Today I’m going to review The Amber Ring, by A.L. Walton, whom some of you know as Piscis.
I’m not much of a book reviewer, so I’m going to share with you the exact quote that kind of tells you what this novella is all about:
What were the thrills of love and excitement when they came burdened with anguish and heartache? Given the option, would anyone truly choose to feel when it was so much easier, so much safer, so much less painful, to forsake sentiment altogether?
The Amber Ring is the story of Maya Corona, a twelve year old who has always felt different. Maybe it was because of her twin sister’s, Sofia, magical abilities, maybe it was because she knew about magic, she has witnessed it, yet she didn’t believe in it. Much like Alice in Wonderland, Maya finds herself on a journey of discovery. Or one in which she has to understand what is it that the world is all about.
Her world, the real world, or the Fairwoods, the magical land she thought she would never belong to. A novella of self-discovery, The Amber Ring shows us that any act of creation is also an act of faith, that by believing, one sees. That greatness always demands a sacrifice, and that there’s always a price to pay for love.
Magic is simply the heart conquering the rational mind; by allowing yourself to feel you can achieve greatness. Such a wonderful definition of what magic or greatness or courage truly is.
So, yeah, this story is really worth your time. And, even better, then e-book version is available for free on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iTunes, Sony, and Kobo. Also, you can download a PDF version directly from the author’s website here.