Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Book Review: The Hungry Isle


Review:  #668
Title:  The Hungry Isle
Series:  Star of Deltora - 4th and final book
Author:  Emily Rodda
Read Before:  no
Comments:  The final book in the Star of Deltora series wraps up with Britta’s arrival at the Hungry Isle, the place where we all knew from the very first book that the story will end.  As the situation on the ship takes a turn for the worse with the crew even more certain that Britta is bringing them bad luck, they are cast out and drifts to the Hungry Isle.  Upon Britta’s meeting with the King of Tier, the master of the evil magic staff and her father Dare Larsett, the events that transpire were quick and impactful.  Surprisingly, the encounter happens in the first half of the book and finishes soon after; leaving the reader wondering what else is going to happen for the rest of the journey.  It slowly builds up momentum and when you thought the story was over, the author expertly reveals the biggest twist from the very beginning, which helps explain the happenings surrounding the King of Tier.  All those thoughts and musings of the King click into place and makes sense and this big revelation elevates the series as a whole and makes it much more worthwhile.  The Hungry Isle may not have as much of the trading theme as the previous three books but the plot twist and final wrap up of plot threads is an enjoyable and worthwhile finale.
Rating:  7.5/10

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