Monday, May 25, 2009

Review of "Bone Warriors" and other things.

Review: First I have to tell you that this author is a 15-year-old young man with the imagination that expands well beyond his years. I hope Bron Bahlmann won't mind me revealing that little fact, but it is something I had to continue to remind myself as I read this book, both in the amazing story and the yet-to-learn stuff.

This is a story of two 15-year-old boys who had to suddenly step into a world unknown to them in order to save their families from an evil Necromancer who, while in search of human souls has swept the countryside, leaving their village burned to the ground while enslaving their families.

There were times when the conversation between two 15-year-old warriors sounded exactly as it was - conversation between two 15-year-old boys, and the dialogue and storytelling sometimes got wordy. But that didn't bother me.

It was in describing the different creatures they encountered as they searched for the Necromancer's city of bones, that the reader is introduced into the amazing imagination of Bron as his imagination takes you on a journey filled with fear, danger, intrigue, a touch of humor and keeps you caught up in the adventure.

I wish you great success, Bron. You'll have a bright future ahead if you want it bad enough to never stop writing.

Other Things: Last night we watched the Memorial Day Concert on channel 7. I hope millions of people watched it, it was a reminder of who we are and what we are. It was a reminder of what we have because of those who are not afraid to defend this country.

On the screen they showed a young man sat in a wheelchair, unable to move. Amunition had exploded inside his helmet, into his brain. How he survived is a miracle. I wonder if the purpose of this miracle is so that we can realize what has been sacrificed in our behalf. I can still see that young man's vacant eyes and open mouth in my mind, and I hope it stays there so I will not forget his sacrifice. I want to remember every morning when I wake up, the blessings that are mine because of those who protect my freedom.


Sheila said...

I am reading Bone Warriors right now and I am enjoying it a lot. Thank you for your review!

Marsha Ward said...

What a nice review. Thanks, JoAnn.

I also enjoyed the Memorial Day Concert. Jose Pequeno's sacrifice, and the ongoing one of his mother and sister to care for him, made quite an impression on me. To think this man was a young chief of police who volunteered in order to take care of his National Guard buddies boggles the mind.

Rachelle said...

Great posts with lots of WOW info. I think it is a miracle that soldier survived.
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