Welcome to one of the May 28th stops on the blog tour for the Little Men, Big Treasures trilogy by J. Edwards Holt, organized by Audiobookworm Promotions. Be sure to follow the rest of the tour for spotlights, audio excerpts, reviews, author interviews, narrator interviews, and more!
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About the Book
The Battle of Danamor
Little Men, Big Treasures Book Three
by J. Edwards Holt
Published 3 January 2020
Page Count: 113
Published 18 December 2020
Narrator: Philip John Cockell
Length: 3 hours and 35 minutes
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Peace turns to chaos in the Mountain Realm when a great evil threatens to destroy the kingdom of Danamor. With their king gone, having mysteriously vanished, the dwarves of Danamor struggle to maintain their peaceful way of life. It seems that no one, not even the fallen king’s trusted followers, are able to unite the divided and leaderless kingdom.One day, an unsuspecting young dwarf named Dwobble finds himself caught in the middle of the political conflict, but not before embarking on a journey that leads him to learn great truths about his family’s past.Along his journey, Dwobble encounters fantastic mythical creatures, forms an unlikely friendship with a living legend, and is ultimately faced with a life-changing decision in the epic final chapter of J. Edwards Holt’s “Little Men, Big Treasures” trilogy.
My Rating: 5 Stars
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I was granted complimentary access to The Battle of Danamor on Audible as part of my participation in a blog tour for this title with Audiobookworm Promotions. Thank you to all involved in affording me this opportunity! My thoughts are my own and my review is honest.
“It may take a while for you to find trouble, but it never takes long for trouble to find you.”
This is by far my favourite book of the trilogy, and I’m sad to see it come to an end. Dwobble, grandson of Bindle, has come to view his grandfather as a charming old man full of fairytales, not to be taken seriously. When he spends his grandfather’s final days in his grandfather’s home, adventure comes calling and Dwobble is soon off to find O’balin and save the Mountain Realm once again. Along the way Dwobble learns that everything his grandfather ever told him was true and that he’s inherited some fantastic abilities as well.
This book in particular really touched me because not only is it once again a wonderful old guard feeling high fantasy but with dwarves as the heroes, it’s also the story of a young man learning to see his grandfather in a new light and get to know him in different ways, even after his death. All three books in this trilogy have a very “human” element but this one is especially sentimental and has a lot to say about honouring and treasuring our elder relatives and family legacies.
Can this book be read first? Probably. Once again this book does a good job of wrapping up the key events of the previous entries before that information is needed, so new readers jumping in here won’t be lost, and this recall is presented in such a way that it isn’t boring or obtrusive for returning readers either. I would encourage readers to read these books in order so that you grow attached to the characters in the intended order, but the stories take place in very different temporal settings and have completely separate and whole plots of their own.
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About the Author
Born in North Carolina, United States, J. Edwards Holt always knew that he wanted to be a writer. After graduating high school, he attended college and pursued a degree in education, but later decided to change course and follow his dream to become a novelist and children’s author.
Now a full-time writer, editor, and blogger, Holt spends his free time dreaming up stories and reading. He is passionate about spreading Christian messages through his writing, watching science fiction and super hero movies, and collecting comic books.
About the Narrator
Having been involved in several low-level dramatic productions at a locaI level, Philip John Cockell is able to turn his skills to almost any requirements without any difficulty. He specialises in voice acting and is able to do most British/some American accents.His best voice work would be the RP/BBC English or Standard English accent.
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