The Fairy Boy of Calton Hill 2 by Sean-Paul Thomas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This one takes to the high seas across time through a fairy portal, marking a pretty major departure from the first book set in Edinborough and the Fairy Mound, but still continuing on as a solid adventure/quest to find his lost Lucy.
Pirates! Real dragon battles! Lost kids! Or really, teenager gypsies on remote islands! And of course, our bookish hero with his little fairy best friend is fairly front and center in the tale and he still flies! But really, we've got a few new main characters including the femme fatale teenager pirate, the crusty Spaniard, and wicked monster ship that they fatefully inherit, all the while searching for the fairy portal to traverse worlds.
Pretty sweet, right?
Honestly, it was very good but it lacked the down-home feel of the first, the mirroring that made the fantastic mix with the normal. Instead, we get adventure on the high-seas and that is just fine too.
My favorite part was near the end where we get a pretty awesome battle worthy of the big screen. :) Of course, there was also plenty of swordplay and standoffs and battles on the water, but it was the last scene that really made it for me.
I'm quite pleased to have read these, and I can honestly thank the author for turning me on to them! :)
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