Title: The Fifth Vertex
Author: Kevin Hoffman
Genre: Fantasy, adventure, children’s, fiction
Pages: 290 pages
Publication Date: 2nd August 2014
My Rating: 4/5
Hi there friends,
Here’s another book which I took on holiday to read and one that was a real highlight! Here’s my review, I hope you enjoy it!
I received a free copy of this book by the book’s publishers via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Urus has been given three attempts to become a great and noble warrior of Kest. His Uncle is second in command and greatness is expected from him. But when Urus fails his third attempt, all hopes are lost. Usus is forced to be culled. However, when Urus attempts suicide by jumping from a build, a mysterious blue light appears and saves him. Life as a culled may not be as bad as Urus has expected. After all, what are the five vertexes and what part does Urus have to play in their very survival? You’ll just have to read to find out!
I really enjoyed reading this and I was swept into Urus’ world immediately. Throughout I was rooting for his survival and quest. All of the characters are well written and likeable although a few are deliberately rather dislikable! The journey Urus and his friends take is thrilling with blood mages, sigilords and all sorts of fantastical creatures! There are amazing inventions and spellcraft too in this incredible mission to save and protect the vertexes. A fun read to take on holiday or to relax and read at home.
A lovely read, full of intrigue and excitement. A book which children, teens and adults alike will definitely throroughly enjoy!
If you would like to obtain a copy of the book, here are some ideas of places you could get them from: Amazon UK or Barnes and Noble. Please don’t restrict yourself to these places, use your local retailers to as they are dependent on your business.