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The Song of Unmaking by D. Barkley Briggs

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
He was once the greatest champion in the land. Then he disappeared. With Nemesia's defeat, the Barlows have helped turn the tide in the Hidden Lands. But the victory is short-lived. An even greater evil stirs in the north with a fierce new army bent on destruction. As the twins, Gabe and Garret, discover their own special powers, a thin thread of hope emerges: long ago, a fabled king was rescued from death on our world and hidden on Karac Tor. Who is he? Each brother has their part to play. Hadyn must travel north to warn the land rulers, which leaves Ewan with a bitter choice. Will he sacrifice what is most precious to discover whether Corus lives? Even more important, if Corus is alive, can he wake the Sleeping King of legend...before it's too late?

Goodreads Summary

Mr. Briggs wrote this book to help his sons through a hard time in their lives, their mothers' death.  He succeeded in his purpose for writing the novel.  The book is centered around the Barlow brothers, young men who display courage, honesty, and overall integrity. 

The events of this book will capture and continue to hold the readers' attention.  The events are very fast-paced, the reader will receive information constantly-enough that could almost be confusing, but the author manages to portray the information in such a way that the reader should be able to keep everything in order.  The names of the places and people the Barlow brother visit and meet are a little fantastical, keeping with the fantasy, almost Alice In Wonderland feel of the novel. 

The Song of Unmaking is a fascinating concept that is the highlight of the plot.  The reader will not be even slightly disappointed in the author's later explanation of this phenomena.  The secondary characters all have little quirks that will allow them to stand out to the reader and make him/her more memorable than the average secondary character.  The ending could not happen any other way, the reader has a series to look forward too.  This book is recommended to teens/young adults.

5 Stars

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