Excellent Summer Middle Grade Read - 5 Star Rating
(PRWEB) June 02, 2013
Title: The Land of Coral Seas
Author: Ryan OBrien
Publisher: Ryan OBrien Publishing
Reviewed by: M.K.Turner
In "The Land of Coral Seas," Ryan OBrien's second book in The Land of Whoo Series, Michael Henry is once again called upon to help those in desperate need. With the aid of his friend from Earth, Savannah James, and the team he put together during his previous adventures in the Land of Whoo, the Chosen One now enters yet another world through the portal—the Land of Coral Seas.
Princess Ariana, daughter of King Vincent, has been kidnapped by the Wizard of Pisode. In three weeks, when the moon is full, the tide will flood the cave in which the princess is held prisoner. No one knows the exact location of the cave, only that there is a labyrinth of caverns under the Black Mountain volcano and that somewhere in that maze, the princess awaits death if her father does not subjugate his people to the wizard.
In the first book of the series, Michael Henry displayed his innate respect and courtesy toward all, his willingness to take advice, and his ability to be decisive and assume the authority of leadership. Now, in their desperate, time-driven search for the princess, both Michael Henry and Savannah make mistakes, but they are forthright in taking responsibility for their errors and, by learning from their mistakes, are able to continue to stay focused on their objective. These qualities, plus their great sense of the value of family and friends, are as vital to their success as their supernatural powers.
Although they are successful in rescuing the princess there is a high price for their victory, and as the second book in the series ends, it is not Michael Henry, but the three young girls—Lizzie, Ariana and Savanna—who now find themselves called upon to assume leadership roles. That is when Savanna makes the startling decision to enter a new portal to another strange land…
Bookreview.com trusts Ryan OBrien to make the third book in The Land of Whoo series as excellent an adventure fantasy for young readers as "The Land of Coral Seas."