The Stowaway: Stone of Tymora, by R.A. and Geno Salvatore, is the first in an all new fantasy series for youth, based on R.A.’s Drizzt saga.
Captured by pirates, Maimun begins telling his story to the captain. Orphaned as a baby, Maimun has constantly been on the run for his life. A demon is after the boy and the stone that must carry. With the help of some friends along the way, Maimun is thrust into one adventure after another. All to protect a stone that he knows little about.
Written mostly as a first person narrative from Maimun’s point of view, the style is easy to read and fast-paced. Maimun is an easily sympathetic character who is brave and loyal. Tragedy befalls anyone close to him, so he thinks of the stone as a burden and curse. And yet his given name means “twice lucky,” which is ironic considering the danger he is constantly in.
The supporting characters and villains are eccentric and fun. The story is action-packed and suspenseful. A certainly quick read (I read the 300-some pages in less than 2 hours), young fantasy fans are sure to enjoy this exciting new series full of mystery and magic. And with a cliffhanger ending, I’m already impatient for the next installment.
The Stowaway: Stone of Tymora is a new release this month from Mirrorstone books.