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Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Book Review : 'The Lygons of Fraith : Lygon Island – The Rock Ring' by Arlo Mercia
‘The Lygons of Fraith : Lygon Island – The Rock Ring’, I saw a picture of a restless sea, with rocks surrounding it. And with a cat. This was my initial introduction to the book. Then of course,
I had a map of Fraith and an illustration of the region, Fraith. It kind of
reminded me of the ‘Lord of the Rings’ due to its map, and talk of dragons and
men. But that’s where it ends. Because, this book took me off on an excited start and the story ran on the Lygons.
The Lygons are ‘sleek,
iridescent reptilian’ cats and they will hold this story together, but they
have help from the geflars, which are miniature dragons, and they all live harmoniously
on ‘Lygon Island’. There are men too, of course, but they kind of live away
from this land, known as Fraith.
As life goes on
peacefully, on Lygon, there is one factor disturbing the inhabitants of this
land. After many years as Royale, Myrra was required to step down. She had no
descendants of her own, so she had been required to give up her royal duties to
her nearest relative/nephew in the next generation. She had moved on to become an
Therefore, Aidon could
become a Royal. Aidon, who seemed to be the lazy sort, preferred a retreat for
himself and simply paint, where he could withdraw in peace. This particular
preserve would be so; he could avoid fulfilling his royal duties. Unfortunately,
it is not going to be that simple. Since he started asking this of his
councillors, Myrra was called upon. It would create a disaster to the
environment, explained the councillors.
The problem arose when
the island was being redone, so as to bring
together the older version to also, include the newer version of the island. This created a ‘venge-wave’ or a
tsunami. The sea was throwing up disastrous waves, and making everything, a humongous
chaos. Myrra has to do the needful for Fraith. Firstly, she has to make the
difficult journey only to discover that Fraith might suffer the consequences,
of it all.
In all this, a few
people are on their way to Lygon Island. With two women in tow, is a ship,
which is handled by the Captain, who has no intention of setting foot on the
island, as he has a past, and does now want it to be reopened. So, the story
moves ahead, in the second part. With Myrra’s situation and the Captain’s past,
the story could enter its second and a super exciting part of the Lygon Island’s adventures...