Crach Ffinnant The Prophecy Reviews
This book is not just a story, a beautiful story, but Lazarus Carpenter's way with words is something I haven't had the pleasure of reading in quite some time. This book reflects the time, effort and dedication put into it to bring the book to readers and that gives me such a warm feeling. I honestly am marking this Author, my new 'to follow author.' Not only does his heart and soul reflect in this book, but in a world where good books and fantastic reads are lost under piles of junk, this was honestly such a pleasure to find. An absolute treasure to have Crach Ffinnant in my library collection. I am holding my thumbs that there is more to come from Lazarus Carpenter. – Reviewed by Anon192281 via Amazon
Cover Design- The cover is unique and alludes to the story within. However, if I were to see this cover as I walked through the bookstore, I would glance at it but not pick it up to read it. 3 Stars
Character Development- Carpenter introduces his characters in a way like that the reader feels like they are meeting them in person. As if they are there with Crach meeting them. Crach seems like a happy little dwarf, only to happy to help anyone he comes in contact with. No matter who he meets his outlook on life doesn't change. The illustrations Debbie Eve did throughout the book allows the reader to visualize Crach and the characters as they read. 5 Stars
Concept- I thought the concept for this book was unique and intriguing. The way Carpenter describes Crach's journey and the things he does was superb. I felt like I was there as he performed at the circus The detail; he gives in each scene enables the reader to visualize what is happening. It makes the reader feel like they are a character within the story. 5 stars
Plot/Sub-Plot- I loved how the story is told from Crach's point of view. It enabled me to see the people he encountered through his eyes. Each new character he met added to the overall way Crach approached life, the way he met the future prince, even though at the time he didn't know, was unique and likeable. I wanted to punch that jerk Edmund, so I was happy when he was. I loved the way Carpenter introduced more people or dragons at the appropriate time, then explain how Crach knew them by having him tell a tale to those he was with. 5 Stars
Entertainment Level- I enjoyed reading Crach Ffinnant the Prophecy. I am curious to see where this tale goes next. I can't wait to see what adventure Crach goes on next and who he encounters along the way. 5 stars
Overall 4 ½ stars.
– Reviewed by Award Winning Author, Shannon Simpson
I really enjoyed it and think that all Welsh men and women should read it. I am looking forward to reading the next 2. I loved the dual factual and fantasy aspect of it. It made me even more proud to be Welsh – Reviewed by Sandie Lewis via Amazon
Really good read, thoroughly enjoyed it. Can't wait for the next book. - Reviewed by Shirley Morrlle via Amazon
For ten years Crach Ffinnant studied with Llwyd ap Crachan Llwyd before being told that he would fulfill a prophecy and become a prophet, healer, and seer to the Prince of Whales. Crach Ffinnant The Prophecy brings together friendship, magic, and mystical beings in this novel for a wonderful story that keeps your attention to the very end. – Reviewed by Michelle
Crach Ffinnant the Prophecy is a tale of epic proportion. Magic-filled dwarf, Crach, is apprenticed to a mage to become more skilled at his earth-born magic. Dreams become prophecy as Crach's journeys led him from Wales to London and to the side of the future Prince of Wales.
This book reads quick and fast as a journey yearned for and a dream waiting to be fulfilled. A read that ends too soon and leaves one panting for more. Thankfully, Lazarus Carpenter will give us more and we will be eagerly waiting.
- Reviewed by Janet Jackson
Filled with villains, dragons, and magic this story of 13th century Wales transports us to another time. Crach Ffinnant is a part of a prophecy to bring unity and peace to Wales even if it means war. He will ride beside the future prince. It is his destiny; can this lowly dwarf follow this path of greatness. The first book in a series to look forward to. Prophecy with purpose and price. Fantasy at its finest. -Reviewed by Paula
Dreams? Magic? Wormroot? along with Dwarfs? Wizards and a Dragon too? Put these all together and you have a fascinating tale that all lead to a prophecy of which only the Old Master's knew. As an apprentice to the master Crach Ffinnant will eventually find out he is a part of this prophecy.
How is this you say? Well, he joins a circus now what do you think? This is just the beginning as this all play's a part in the unknown predictions of the mystical journey that Crach takes you on. Being drawn into the magic and mystery you will find, just read this tale, and open your mind. Wait! Where will this enchanting fantasy take you? A must-read between me and you!- Reviewed by Carol