Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Fisherman's Son by Marilyn Peake review

    The Fisherman's Son
4 stars

The Fisherman's Son follows Wiley, a young boy from a poor family. The book begins with him caring for his mother as she wastes away with a fever that has devastated his whole village. His father, a drunk, doesn't really seem to care and when his mother finally passes Wiley is pretty much alone. Figuring his father will not be home for a few days and wanting his mother to be cared for properly he readies himself to travel to the next village to get a priest. While walking through the forrest he encounters a woman who tells him about his special destiny. This leads him to meet a special dolphin who takes him on an underwater adventure. What follows teaches Wiley about himself and give him a history lesson about the land that he lives in.

The story is just the beginning of Wiley's adventures as right now there are two more books available in the series. The ending was very well done as this book was wrapped up nicely, but there is still plenty of room for the sequels. I look forward to reading more work by Marilyn Peake.

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  1. I'm so happy to see my book featured on your blog. Thanks so much for the review, Scott!

  2. You are very welcome Marilyn. I look forward to reading your other books!!