Island of Darkness: Book
Five of Forgotten Legacy by Richard S. Tuttle
Read ... Recommended …. 5 stars
With Island of Darkness, writer Tuttle
continues his popular Forgotten Legacy series. Writer Tuttle once
more pits abundant, creditable characters against an environment of
resonance, incidents, and aromas. Profuse detail allows the reader
to perceive, experience, and witness the situations experienced by
characters first hand. In this well written work Tuttle’s always
fertile imagination united with his peerless use of expression once
again are more than evident. As always Tuttle’s characters are
portrayed with the idiosyncrasy and flaws as will be found in all of
us. Heroes are admirable and generally very likeable villains are
horrible and terrifying. Whether nefarious or virtuous, human, elf,
Sakovan or krul the reader is able to easily identify the conduct
exhibited, the feeling felt by the character and the circumstances.
The reader is moved along from action to action,
situation to situation as dogged characters remain focused upon
their goal. Told in thirty-six chapters the excitement continues
through the battles, adventures and a final satisfactory resolution.
Island of Darkness does not disappoint.
Island of Darkness, Book 5 forgotten legacy
is an excellent read. From the opening line when we come face to
face with Aakuta, the reader is drawn right into the action. Reader
interest is held fast to the last paragraph as we join Lyra, The
Star of Sakova in a prayer of thanksgiving. Island of Darkness is
sure to please all who enjoy an invigorating fantasy complete with
villains, heroes, quest, excitement and magik. This is an superb
choice for the upper grade youngster’s and young adult’s
pleasure reading shelf. Island of Darkness has a place on the
fantasy enthusiast home library shelf as well as in the school
library. All who enjoy the genre are sure to find Island of
Darkness more than acceptable.
Enjoyed the read, happy to recommend.
Synopsis: (May reveal
much of the plot)
The tale begins with Aakuta
entering Vandegar Temple. Across the face of the building an
unnatural windstorm blew great columns of sand across the face of
the building. From that beginning the tale moves quickly to Larst,
newly chosen Kantana of the Omungan people. The leader will not long
enjoy his position; Karnic, an evil mage sees to that. A strange
disease begins destroying crops growing in the fields. Food
shortages are threatening the almost peace fostering between Omunga
and Sakova. The Star of Sakova fears an even greater threat than the
impending starvation of much of the population. Lyra, Star of
Sakova, is faced with quite a predicament. In order to thwart the
problem she is sure will be coming she must aid the Omungans and
perhaps compromise her own people. The Wound of Kaltara, an elf
named Mistake and Sakovan assassin HawkShadow move the tale forward.
Mistake is positive the small woman they are joining will prove to
be her sister. MistyTrail has no such feeling, she knows that her
family was lost long ago during a storm at sea. She was rescued from
the sea by a Sakovan fisherman. Mistake reveals she too was rescued
from the sea during the Year of the Storm, however, she was plucked
from the water by a Fakaran fisherman. The pair set out to learn
something of their past, and perhaps something of their future.
Vand, a bloodthirsty being, huge hairy kruls, more than one mage and
the Island of Darkness bring the sisters to more danger than they
had ever reckoned.