Talonridge (MageFable #2) by Heimdall Thunderhammer


By Heimdall Thunderhammer

216 pages – ages 8+

Published by Eagershelm Publishing on August 26, 2013

The adventure started in book 1, MageFable, continues! Durbin, the mouse protector, Clove, the mouse mage, Morro, the slinging hedgehog, Reverie, the songbird whose singing has great effects, and Bailey, the squirrel warrior, are back in their quest to bring Clove to all of the Elementals so she can become a geomancer. They go to find a temple for one of the Elementals at Talonridge. There is a problem though – Talonridge is ruled by tyrannic hawks. The friends pledge to help the enslaved critters while defeating all of  the hawks and getting Clove her magic power. But, sadly, the heroic critters are greatly outnumbered!

I loved the first book in this series (MageFable – see my review HERE) because it reminded me of Redwall by Brian Jacques, but I also thought the book was unique in its own way. Talonridge didn’t disappoint me! This book has a great plot that kept my interest. The action and adventure is great for any age. I love how all of the fighting isn’t gory or graphic, or too detailed. That makes it better for younger kids. Durbin is a nice character who you come to know pretty well. Clove is an awesome character and you get to care a lot about her. The black and white illustrations are done well and are a great addition to the story. They have a cartoon-y feel to them and I like to see what the characters look like. I think Mr. Thunderhammer is a great author who writes  this story well. I can’t wait for Book 3!

I give Talonridge five out of five bookworms!fivebooks

To learn more about the This Series, please visit the official website by clicking HERE.

Categories: Age 9+

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18 replies

  1. Oh this sounds like such an adventurous and fun series. Will have to check it out and see if my kiddo might like it.

  2. I like the cover. Exciting. I have not heard of this author – and I would remember if I had. What a name. Is this a pen name?

  3. Love the cover of this book! I remember you enthusiastic review of the first book. Glad he wrote a sequel. Sounds like the perfect tween book! Happy Holidays Erik!

  4. I too love the cover of this book. Great review. Hoping you are going to have a great Christmas with your family, Eric. Enjoy the holidays, and stay warm.

  5. This sounds so interesting. What a fab group of characters! Your excitement comes through the review. I think I know someone who may enjoy this book. 😉
    ~Cool Mom

  6. I like the mice on the cover, and the names of the characters.

  7. I haven’t read anything by this author- but this book sounds so good. I love fantasy adventures. Thanks for sharing!

  8. I love the names and the title 🙂

  9. I’m so glad you mentioned Jacques’ Redwall, how do you find the series? I found a few books during the Page One warehouse sale here in Singapore during the New Year, and I bought several of the titles (the brand new books are only for 2 dollars each, dear Erik, I’m sure you would have loved to be here). Should the books be read in sequence or could they be seen as stand-alone books? Thanks for sharing this new title as well.

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