Friday, 15 June 2018

#BookReview ~ Finding Balance (The Portal Prophecies #6) By C.A King #YA #Fantasy @PortalProphecy

Finding Balance 
(The Portal Prophecies #6)
 By C.A King

The cards are stacked against Willow. Two evil kings seek destruction; The Department of Secrecy wants to imprison her; the memory potion has everyone in disarray; and she is running low on allies. Can she overcome the odds and bring balance back to the realms? It all comes down to one final battle – winner takes all. When it's all said and done, who will be left standing?

This epic conclusion to The Portal Prophecies series will provide all the answers readers are itching to know

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The deciding battle is upon them. If Willow and her allies do not win then the consequences will be catastrophic. But even if they do, things will never be the same again.

I have both dreaded and looked forward to reading the final book in The Portal Prophecies series. I have dreaded reading book six because that would mean the end of a fantastic adventure, but at the same time, I could not wait to find out what would happen to Willow and her friends. Like the other books in the series Finding Balance (The Portal Prophecies #6) by C.A.King did not disappoint. I was gripped from the beginning, and I simply could not put the book down until I had finished. I must admit there were moments when I was shouting "NO!" at C.A King, and I burst into tears!! This is how much I have grown to love the characters in this extraordinary tale!

Lots of loose ends are tied up in book 6 and a few of these 'loose ends' I did not realise where loose ends until the end!! I know that makes no sense, but if you read this fabulous series from the beginning to the end, then you will know exactly what I mean.

As before I loved the characterisation of Willow. This series is very much her story and the people she meets along the way. In each book she continues to grow as a character. I really enjoyed reading about her.  William is also worthy of a mention in this book. He struggles with what he did when he was under a memory spell, and he is determined to make it up to Willow and the people whom he cares for.  And as for Lance...  I can't even speak right now without a lump forming in my throat when I think about him. He really wriggled into my heart in this series, and I was heartbroken when he...  No, I am not going to give away any spoilers!!

The world in which The Portal Prophecies is set in is very real in the telling — think Lord of the Rings meets Harry Potter. I loved it.

If you are looking for quality fiction for the young adults in your life, then you cannot go far wrong with C.A Kings The Portal Prophecies series.

I Highly Recommend.

C.A. King

The 2017 Platinum – 1st Place winner for the Best Local Author category in The Hamilton Spectator Readers' Choice Awards.

The recipient of the 2017 Readers' Favorite Silver Medal Winner in the Fiction - Short Story/Novella genre.

Who am I?…Who am I?
Silence…chews pencil…
Who am I?…Who am I?
I am…
a daydreamer…a hopeless romantic…an optimistic pessimist…a psychic…a childish adult…an animal lover…an over-emotional wreck…an adventurer…an artistic fool…
I am…A Fiction Writer!
Nice to meet you!"

About the author!

I was diagnosed with clinical depression after the loss of my mother, father and husband within three years of each other - to cancer. The years of 24/7 in-home care, coupled with the loss I felt, left its mark on my psyche.

Depression takes up a lot of my life. Reading and writing are the only things I have found that help (in connection with regular medication), even if only for a short time. To escape to a different world can make a big difference in my mood in real life.

To put things in perspective, when I was at my lowest point, I couldn't open mail, talk on the phone, or even drive to the store. Walls of sadness surrounded me. As they closed in, tears would fall, There didn't need to be a reason or trigger.

People ask me why I started writing. My answer is simple: I wanted to create a world other people could escape to. I wanted to share the place that had helped me for many years.

I read books as well as write them. I have visited the worlds many different authors have created. Those worlds make me feel better and give me strength to face real life again. I want to thank everyone who writes - I want them to know they are making a difference.

I always said that as long as one person finds a little bit of happiness out of my books, I am, in my opinion, an accomplished author. The same is true for every writer out there. Please don't ever let anyone tell you different.

Thank you for reading and writing. (less)

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