↠´ Read Ï Deltora Quest (Deltora Quest, #1-8) by Emily Rodda ↠´ Emily Rodda s Deltora Quest series will always hold a special place in my heart, for igniting my passion for reading and the Fantasy genre. The eight books follow Leif, Barda and Jasmine along with Filli and Kree , as they journey to the most feared places of Deltora e. g The City of the Rats etc to retrieve the lost gems of the Belt of Deltora, the only force strong enough to drive the Shadow Lord out of Deltora and back to the Shadowlands. The eighth book, Return to Del was essentially about finding the heir, and had quite a few unexpected plot twists view spoiler I definitely did not see coming the plot twist that Leif was the heir to the throne or that Doom was Jasmine s father hide spoiler . Okay, yes, this is a book for ages 8 14 I actually bought this book for my little sisters some time ago To this day, my sisters are still raving on about how good the book is Its been a couple of years now, so I decided I had to give it a whirl. The book is 8 short fantasy stories about a heroic trio a blacksmith s son, a wild and brash forest girl and a palace guard trying to save the land of Deltora from the evil Shadow Lord Its a fantastic book for kids Firstly, it doesn t have any wizards or any wizard schools Nor does it have vampires or werewolves Instead, there are intelligent puzzles, plenty of codes for kids to decipher and some unique monsters and races Some of the monsters are scary according to my sisters , mainly due to their ugliness There s also some simple red herrings and plot twists, and some scenes that don t ma . This series that I have read as a kid, and reread again brings back many memories of my childhood This book was among my favorite fantasy books just because of the creativity and magical world of Deltora The characters are lovably and you really become attached to them The best part of this 8 book series, is really all about the imaginative creatures, environment, and people are just amazing I really liked how there were many conflicts going on at the same time, but it wasn t chaotic and eventually all lined up together in one thrilling adventure For example, while traveling together, our heroes have to collect gems to socket into the Deltora Belt and with it and a heir of the King of Deltora, Adin, can wear it and dispel the Shadow Lord back into the Shadow Land and stop his evil in Deltora.
Look, I first read Deltora Quest many moons ago I ve held it dearly in my heart for all the years since, and as I expected, upon re reading it as an adult, I only hold it dearer One of the reasons why I still enjoy middle grade novels as a Not Middle Grader, is the lack of a need for, nor attempt at, literary perfection They re just enjoyable The plot of Deltora Quest moves at a pace that I can only describe as wonderful The eight novels themselves are short, they go through the rhythms of conflict, climax, and resolution without need for fanciful input, leaping instead from interest to interest, holding my attention the entire time The characters, too, are varied and interesting, unexpected and intriguing, and they exist in a world so well developed by Deltora Quest was one of those books that people sneered at while I read them But I shit you not, they were one of the best series I ve ever read and after I read them Harry Potter, I will read these to my children And the illustrations on all the covers are just amazingly detailed Holy crap. I give this book five stars but I reveiwed each on induvidually below 1 Forests of Silence 3. 5 I didnt find that the characters were well developed and the book is only 90 pages and 55 of them are on introduction When the story began it was really good 2 Lake of Tears 4. 2 This story started of strong when the were captured by Jin and Jod I also liked all the Ralads The battle at the end of the book was not really against the gaurdian of the stone Soldeen but against Theagan Good Story 3 City of Rats 4. 2 I liked the character Tom right of the bat not knowing if he was good or evil I liked how the story tied in together Eg the people of Noradz city once lived in the City of Rats untill the rats and Reeah took over The best part of this one was how it tied in to the others parts 4 Shifting Sands 4. 5 I liked how the autho All of my reviews are spoiler free unless stated otherwise so you can go ahead and read my review Not many people have heard of this incredible series because Emily Rodda is an Australian children s author, but oh my goodness, this series has to get out there because it s that good I re read this series almost every year and each time, I can t believe the amount of world building, plot development and character development has gone into it Yes, this is a children s series, but it s like Harry Potter, something you can read at any age and enjoy It has 8 books in the series and has two other companion series Deltora Shadowlands and Dragons of Deltora which both follow the same main characters as the first series I highly recommend all three because HOLY DAMN the first series is JUST THE BEGINNING SO MUCH THOUGHT has gone into this world and how it was all going to pan For The First Time, The Eight books Of The Internationally Bestselling Fantasy Series Are Brought Together In One Action Packed Volume For Centuries, The Evil Shadow Lord Has Been Plotting To Invade Deltora And Enslave Its People All That Stands In His Way Is The Magic Belt Of Deltora With Its Seven Gems Of Great And Mysterious Power Now, Leif, Barda, And Jasmine Must Unite To Find The Seven Gems And Save Deltora From An Eternity Of DarknessFor The First Time, All Eight books Of This Epic Series Are Presented In A Single Deluxe Hardcover Volume
Emily Rodda real name Jennifer Rowe was born in Sydney, Australia and graduated from the University of Sydney in 1973 with an MA Hons in English Literature Moving into a publishing career, first as a book editor, and finally as a publisher at Angus Robertson, Rodda s first book was published in 1984.