator for an educational publisher. Bullock is a recipient of an ABA Before Columbus Award for illustration, and a prize-winner in the 2007 Surrey International Writing Competition. Her first novel for juveniles, Far Corners,
has just been published by Diversion Press, and her second novel, YA fantasy The End of Dominion, will be published by L&L Dreamspell in 2011.
Her current goals include finishing three half-completed YA novels, and selling them all.