Monday, November 12, 2012

Book Review #222 - The Amber Amulet by Craig Silvey

The Amber Amulet
Meet a new generation of superhero in this moving novella from an acclaimed author.

Dear Sir/Ma’am, Please find enclosed this Amber Amulet. That must sound unusual to a citizen, but you will have to trust me on this count because the science is too detailed for me to outline here. All you need to know is that the Amber Amulet will eliminate your unhappiness by counteracting it with Positive Energy. This should see you straight. Fear not, you’re in safe hands now. Take care. The Masked Avenger.

Meet twelve-year-old Liam McKenzie, who patrols his suburban neighbourhood as the Masked Avenger - a superhero with powers so potent not even he can fully comprehend their extent. Along with his sidekick, Richie the Powerbeagle, he protects the people of Franklin Street from chaos, mayhem, evil and low tyre pressure - but can he save them from sadness?

My Rating: 4/5
I don't really have that much to say about this book as it was incredibly short.
The protagonist was likeable, from what I learnt about him. He was surprisingly well developed for such a short story. The addition of the dog was a great idea.
I liked the whole idea about the Masked Avenger getting his energy from gems and would have liked this to have been a full length novel.
The book on its own was really well put together. It has glossy pages and alot of interesting diagrams and maps. It reminded me of a scrapbook.

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