Review! The Three Thorns by Michael Gibney


Before I get to today’s review, I get to announce that Anne S. won the signed copy of Chris Rylander’s newest book – COUNTDOWN ZERO!!! YAAAAAY! 🙂 Click HERE to read my review of this great read! Thank you to all who entered. I will be emailing the winner to get the address you’d like your book sent to!

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Now on to today’s review!



3thornsThe Three Thorns

by Michael Gibney

Series: The Brotherhood and the Shield

300 pages – ages 9+

Published by Tantrum Books on February 24, 2015

Synopsis- From GoodReads: “Three brothers born to a powerful fallen king were abandoned at birth and cast out as orphans. By order of the false king, three of the most lethal assassins have been sent to kill the children before they come of age and plot to avenge their father’s throne. No one knows where the children are, and the children have no knowledge of one another. But that all changes when Benjamin, Tommy, and Sebastian join together to face adversity, an unspeakable evil, and the temptations of magical powers. This is the first installment of an exciting children’s fantasy series about the power of family.

What I Thought- Wow – what a great opening book for a new series. This was a fun book that really keeps you reading. There is plenty of action to keep the reader interested and a great plot and terrific writing to get you into the story. Tommy, Benjamin, and Sebastian are great characters that you really cheer on. The setting of the “new world” (the magical world they get taken to right after they meet each other) is fantastically described and makes you wish that you were there! Mr. Gibney’s writing is solid – he gives you enough background to have you understand the characters and plot without dragging the story down with too many details.  I like how everything falls into place as the story goes on. The characters make you smile and feel that the Brotherhood is in good hands. The writing and dialogue is realistic. Mr. Gibney is a great author who I can’t wait to read more from.

The website for the new series – The Brotherhood and the Shield – is worth checking out. There is information about the first book and the series. You can also hear actor Chris R Wright read excerpts from book 1. Click HERE to go to the site.

I give this book five out of five bookworms!fivebooks

Categories: Age 9+

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10 replies

  1. My book (which you and a few other bloggers helped launch! Thanks!) has made it onto a fairly cool list. Do you think THE GIRL WHO HEARD COLORS could possibly out-poll Lemony?? Cheers. Marie

  2. Erik, I am reading The Three Thorns now. Am almost half-way through it, and it’s a faced-pace fun read. Hope there will be more books in the series.

  3. Wow, Erik, what a stellar review! Such wonderfully high praise 🙂 I have this book, but haven’t been able to read it yet. I’ve been hearing all good stuff so I’m sure I’ll enjoy it. Thanks for helping that along! 🙂

  4. Great review. Sounds like a really good fun read for my nephews. Thanks.

  5. Another great series for young people to get hooked on! Great review.

  6. Oooh, great review and I so wanted to read this the moment I saw it described somewhere as “Dickens meets Tolkien.” On my TBR list right now. 🙂

  7. You really find some great series for young people,Erik. This seems action-packed and very different. Nice review.

  8. Congrats to Anne for winning the signed copy of Countdown Zero. Based on your glowing review, Erik, this new series sounds fantastic!

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