Zarkora – The Fyrelit Tragedy by Nicholas and Alison Lochel
Published by Hachette Australia
The Fyrelit Tragedy is the first in a four part series by Australian brother and sister co-writers, Nicholas and Alison Lochel. In the Fyrelit Tragedy we meet two brothers, Neleik and Ervine, on a journey to find their kidnapped sister, Skye, taken by the evil Versalos – a dark force who previously killed their parents. The quest takes them on a journey of adventure and danger as they endeavour to find the celestial sword to overcome Versalos and to rescue their sister. In order to do this the brothers are faced with tests of courage and bravery and are challenged with riddles and rhymes that must be solved in order to proceed. Along the way they are joined by characters such as a half-giant and a princess, a long lost uncle, and a dragon, whose gifts and talents help them in their quest. As we are taken on this journey we share their experiences as they must fly, ride, and sail into different worlds of elves, giants and monsters. Although the story reaches a dramatic conclusion, the epilogue reveals that the journey is not over yet…and readers will eagerly await the sequel.
This book of fantasy and adventure is quite easy and exciting to read. Young teens through to young adults will enjoy the epic challenges and fantastical worlds that these brothers and their companions face.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Nicholas and Alison Lochel
Title: Zarkora – The Fyrelit Tragedy
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Published: June 2015