G705 Book Review of The War of Words by Amy Neftzger

Name of Book:The War of Words

Author:Amy Neftzger

ISBN: 978-1-940894-17-1

Publisher: Fog ink

Type of book: Fantasy, modern world, warfare, words, friendship, struggle, battles, lessons, young readers

Year it was published: 2016


Sometimes there's no better way to understand reality than through fantasy, and the best way to find truth may be in a book - if you can find the right one. Battles against darkness, a quest for truth, and a search for the book that no one can read are all part of the fantasy adventure in The War of Words. As an evil sorcerer wages war by using mysterious shadows and seeks to gain control by confusing the residents as to what's real and what isn't, the fate of the kingdom rests in the hands of Kelsey and Nicholas. As the youngest officer in the king's army, Kelsey fights the evil sorcerer s shadows on the battlefield as she explores the kingdom searching for the key to winning the war. Nicholas, a young sorcerer in training who is mastering his craft, discovers how the right words can change the course of the future. Explore an enchanted maze, uncover the power of words, and learn about friendship in this whimsical tale.


Characters are given very little background, and at times I was confused as to their roles in the war. Kelsey is a young girl who happens to be a soldier and she also has a mysterious scar that shows off a lot of petals. She is resourceful and doesn't give up easily. Nicholas is a young magician who is inventive and has some memorable friends. There are also eccentric teachers and friends as well as a king and even a memorable gargoyle.


Words have unimaginable power


While the events seemed to be straightforward, there was little to no character exposition and it becomes up to the reader to try to understand what is going on and why its going on. I would imagine that for those who like to know everything they can about the characters and the world, then the book will provide very little information, but if someone is action oriented or wants to learn a valuable lesson about the power of words then this is a book to check out.

Author Information:
(From iRead Book Tours)

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Amy Neftzger author pic
Meet the author:

Amy Neftzger is the author of fiction books for both adults and children. She has also been published in business and academic journals, as well as literary publications.

A few of her favorite things include traveling, books, movies, art, the Oxford comma, and gargoyles.

Connect with the author:  Website   Twitter   Facebook

Personally for me, there seemed to be something off when it came to the story. Apparently this is the third book in the series titled The Orphanage of Miracles, which probably explains why there was very little to no exposition in this book when it came to characters and I couldn't decide if this story is a fantasy, and if it is, its a strange modern fantasy combining modern world and traditional fantasy world. The plot and the story are interesting, I only wished to know that the book was part of the series and that it seemed to be written for young readers.

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3 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)


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