The Snow Owl
by Jon Hartling
Kindle eBook, 11 pages
Published July 12, 2011
by Jon and Heather Hartling
Book Source: Bought
Book Description from Amazon: Ben thinks his son’s talk of the magical kingdom of Lukana is just typical childhood imagination. But one winter day, when seven year-old Eric sculpts a snow owl in his backyard, he seems to set in motion events that cannot be anything but magical. Now Ben faces the terrifying prospect of losing his only child to a wintry spirit… a spirit that just might be the boy’s true father.
Mary’s Review: I think this book is more appropriate for children 12 and older. It reminds me somewhat of “Narnia” the movie. I enjoyed the story and the unconditional love shown by the father for a child he didn’t think was his and for the matter of factness of the child’s love for his father. I liked the story line as an adult. I wish Jon Hartling had expanded more on the ancient kingdom of Lukana. He just left me wanting more. I believe my 16 year old grandson would really like this as he’s into the “Fablehaven” books, but it would not hold the attention of my 10 year old grandson.
I love the cover of this book. It is truly beautiful.
I recommend this book for ages 12 and older.
About the Author: Jon Hartling had been writing aimlessly for many years before the stars aligned and he discovered his muse in the classic stories of H.P. Lovecraft. With the invaluable help of his wife Heather in an editorial and technical capacity, he began writing short stories of weird fiction. He lives in Wisconsin with his wife and children and dreams of one day owning a plush Cthulhu doll that’s wearing a Green Bay Packers jersey and helmet. His demented cat Nikki may or may not be head-butting him at this very moment.
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