Litfuse Book Tour: The Mirror of N'de by L.K. Malone
About L.K. Malone:
L. K. Malone is an insatiable reader who devours nearly a book a day when she isn’t writing. Favorite genres include political thrillers, historical fiction, romance, and fantasy. Some of her favorite reads include the Hunger Games series and the Harry Potter books, which inspired her to try her hand at fantasy with a Judeo-Christian twist. Malone is a Colorado native with a large extended family, which includes two lovely young women who graciously let her mentor them through the Denver Kids program, and a handsome menagerie of pets.
About The Mirror of N'de:
In the mythical city of N’de lives thirteen-year-old Hadlay and her people, the Ramash. Scorned and abused by the unloving and absent Emperor, the Ramash are poor people, placed second to the ruling class of the Oresed. Young but bold, Hadlay rages against the injustice in her city. When she is chosen for the honor of serving the Prince in the Tower, she hopes to find a way to right the wrong... but soon discovers that things are worse than she believed.
While Hadlay works to better her people’s condition, she struggles to abide with the abusive Oresed and understand the meaning of her dreams in which a fantastical white horse appears to her and speaks in riddles. When Hadlay stumbles into one of the Tower’s secret rooms, she discovers a hidden mirror that doesn’t just show her reflection, but reveals much more: the horse’s name is Sirach and he has a plan to save the children of N’de, if only Hadlay can bring them to the mirror. Hiding her knowledge of Sirach from the Prince, Hadlay sets out to do Sirach’s bidding. But when Sirach’s presence is revealed, Hadley’s life is in danger and the only way to save her is for Sirach to give up his own.
Crafting powerful narrative and creative characters, author L. K. Malone spins a compelling tale that combines exciting entertainment and the Christian story. In The Mirror of N’de, readers will empathize with the desires of an oppressed people, will anger at the affliction of a cruel adversary, and ultimately rejoice with the revelation of a Savior.
Where To Find It: You can purchase The Mirror of N'de on Amazon
I am a bit of a fantasy fiction fan. I enjoy great stories like The Chronicles of Narnia or The Lord of the Rings because of their great plots, genuine characters, and magical worlds that whisk me away from ordinary reality.
I chose this book to see if it would entertain my 12 year old voracious reader (who is an even bigger fantasy fiction fan).
This story did not disappoint.
The author has detailed descriptions of each class (inferior class and higher class) and gives many details of the living conditions and attitudes of the people. The creatures in the book are interesting and strange, which will definitely appeal to tweens. The author shows a high level of creativity in the world she creates.
Hadley as a heroine who is strong and fearless, and is not afraid to stand up for what is wrong. She also doesn't back down; all of which are important traits in a Christian allegory. However, she is also human, and makes some poor choices based upon what she thinks she knows. This makes her likable and someone you can relate to.
But don't let a female lead character fool you into thinking that this is a book just for girls. There is enough action to keep tween boys interested too. My son highly recommends this as an adventure story for fantasy fiction fans!
The plot has many twists and turns; there are some unexpected events toward the end (but I won't spoil them for you). It was a bit of an open ending which leaves you guessing. (and maybe leads to a series?) Definitely a book you don't want to start at night unless you have a lot of time to stay up late and finish it!
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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity for the purpose of review.