Thursday, November 20, 2014

Review: The Tree of Water by:Elizabeth Haydon

 The Tree of Water (The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme, #4)
About the Book:
The epic voyages continue in The Tree of Water, the fourth adventure in bestselling author Elizabeth Haydon’s acclaimed fantasy series for young readers, The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme.

As Royal Reporter of the land of Serendair, it is the duty of young Charles Magnus "Ven" Polypheme to travel the world and seek out magic hiding in plain sight. But Ven needs to escape the clutches of the nefarious Thief Queen, ruler of the Gated City, whose minions are hunting for him. His friend, the merrow Amariel, has the perfect solution to his dilemma: Ven and Char will join her to explore the world beneath the sea.

As they journey through the sea, Ven finds himself surrounded by wonders greater than he could have ever imagined. But the beauty of the ocean is more than matched by the dangers lurking within its depths, and Ven and his friends soon realize that in order to save thousands of innocent lives, they may have to sacrifice their own. For everything in the ocean needs to eat…

About the Author:
ELIZABETH HAYDON is the author of the bestselling Symphony of Ages fantasy series, which began with Rhapsody. The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme, set in the same enchanted world, is her first series for young readers. She lives on the East Coast with her husband and children.

My Review:
 Ven once again finds himself on an adventure, this time under the sea. With his friends Amariel, a merrow and char, and a human they adventure deep into the sea, exploring the depths of a coral reef. Going under the sea proves to be harder than he once thought. Especially since the Thief Queen is searching for Ven. Then when Madame Sharra visits before they go back into the ocean, he realizes that there maybe more added to his already full plate.

 Madame Sharra leaves him with a dragon scale, possibly belonging to a sea dragon. While on this wild adventure under the sea, they now have to accomplish two things---one, finding the sea dragon and two, finding the amazon Tree of Water in the hopes that they will save thousands of lives.

 The Tree of Water, is a fantasy book filled with crushing defeat yet intense optimism. The group must really rely on their own inner strength to battle the unknown.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge from the publisher for my honest review.