Monday, 6 January 2014

Review: Old Beginnings - The Forgotten Slayer 1

Title: Old Beginnings (The Forgotten Slayer Series Book 1)
Author: Alix Marsh
Genre: Fantasy/Urban Paranormal Middle Grade/Teen
Length: 182 pages
Publish Date: 3rd December 2013

The first book in Flynn Heath’s magical world of amazing powers, dark demons, a perfectly mundane family at home and extraordinary friends at his new school, which happens to be a Demon Slayer Academy.
Flynn Heath is just an ordinary boy, living a very ordinary life in the perfectly pleasant village of Little Rislin. Until, one day, he mistakenly pledges his blood, honour and soul to a mysterious stranger and before he knows it, he’s enrolled into the finest (and only) demon slayer academy in the country.
But there’s a dark force swimming through the demon-infested undertow of the ordinary world, a king demon shaking loose the shackles that have him bound in Hades. Maybe Flynn’s pledge wasn’t some random mistake after all.
Sometimes, there’s a very good reason for a slayer to stay forgotten.


I would normally much rather watch a paranormal film than read a book. However this book was so well written that I enjoyed reading it. 
Flynn unknowingly signs up to become a demon slayer and his world immediately changes. 
As an introductory book, I liked it and now look forward to reading the others that follow.
Aimed at middle grade/teens, I think it would be quite popular with this age group. 

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