Magic Kingdom For Sale- Sold!- Terry Brooks

Written By: Kellie - May• 29•11

Summary: Landover was a genuine magic kingdom, complete with fairy folk and wizardry, just as the advertisement had promised. But after he purchased it for a million dollars, Ben Holiday discovered that there were a few details the ad had failed to mention. Such as the fact that the kingdom was falling into ruin. The barons refused to recognize a king and taxes hadn’t been collected for years. The dragon, Strabo, was laying waste to the countryside, while the evil witch, Nightshade, was plotting to destroy no less than everything. And if that weren’t enough for a prospective king to deal with, Ben soon learned that the Iron Mark, terrible lord of the demons, challenged all pretenders to the throne of Landover to a duel to the death – a duel no mere mortal could hope to win. But Ben Holiday had one human trait that even magic couldn’t overcome. Ben Holiday was stubborn… -Goodreads

Review: An older series that I’m just recently getting into. I’ll be reading book two this week (hopefully, I did tell myself I’d be reading it last week) so wanted to get in a review for the first book before hand.

What’s not to love about this concept… An ordinary man from our world see’s an advertisement in the paper for a magic kingdom for sale, and just happens to be in the right place in his life that he’s willing to accept that maybe, just maybe this is legit. He ultimately buys it and then must adapt to a whole new way of life filled with magic and monsters. It’s like the epitome of sword and sorcery fantasy, which I love and really should read more of.

Ben the main character is a well fleshed out every man. Someone you can relate to and understand why he does what he does. He has an interesting back story and way of relating to the other characters. On the other hand, the supporting characters are more comical than believable which makes for a fun read, even if you don’t get terribly emotionally invested in anyone.

I’m excited to see where this series goes next. I bought the first three books in one volume and have been waiting forever to find some time to read ‘The Black Unicorn. This week, will be the week where I finally do it. Just have to finish a couple others first *sigh*.

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