Tuesday, June 13, 2023

The Hoarfrost King: An Epic Coming of Age Fantasy Novel

The Hoarfrost King: An Epic Coming of Age Fantasy Novel (The Eye of Truth Book 1)The Hoarfrost King: An Epic Coming of Age Fantasy Novel by Galit Ben-Ami
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A must-read debut fantasy novel!

Galit Ben-Ami, a resident of a picturesque English village nestled near an ancient forest, unleashes her boundless imagination in her debut fantasy novel, “The Hoarfrost King.” With a background in working with children with special needs and a career as an art director and designer, Ben-Ami offers a unique perspective on children's literature through the eyes of her extraordinary young readers.

“The Eye of Truth,” the opening installment of a captivating trilogy, transports readers on an exhilarating journey to a world where appearances deceive and destinies intertwine. Ben-Ami's enchanting prose paints a vivid picture of Terah, a realm scarred by a thousand years of oppressive rule under the icy grip of the tyrannical king of Navara.

The narrative unfolds as Lexi and Jimmy, oblivious to the turmoil plaguing Terah, encounter a mysterious artifact that sets in motion a chain of events they could never have fathomed. Guided by the legendary Eye of Truth and joined by both unexpected allies and formidable adversaries, the duo embarks on a quest to liberate Terah's kingdoms and fulfill their integral roles in this timeless struggle.

However, lurking within the frozen peaks of Navara lies a closely guarded secret that threatens to shatter Lexi's determination. Unveiling an age-old prophecy, Lexi discovers her own extraordinary connection to the destiny of Terah. The young protagonists' journey is an embodiment of resilience, self-discovery, and the enduring power of hope.

Ben-Ami's passion for storytelling is evident in the rich tapestry of her narrative. Her book, initially conceived as a short story exercise, organically evolved into a sprawling epic as the characters demanded to have their tales fully realized. With a masterful command of plot and character development, Ben-Ami invites readers into a world brimming with wonder and surprises, leaving them eager to explore the forthcoming installments.

“The Hoarfrost King” is a triumph of imagination, promising readers an unforgettable foray into a realm where nothing is as it seems. Galit Ben-Ami's immersive storytelling and her deep connection with the world of children's literature shine through, making this first installment a delightful and enthralling read. As Ben-Ami embarked on an adventure of her own alongside her characters, she invites readers to embark on this exhilarating journey, ensuring that their experience will be as rewarding as her joy in crafting it. Highly recommended and a well-deserved five stars from me. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.


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