The Ale Boy's Feast - Jeffrey Overstreet

Price: $14.99

Format: Trade Paperback

ISBN: 9781400074686

Release: 3.15.2011

Fiction - Fantasy - General

Blogger's Website

Read Review on Blogger's Site

Review on Retailer Site

Read Chapter 1

About Jeffrey Overstreet

Author's Web Site

Share This
4 Stars
Find Retailers on Google

Very Enjoyable!

by Charissa Howe
April 13, 2011
4 Stars
4 other readers have rated Charissa's review.

Why do you need my email?
Close Window

In order to rank this review we require your email address as proof that, A) You’re a real person (and not a bot) and B) It ensures that only one person can rank a review one time (and protects from bloggers that might try to “pad” their rankings). Your email address will only be used for review rankings as part of the Blogging for Books program and will not be sold to 3rd parties or used by WaterBrook Multnomah Publishers in any way. That said, if you check the box that says “Send me updates on the latest Christian books,” you’ll receive the WaterBrook Multnomah Bookends eNewsletter (sent monthly). You can always unsubscribe to this newsletter at any time.

Charissa's overall score for this review: 19
Charissa's average score for this review: 4.8
Close Window

Each review can be ranked and given 1 to 5 stars. Each star is worth one point. If a review is ranked 10 times and each time is given 5 stars, the overall score would be 50 points. For more on scoring visit the FAQ page. For why scoring matters visit the support page.

In a land torn by war, the king is missing and his people are trapped in a deadly wood searching for escape. Can the boy they call Rescue lead them to safety? Will the king be found? The people of Abascar seek a city of refuge where they will be safe from all who pursue them.

To be very honest with you, I had a hard time getting into this book. But it's no fault of the book or author. The problem is with me. You see. . . I had managed to pick up the fourth book in a four book series, having never read any of the other three. Brilliant. That said, while I was a bit confused and disoriented, I enjoyed the book anyway! I cannot wait to read the first three in the series and return to read this again, having built the appropriate knowledge of the history of the series.

Overstreet's pacing is quite nice and his characters jump off the pages. The scenes immediately pop into your head with full color as you read them and there is not a detail dropped. The story is engaging (even if you're popping into the series late) and it's easy to care about the fate of Abascar. I love fantasy novels, but I'm pretty particular about them. There is much mediocre fantasy out there and sometimes it's hard to tell at a glance which the good ones are. I'm therefore happy to help you out and tell you that this series is a keeper. If you are looking for a new fantasy summer read to take on vacation, I highly recommend this one. Although, I'd suggest reading the first three first. It'll make more sense that way.

Most Active Bloggers (This Month)

Most Active Bloggers (This Year)


This content requires the Flash Player. Please Download and install it here.