I would recommend that this book is very much situated at the youngest end of the young adult spectrum, with no graphic content that would be unsuitable for its readership. It was wonderful to read a YA tale that didn’t center on a pointless love story, as E.M. McIntyre firmly gives Abby and Rory their own goals and motivations within the plot. The pace of The Phantom Of Faerie Mountain is speedy but vividly descriptive. I particularly enjoyed Rory’s dialect, which enhanced the medieval Scottish setting of most of the novel. The fantasy elements of the story were fascinating and well developed, and I feel that fans of YA fiction are bound to be swept up in the action and puzzlement of the tale. Overall, I’d definitely recommend The Phantom Of Faerie Mountain for readers looking for a non-romantic, action packed plot.
This is a really fun read from start to finish! I love independent heroines, and the mythology is awesome. Great adventure. Highly recommend, and looking forward to book 2, hopefully to be released soon!
This is a very enjoyable book. The characters are engaging and relatable, with the bulk of the fast-moving story taking place in a perfect Scottish setting. Abby is the heroine who gets sucked in to the action very early, literally landing on the hero, Rory. It was refreshing to not have Abby’s primary concern be sucking face with the hero. Her mind is on her mission, and Rory and Abby treat each other as people rather than objects of lust. The handling of Rory’s Scottish accent was particularly well done–there’s enough to absorb us, but it is never difficult to read. A mysterious hound, Finlay, dips in and out of the story to gently lead Abby on her way; I was reminded of Aslan from the Narnia series, without the baggage of having to symbolize a deity. The story reaches a satisfactory conclusion while leaving the door open for the other parts of the trilogy, which is not always an easy trick to pull off. Overall, I enjoyed it, and think most readers would as well (it is appropriate for all ages).
What an exciting read! Grabbed me from the start and didn’t let go the entire time – I couldn’t put it down. A great adventure story with twists and turns! Sharp character development and great imagery make this a colorful and memorable story – can’t wait for the next book!!
This book had me from the start. Very descriptive and at times made me feel as if I was there. I’m not much of a reader but I was intrigued to know what happened next. I can’t wait for the next one. I bought 5 for my friends to enjoy with me.
This unique story is full of surprises and had me in suspense all the way to the end! The imagery is great and made me feel as if I was a part of Abby’s journey. I also enjoyed learning things about a different culture and era. I can’t wait to see where the story will go next.
P.S. Irish Wolfhounds Rock!
Love the setting, she keeps you intrigued with the story line. Can’t wait to see where their adventure will take them in the next book.
This is a fun and engaging read. The characters are likeable and the villains are suitably creepy. I am excited to read more in this series, and more from this author in general.