Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Review: Gypsy Knights by Two Brothers Metz

Gypsy Knights
Two Brothers Metz
Fantasy / Adventure

The story:

Fourteen-year-old Durriken Brishen has lost his parents, his grandfather, and though he doesn't know it, his Gypsy culture's dangerous gift.

Taken in and raised on the rails by the first woman to pilot a freight train, Durriken has one remaining connection to his Romani roots: a small wooden box that hangs from the hammer loop of his overalls.

The last gift he received from his grandfather, the box contains the world's first chess set. But a piece is missing: the Red Queen. According to Durriken’s family lore, the complete set awakens the power of Tărie, a mercurial gift that confers unique abilities on each new Master.

When a suspicious fire erupts in the Chicago rail yard, Durriken's escape produces an uneasy alliance, though not without its silver lining. Dilia is a few inches taller, several degrees cleverer, and oh yes – very pretty. While Durriken is uneasy allying with a girl whose parents were convicted of sedition, there's no doubt she is a powerful partner. And while it's not immediately clear to either, her own Guatemalan culture and family history are deeply entwined with the ancient Romani mystery.

Jumping box cars, escaping riverboats, deciphering clues, crossing swords with the brilliant madman Radu Pinch – with great American cities as its backdrop – Gypsy Knights is the page-turning saga of Durriken Brishen and his quest to rediscover his past

The view of a book addict:

I have to say that I had troubles getting into this book,. But the story was really well written, so that kept me reading the book and I’m glad I did. The only thing about the book that was a bit difficult for me was the parts about chess, because I can’t play chess. But don’t let yourself stop you from reading this book just because you don’t know the rules of chess because the main characters experience wonderful adventures.
You follow a couple of characters throughout this story but that never gets confusing. The storyline of the characters is interesting and it keeps you comming back to the book to find out what’s happening next to them.

The verdict of a book addict:

If you like a well written fantasy / Adventure novel than this is your book!

                                          Total of Ratties:

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review! BookGirl - You rock!



I love reading comments and I always try to comment back, so make sure you leave a link to your own blog! As from today this an award free blog. I love the fact that I get them but I just don't have the time to pass them on and your comments are the biggest awards I could get!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...