Jorie and the Golden Key by A. H. Richardson

Hey everyone! A few weeks ago you may remember that I read the first book in this series 'Jorie and the Magic Stones'. The author was kind enough to send me a copy of the second book in the series to read as well.
In the previous book we saw Jorie, a young woman from the human realm travel to the magical world where dragons rule the skies. She and her friend Rufus were tasked with retrieving the magic stones that would grant any who hold them the power to rule over the world. At the end of their adventure Jorie returned to the world and left the stones in the hands of the Great Wizard who promised to protect them from the Dark Lord.
I enjoyed the first book so I jumped at the chance to read the continuation of Jorie's story. The cover of the book is amazing and the colours jump out at you right away. If you are someone who judges a book by its cover this is a great one to start with.
Let me tell you a bit about it:

Jorie and Rufus are once again called back to the magical world below the Tarn to save that world. The Dark Lord has managed to get his hands on the stones thanks to betrayal by one of Jorie's old friends. This time they are joined by Rufus's cousin Nigel, who is visiting his uncle for a few weeks for the summer.
Right from the start the stakes are high when Nigel is kidnapped by the Dark Lord who hopes to get information on why Jorie has returned. Jorie and Rufus set out with nothing more than the key they received on their first journey to find the secret to save him and the world.
But Jorie isn't the only one taking action. All around the Dark Lord those who are closest to him and those who have sworn to serve him are betraying him. His long history of abuse to those around him has left him alone even at a time when he has all the power.
The fate of Jorie and her friends will depend on how clever they can be. It will take more than friendship to save the light from the darkness.

Another fantastic book. It feels like it goes by so quickly. Before I knew it I had finished the book but it felt like the adventure had lasted for days. The author does a fantastic job at working the characters into exciting situations that keep the reader glued to the page from the beginning.
There is a potential for another book so we will have to see what comes next.
Setting: A-
Plot: B+
Pace:A-
Characters: A
Ending: B+
Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Have a great day everyone and happy reading!
- K

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