Author: Atticus Krum
Genre: Middle Grade
A forbidden journey. A secret agenda. A mysterious object.
When Thutter McClutter, a young Glade-dwelling shrew, willingly decides to break the ancient Code and cross into the shadowy darkness of the great Woode, he is certain that seeing the mysterious Solkreat is the goal. But as he and his friends near the curious Creature, an altogether different agenda is exposed. One of his fellow adventurers wants the magic hogseye. However, the powerful and wicked Beastmonger also covets the enchanted object, and he will stop at nothing to get it—not even murder.
A story of true friendship, lasting faith, and willing sacrifice, The Taming is the first installment of the Refuge Chronicles—an adventurous trilogy about a young shrew, his newly-discovered purpose, and the ancient conflict between Light and Darkness.
The Taming is a delightful book from start to end, that offers an intriguing, enjoyable main character, villains that appear fresh and original, and a plot that keeps you on the edge of your seat.
The author managed to keep the pace fast from start to end, and with the short chapters, I just had to keep on reading. There’s never a dull moment.
I look forward to reading the next installment of the Refuge Chronicles.