The Road To Nyn tells the story about a boy named Kay. He is training to be a knight but at the same time is also studying forbidden magic. He became a squire and then decided that he was going to leave his magic studying since every spell he casts, something bad happens and he doesn’t think he is quite cut out for it.
Except that then things take a bit of a turn when his village is attacked by goblins and his family is captured! Now Kay must go on a journey to save his family and friends.
The journey is quite a sci-fi adventure, with pretty much everything I was looking for in such an adventure. Great characters and lots of challenges that Kay needs to overcome. Kay was also a great character that you just had to root for and hoped that he would come out on top! (Although in the beginning it did take a while for me to get through my head that he was a male character since his name is similar to mine lol)
I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review and participate in the blog tour. I was not otherwise compensated and all thoughts and opinions are mine.
The Road to Nyn Book Summary:
In a land where magic is outlawed, a young boy is living a double life. Although Kay is training to be a knight, he has been secretly studying the forbidden ways of magic with Alamin, a powerful but eccentric wizard.
After passing of the Trial of the Rings and being raised to squirehood, Kay has decided to tell Alamin that he is going to leave his magical studies behind. And why not? Kay hasn’t ever cast a spell without something going seriously wrong–like the random appearance of frogs or hungry wolves–besides, Kay could be banished from the kingdom just for associating with Alamin.
Kay’s plans are quickly obliterated when a horde of goblins attacks his village and captures his family and friends. Now, with his home lying in ruins, everything has changed. Along with Alamin and Felix, a self-serving kleptomaniac sprite, Kay embarks on an adventure that takes him across the Kingdom of Gaspar and into the dark and treacherous caves of the Goblin Realm. What Kay doesn’t realize is that his journey is leading him on a collision course with the Lord of Nyn – a being so powerful that none dare face him…not even Alamin himself!
Brian Michaud’s Bio:
Brian G. Michaud lives in a small town in Massachusetts with his wife, Kim. When he is not reading or writing books, he can be found teaching music at a local elementary school or rocking out on guitar with the band, Too Loud.
Thank you very much for the review of The Road to Nyn. It’s a pleasure to be here on your blog, and I look forward to meeting and having discussions with your members – whether about books or concerts.
I’m going retro so far this year. I’m rereading the Chronicles of Prydain by Lloydd Alexander, and my concert lineup includes Bryan Adams, Kiss, and Def Leppard.
Katie, I’m so glad that you connected to Kay and cheered for him along the way. Thanks for the review 🙂