The Portal to Forever
The peaceful Kingdom of Ashmirl has been taken over by the evil wizard Soldrin. The rightful King and his heir have been captured and imprisoned in the dungeon deep beneath the castle walls. Soldrin has sworn to keep them prisoner until the great book of "The Elven Chronicles" is turned over to him. The Elven Chronicles holds the secret of the Portal to Forever and must not fall into the hands of anyone who would use it to gain power and domination over others. The wizard has unleashed hoards of demons, trolls, gargoyles and other monstrous creatures on the kingdom to kill and destroy at will until the Chronicles are turned over to him. Prince Leerec, younger son of the King, is brought back from the human world to defeat this threat to the kingdom and restore his father to the throne.
When Prince Leerec falls victim to an assassin’s murderous attack, his son and daughter are also transported from their home in the human world to use their special powers to save his life and find a way to defeat Soldrin and his evil army. The children journey across the kingdom to find the ancient dragon Falon to enlist his help in destroying the demon Groz who serves the Wizard Soldrin. In their travels they becom acquainted with many of the amazing creatures and places to be found in their father’s elven world which now, so desperately, needs their help.
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Decided to scratch this book as within the first chapter, a handful of characters were too closely related to a set in Tolkien's work. I found that alone to be distracting. Read full review
The Portal to Forever
By Bonnie Sullivan Raymond
After the tragic loss of their father at an early age Josh and Silfa discover new abilities as they get older. Josh runs faster than the average kid. Silfa has the ability to attract animals and almost hear their thoughts. They soon find out their special abilities come from their father an Elf prince. They also find out that their father Leerec was not killed but rescued before his plane was hijacked to complete a mission. He must defeat and evil wizard and a blood thirsty demon before all is lost. He must also save his elf family from imprisonment.
As years pass in the human world in the elf world time goes by much slower. Leerec is fatally injured and only his children can save both him, the rest of the royal family and their ancestral lands. Once they cross the portal they are so introduced to amazing new creatures and fantasy-like lands. They quickly learn that things are not always as they appear in this new world! Silfa can now talk to creatures and has the ability to heal. Josh can now change objects by just thinking about them. Special friends from the human world soon become valuable allies in the elf world. Can they save there family from the evil that plagues the Elf kingdom? You have to read it to find out!
My favorite part of the book was when Cinder a shy coal black colored cat drinks a vial of magic potion to give him courage and defeats an almost indestructible demon. After his brave deed he is returned to his pre-cursed state. It just goes to show that everyone has a special job that only they can do!
I thought this book was very well written. It was an easy and interesting read. I believe the tended audience was children and young adults. But as an adult I loved this book! I had a hard time putting it down. I ended up reading the entire book in about a day. Anyone who enjoys reading about magic and fantasy would definitely enjoy this book. I am anxiously awaiting another story.