Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Review Tour: Honour's Rest by Judith Crow @jayzed_kay @GoddessFish

Honour's Rest

by Judith Crow

GENRE: YA Magical Realism


So, it’s – what – like magic?”

No, according to Pen’s uncle, the Rite is not magic at all. But, if it’s not magic, then how could Pen push the school bully into a pond while he was really studying alone in the library?
When Pen’s family realise he has the Rite, he is sent to live with his Uncle Napier, who can help him control his ability.
But Napier has other duties. He is the Rendelf, in charge of the Rite in the UK, and he has gathered many enemies over the years…
enemies who would be delighted to use Pen against him.

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He reached out behind him to where he believed the great drop would be but could not feel anything. However, as his hands rested on the floor, he felt something that seemed like a cold face, still and hard in the darkness. He became convinced that the smell surrounding him was a dead body, and he felt tears prickling his dry eyes. How did he end up in this situation? He couldn’t find his voice to sob, but hot tears rolled down his cheeks in patterns dictated by drying blood and dirt. The Thing shuffled towards him, now sounding all the world like a person stumbling blindly, with no sight or thought but one determined purpose.

Pen could feel his fear getting the better of him, and his heart was beating so loudly that he was certain the Thing was being attracted by the noise, and so fast that it was making him feel light-headed. In his fourteen years, he had never passed out until he had gone to live with Napier and now he wondered if it would happen again. He had always been so unshakable, it had been commented on by all his teachers since he had started primary school, but now he felt as though he was losing his mind, as though it was dissipating into the darkness around him and only strengthening the Thing.

Perhaps, he thought with a slight new lease of life, it was all a test to see if he could regain his self-control under such challenging circumstances. He cleared his throat and the sound nearly made him jump out of his skin. He had not realised how silent the room had been, as though all the noise from the Thing had been happening at a great distance, or only in his mind.

My Review:

A boy is pushed into a pond. The boy, Pen, who is accused of pushing him into the pond was in the library at the time. There were several people who saw Pen push the boy into the pond. But no one believes him. But he has been suspended anyway. So how did Pen push this boy into the pond if he was not even there?

His parents believe that his time for magic has come. They decide the best thing for Pen and his magic is to send him to live with his uncle in Scotland. They believe he is the best thing for Pen at the moment. They believe he is the best person to teach Pen all about his magic.

I enjoyed Honour’s Rest from the moment the story began. I enjoyed following Pen on his journey as he was learning about his abilities. The more I read the more I wanted to read to see what was coming next. The suspense kept me on the edge of my seat waiting to see how it was all going to end.

I could see the whole thing playing out in my head as if I was right there and a part of Pen’s world. I can’t wait to read more about Pen and his friend. I can’t wait to see what lies ahead for Pen and where his journey is taking him.

I think that Honour’s Rest would be a great book for fans of Harry Potter with all the magic and the main characters are teenage boys. If Honour’s Rest sounds like something you would like to read grab your copy today!

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Judith was born in Orkney, grew up in Lincolnshire and now lives in the far north of Scotland. Her work draws inspiration from folklore, experience and the natural world.

The Backwater, Judith’s debut book, was a finalist in the Wishing Shelf Book Awards 2019, and her most recent novel, Honour’s Rest, was a finalist in the Eyelands Book Award.

When she isn’t writing, Judith is a teacher at a primary school in Caithness. She sometimes finds that writing gets usurped by crafting, music, and being a generally doting spaniel owner.

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Jayzedkay said...

Thank you so much for reviewing Honour's Rest - I'm really pleased you enjoyed it!