4 out of 5 stars
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Born into a family and community of witches, the Dramsit children (Sharron, Wally, and Chip) have powers and abilities that no other witch, alive or dead, has ever possessed. The trio’s witch community needed their supernatural abilities to solve the mysteries that tormented their community. The witch council approached the three children to help solve the mystery of missing familiars that threatened the existence of the witch community. Armed with unique supernatural powers, in-depth research, and the support of the witch community, the three began with their task. Not long after taking on the assignment, they met with powerful opposition and resilience from an entity that threatened to wipe off the witch community. The trio needed the fourth charm to defeat this powerful opponent. Find out what this fourth charm is and how it was to be of any help by grabbing a copy of The Fourth Charm authored by Robert Howell.
Reading this book was a delightful experience. From the first few pages, I was captivated and intrigued. The storyline was captivating, and the development of the characters was realistic and impressive. I liked the trio’s work ethic and creative nature. Howell captured the essence of kids in these characters; their naïve but inherently good nature, unorthodox yet creative ways, and their free-spiritedness.
The language used is appropriate for children and is easy to comprehend. The supernatural creatures are vividly described to enable the reader to picture the characters effortlessly, and the storyline flows seamlessly from one chapter to the next.
I recommend another round of editing, as the errors I came across were enough to warrant the deduction of a star. However, my overall reading experience was not gravely affected.
Overall, I enjoyed reading this novel, and I firmly believe the targeted audience will also enjoy the adventures of the Dramsit children. More than anything, I hope potential readers will be inspired and realize that even when you are naturally talented, you still need to work hard to ensure you reach your full potential. There are many valuable lessons (besides witchcraft and black magic), and for that reason, I am rating the novel 4 out of 5 stars. I deducted one star because of the errors mentioned in the paragraph above. There were no aspects of the story that I disliked.
Children who love mysteries, detective work, supernatural creatures, and family-themed storylines will delight in this novel. I recommend it to young readers from the age of 8 years. It will inspire their creativity and enrich their imagination.
The Fourth Charm
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