Moonview Press, ISBN 978-0982898703
Rating: 3 ~ It’s Okay
12-year old Pete Kehoe aka Irish is enjoying his fun summer with his two best friends Streak and Huff when his learns that he has been called to be defender of the Otherworld. He initially refuses to believe and doesn’t want to take up his role until his little sister Kathy is kidnapped by Zagan, a shape-shifter sent by Abaddon, King of Demons. To rescue her, Irish, Streak, and Huff enter the Otherworld. They are determine to rescue Kathy and save the Otherworld from Abaddon, but Abaddon is just as determine to stop them at all costs.
This book is just the type of book tween boys will enjoy reading. It doesn’t have a lack in action. Every time the boys make a progress in their search for Kathy, they will encounter obstacles in the form of incidents and various mythological creatures. After the first few incidents, I begin to look forward to reading more incidents and happenings only those with wild imaginations could have thought of. What I liked about this book is that the good and evil sides are clearly portrayed in a succinct way through their actions. The good side takes deadly risks and a character from the good side sacrificed himself so that good could triumph over evil. The evil side is portrayed as murderous and hateful connivers.
C.T. Markee based some of the activities in Otherworld Tales: Irish the Demon Slayer off his experiences wandering the hills, creeks, and forests of northern California with his two best friends during summers. He graduated from the University of California in Berkeley and joined the Bay Area technology explosion. He left Silicon Valley in 2001 to begin his career in creative writing. Otherworld Tales: Irish the Demon Slayer was published in print in August 2010. Visit Markee’s website at www.charlesmarkee.com.
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