Morgan Reviews Nicholas St. North and The Battle of The Nightmare King

Nicholas St. North and The Battle of The Nightmare King by William Joyce and Laura Geringer

Write 6 words you would put on this book if it were in the “Blind Date With A Book” shelf. Magic, Children, Wizards, Moon, Believing, Spells

Color Palette:

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Any particular reason for choosing this book? Gable read this book a while ago, and when she read the third book in this series, Toothiana: Queen Of The Tooth Fairy Armies by William Joyce, she said I could probably relate. So I decided to read the entire series.

Genre: Children/Fantasy

Who was your favorite character and why? Probably the Lunar Lamas because they sounded happy and sweet and quiet.

Who was your least favorite character and why? Pitch because he was a complete jerk.

Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while? It grabbed me immediately but didn’t have me the whole way through. It just wasn’t my thing.

Was it plot or character driven? A bit of both.

What did you think of the ending? Happy but not completely satisfying.

What was the moral of the story? If you believe in something, it will come true.

Favorite quote: “Knowledge without wisdom, can get a bit messy.” –Ombric

What would you change? The excessive (and sometimes pointless) use of exclamation marks!!!!!

How does the book compare to the film? I have seen the film “Rise of The Guardians” which is co-directed by Joyce himself, but it appears to be based on the whole series of books. So far I liked the film much better.

Who would you recommend it to? To those who like lots of exclamation marks and children who like simple, magical stories.

Number of unknown words: 7

Recipe: Rich Hot Cocoa

How do you protect the children in your life?

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