Jake Halpern & Peter Kujawinski
Alfonso is Dormian. Not that he knows what that means yet. All he knows is that while he is apparently sleeping, he can do fantabulous feats – which his Pappy refers to as ‘tomfoolery’. When an uncle and a blind man turn up, it turns out that Alfonso might have more than he bargained for with his beautiful plant.
This is action driven. Alfonso hardly seems to get a rest between being attacked by plants and swords. Hehe, while I’m talking about it, every time I write Alfonso, I find it pretty funny. It reminds me of Houdini perhaps? Anyway, there’s no chances to get bored, and the storyline trots along – right until you get tipped on your head!
Some nice little riddles here that were logical enough for a reader to follow along with, even if I didn’t get the riddle in the fancy woods either. I’m not exactly sure why that’s a Dormian thing though,
This concluded very nicely, but also left room for a sequel. Low and behold, when I looked on GoodReads, it turned out that this is the first book in a trilogy. My chances of getting my hands on copies of the later books are slim though.
Ah yes! Humour! Deaths! This is what I was hoping The Crystal Run would give me, yet it failed to deliver. I’m giving this one 4 stars – I picked it up for 50c when my library was selling old books and it was well worth it.