But mere hours after he steps through his first portal, Cantor discovers that his job will be more dangerous and difficult than he ever imagined. The realms are plagued with crime and cruelty, and even members of the once-noble Realm Walkers Guild can no longer be trusted. To make matters worse, his first assignment - finding a dragon to assist him on his quest---has led him to Bridger, who is clearly inept and won’t leave him alone.
With the help of his new friends Bixby and Dukmee, Cantor must uncover the secrets of the corrupt guild before they become too powerful to be stopped. But his skills aren’t progressing as fast as he would like, and as he finds himself deeper and deeper in the guild’s layers of deceit, Cantor struggles to determine where his true allegiance lies.
One of my kiddos was super excited to see this book on my desk, so much so that I did things a little differently this time around. I handed it to her and told her to enjoy it, and afterward to please grant me an interview.
Sweet girl has talked though the book, and I know she enjoyed it a great deal. Here are the basic things she had to say in the formal interview, which were not as in depth as those before bed conversations:
"This book is a little different from past books I have read by Donita K Paul, in that it introduces the heavier side of the evil characters more quickly. I noticed a lot of parallels between this book and the Dragon Keeper books, like mind speaking. There were wizards and realm walkers, with realm walkers being more similar to the wizards of the Dragon Keeper books.
One Realm BEYOND is a well written book that I enjoyed. The beginning of the book, as is common with other Donita K Paul books, is slow but it is rewarding when you press though. The slow beginning is full of necessary information to the story."
If you enjoy other books by Donita K Paul, I highly recommend this one to you! This book was provided to me by BookLookBloggers in exchange for my honest opinion. If you are interested in reading books for review you can check BookLookBloggers out here.