In book two of the Realm Walkers Series, Cantor, Bixby, and Dukmee must band together to find the storied realm walker Chomountain after the devastating attack by the corrupt Realm Walkers Guild. But what they discover while traveling turns their mission upside down and they must now find a way to restore Chomountain.
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 345 g
Dimensions: 203 x 133 x 32 mm
Donita K. Paul continues her fantasy series aimed at middle school readers where dragons and humans fight side by side in a battle against evil in their realms. (The first in the series, One Realm Beyond, was reviewed in the Christian Library Journal, January-February 2014.)
In Two Renegade Realms, several years have passed since the attack by the corrupt Realm Walker Guild. Cantor D'Ahma and Bixby D'Mazeline have gone their own ways. During that time, Cantor has grown 15 inches in height while searching for his long-lost mentors. Meanwhile Bixby and Dukmee have been hunting for the lost Library of Lymes. The king and queen ask Cantor to find the ancient information needed by the realm. In doing so, he meets up with Bixby and Dukmee.
Together, Cantor, Bixby, and Dukmee try to find the ancient Library of Lymes. They are also asked to rescue Chomountain (the legendary realm walker) from his imprisonment. Faced with the impending invasion, they must find a way to find the answers they need, both to rescue Chomountain and to fight against the intruders on the renegade realms. Though they fight valiantly, the war is not over yet.
Middle school readers will enjoy this fantasy series with its excellent world-building, descriptive narrative, and endearing characters. The faith element is allegorical, and violence is appropriate where the battles take place. Readers will find themselves caught up in the antics of the dragon Bridger and his sister, as well as the idiosyncrasies of Chomountain.
Recommended for public libraries and school collections. Fans of Donita Paul's earlier series and fantasy fans will not be disappointed!
Carol R. Gehringer, CLJ * Christian Library Journal *