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Deltora Quest (Deltora Quest, #1-8) All of my reviews are spoiler free unless stated otherwise so you can go ahead and read my review Not many people have heard of this incredible series because Emily Rodda is an Australian children s author, but oh my goodness, this series has to get out there because it s that good I re read this series almost every year and each time, I can t believe the amount of world building, plot development and character development has gone into it Yes, this is a children s series, but it s like Harry Potter, something you can read at any age and enjoy It has 8 books in the series and has two other companion series Deltora Shadowlands and Dragons of Deltora which both follow the same main characters as the first series I highly recommend all three because HOLY DAMN the first series is JUST THE BEGINNING SO MUCH THOUGHT has gone into this world and how it was all going to pan out that it just falls together perfectly and leaves you with the most satisfying endings EVER.A quick summary This story follows Lief, a sixteen year old boy, who has been sent on a journey to save the land of Deltora Years before, the evil shadowlord managed to steal the belt of Deltora, a magical belt made up of 7 gems that together, help to rid their land of evil The shadowlord took the seven gems and scattered them throughout the land in the most dangerous of places, places people don t dare to go The belt will only work if the heir to the throne wears it, so as well as finding the gems and facing terrifying places and creatures, they also have to find the heir, who has supposedly been in hiding since the shadowlord took over Lief is accompanied by Barda, a former palace guard and they meet Jasmine along the way, a kickass character in my opinion And together they face what nobody has faced before, all to save Deltora BAM This world is so epic and so different to anything I ve ever read before, and I just wish people knew about it It s just so flipping good The characters are so intriguing and well rounded, you feel like you know them, that you re friends with them and you just feel all the things they feel Emily Rodda, you are a dang genius if you ask me The twists and turns especially at the end holy crap were INSANE and BRILLIANT and just GAH This is the series that got me into reading when I was 10 years old, and this alongside Harry Potter of course was what I grew up with as did many Australian kids At first I thought this series was just for boys before I read it, of course but DAMN I was wrong because this is an EPIC fantasy series for all ages and genders I highly, HIGHLY recommend this series Please check it out and SPREAD THE WORD Okay, I think I m done raving now. . Okay, yes, this is a book for ages 8 14 I actually bought this book for my little sisters some time ago To this day, my sisters are still raving on about how good the book is Its been a couple of years now, so I decided I had to give it a whirl.The book is 8 short fantasy stories about a heroic trio a blacksmith s son, a wild and brash forest girl and a palace guard trying to save the land of Deltora from the evil Shadow Lord Its a fantastic book for kids Firstly, it doesn t have any wizards or any wizard schools Nor does it have vampires or werewolves Instead, there are intelligent puzzles, plenty of codes for kids to decipher and some unique monsters and races Some of the monsters are scary according to my sisters , mainly due to their ugliness There s also some simple red herrings and plot twists, and some scenes that don t make sense until later in the story Its all steeped heavily in a great fantasy setting with some hints of some nice world building.Thankfully, there s no stupid love affairs or any adult themes in these books, which was refreshing All in all, some decent unique and intelligent children s fantasy If you ve ever thought of getting someone a fantasy book from the preteens section, I would say these books would be a nice choice. . This series that I have read as a kid, and reread again brings back many memories of my childhood This book was among my favorite fantasy books just because of the creativity and magical world of Deltora The characters are lovably and you really become attached to them The best part of this 8 book series, is really all about the imaginative creatures, environment, and people are just amazing I really liked how there were many conflicts going on at the same time, but it wasn t chaotic and eventually all lined up together in one thrilling adventure For example, while traveling together, our heroes have to collect gems to socket into the Deltora Belt and with it and a heir of the King of Deltora, Adin, can wear it and dispel the Shadow Lord back into the Shadow Land and stop his evil in Deltora. Look, I first read Deltora Quest many moons ago I ve held it dearly in my heart for all the years since, and as I expected, upon re reading it as an adult, I only hold it dearer One of the reasons why I still enjoy middle grade novels as a Not Middle Grader, is the lack of a need for, nor attempt at, literary perfection They re just enjoyable The plot of Deltora Quest moves at a pace that I can only describe as wonderful The eight novels themselves are short, they go through the rhythms of conflict, climax, and resolution without need for fanciful input, leaping instead from interest to interest, holding my attention the entire time The characters, too, are varied and interesting, unexpected and intriguing, and they exist in a world so well developed by Rodda As compared to adult fantasy, I was so thrilled that I never had to sit through days of walking and talking, only for the sake of developing characters and relationships Rodda is just capable enough to get that in with the action Speaking of Rodda s capabilities, I found myself at 18 years old, just as amazed and surprised by the twists in the stories as I was at 9 I remembered of the stories than I thought I did, but, after all, nine years have passed I d forgotten most of the details, and all for the better, because I got to live it all again Truly, I have no complaints about Deltora Quest They re incredibly entertaining, set in a fascinating world ready for the dragons and they utilise a brilliant cast of characters Particularly with regard to Lief, Barda, and Jasmine across 8 books they never annoyed me Not one of them, not even once A feat And Doom Wrapping this up to go read Deltora Quest 2 and read all about these wonderful characters again End of the day, if you enjoy fantasy, read Deltora Quest I promise, it s worth it I don t care if you re an adult Everyone likes middle grade stories They re fun and easy and wild, and Deltora Quest is no exception. For The First Time, The Eight Books Of The Internationally Bestselling Fantasy Series Are Brought Together In One Action Packed Volume For Centuries, The Evil Shadow Lord Has Been Plotting To Invade Deltora And Enslave Its People All That Stands In His Way Is The Magic Belt Of Deltora With Its Seven Gems Of Great And Mysterious Power Now, Leif, Barda, And Jasmine Must Unite To Find The Seven Gems And Save Deltora From An Eternity Of Darkness.For The First Time, All Eight Books Of This Epic Series Are Presented In A Single Deluxe Hardcover Volume. Deltora Quest was one of those books that people sneered at while I read them But I shit you not, they were one of the best series I ve ever read and after I read them Harry Potter, I will read these to my children And the illustrations on all the covers are just amazingly detailed Holy crap. I give this book five stars but I reveiwed each on induvidually below 1 Forests of Silence 3.5 I didnt find that the characters were well developed and the book is only 90 pages and 55 of them are on introduction When the story began it was really good 2 Lake of Tears 4.2 This story started of strong when the were captured by Jin and Jod I also liked all the Ralads The battle at the end of the book was not really against the gaurdian of the stone Soldeen but against Theagan Good Story 3 City of Rats 4.2 I liked the character Tom right of the bat not knowing if he was good or evil I liked how the story tied in together Eg the people of Noradz city once lived in the City of Rats untill the rats and Reeah took over The best part of this one was how it tied in to the others parts 4 Shifting Sands 4.5 I liked how the author wrote in the part with the Rithmere Games which added a lot of excitement into the story This book is different from all the others at this point so far I really enjoyed the ending 5 Dread Mountain 3.8 Only the end was great in this story was good The beggining I found boring and quite pointless In the end I loved the Dread Gnomes and I loved how if you tilt the book down on the page where they enter the gnomes laire you see If you want to die.6 Maze of the Beast 4.8 Like the dealings with the Ols and the pirates Dain is introduced in this story and he is a big character later in the book 7 Valley of the Lost 5.0 Best one in the series Tora was finally revealed Love the game that they played in the Valley of the Lost to get the diamond 8 Return to Del 4.8 Good way to finish it Ties up all the loose ends and is full of twists and turns In the end it was a happy ending to a great series The average comes out to 4.5 so I give it five Kinda sucks that you read a great series in one book and its over just like that. Emily Rodda s Deltora Quest series will always hold a special place in my heart, for igniting my passion for reading and the Fantasy genre.The eight books follow Leif, Barda and Jasmine along with Filli and Kree , as they journey to the most feared places of Deltora e.g The City of the Rats etc to retrieve the lost gems of the Belt of Deltora, the only force strong enough to drive the Shadow Lord out of Deltora and back to the Shadowlands.The eighth book, Return to Del was essentially about finding the heir, and had quite a few unexpected plot twists view spoiler I definitely did not see coming the plot twist that Leif was the heir to the throne or that Doom was Jasmine s father hide spoiler


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About the Author: Emily Rodda

Emily Rodda real name Jennifer Rowe was born in Sydney, Australia and graduated from the University of Sydney in 1973 with an MA Hons in English Literature Moving into a publishing career, first as a book editor, and finally as a publisher at Angus Robertson, Rodda s first book was published in 1984.


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