The Adventures of Toby Baxter: Book 2 – RiverHome for the Holidays by Tim Wright: #RWYK Certified Great Read – Book Review
Congratulations to Tim Wright!
The Adventures of Toby Baxter: Book 2 – RiverHome for the Holidays is our latest Certified great Read!
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Over the river and through the woods on another quest, he reluctantly goes! Thirteen-year-old Toby Baxter can’t wait to pull out his sled and enjoy the massive snowfall. But his winter break is interrupted when a frightening warning draws him once again through his closet into River’s home. The magical land from his last visit is dying of its life force—the sword has been taken by the trolls, threatening to destroy the river elves and their allies. Making matters worse, his arch nemesis, Clygon, the leader of the trolls, is ready and waiting for him, looking for a rematch. As Toby faces this new danger, he will again be challenged with the question : How will you your power? Will he choose to be wise, or will he give into his fears? Keeping with the spirit of Toby’s first adventure, RiverHome for the Holidays is a humorous tongue-in-cheek middle school-age book. Tboy’s Quest is filled with holiday fun, dangers, and inspiration sure to capture the imagination of lovers of fantasy adventures.
About the author
Tim Wright is the co-host of The Wonder of Parenting Podcast: A Brain-Science Approach to Parenting, along with New York Times Best-Selling Author, Dr. Michael Gurian (www.wonderofparenting.com). He and his wife Jan have been married since 1975. They have two children and five grandchildren. Tim lives in the Phoenix area and is an avid fan of the Arizona Cardinals and the Adelaide Crows (Australian Rules Football). He has created, along with Dr. Michael Gurian, several different rites of passage programs for boys and girls both faith-based and secular. His love of fantasy novels like Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, The Chronicles of Narnia, Percy Jackson, and the Shannara series, serve as the inspiration for his new series, The Adventures of Toby Baxter.
To learn more about Tim Wright, visit his website www.TimWrightBooks.com
HERE’S OUR REVIEW
Embark on a whimsical journey into the heart of RiverHome with Toby Baxter in “The Adventures of Toby Baxter: Book 2 – RiverHome for the Holidays“! This enchanting sequel seamlessly blends fantasy elements with the festive spirit of the holidays.
Magical Revelations: From the moment the Author, the mysterious guide, steps onto the scene, the narrative takes an exhilarating turn. The introduction of the Christmas Giant, Clygon, and the concept of hiding “Easter Eggs” in the narrative adds layers of mystery and anticipation, keeping readers hooked.
Winter Wonders: As Toby sleds down snow-covered roofs and faces the unexpected return of Clygon, the story unfolds with moments of panic, reassurance, and unexpected twists. The incorporation of Toby’s birthday sword adds an extra layer of intrigue, setting the stage for a thrilling adventure.
Decay and Hope: The revelation of RiverHome’s decay and Toby’s quest to revitalize it with the magical sword, Loach, introduces tension and uncertainty. The challenges faced by Toby, Blythar, and the elves create a rich tapestry of hope and transformation, capturing the true essence of Christmas.
Intricate Narratives: The story weaves multiple narratives seamlessly, from Toby’s adventures in RiverHome to Sid’s nightmarish encounter with trolls. The capture and release of Judah, guided by a young troll named Drummer, adds depth and complexity, keeping readers engaged and eager to unravel the next chapter.
Heartwarming Connections: Amidst the challenges, Toby reunites with old friends, sharing moments of catching up and determination. The exploration of themes like friendship, resilience, and the spirit of Christmas adds a heartwarming layer to the narrative.
Joyful Conclusion: As Toby returns from his RiverHome adventures, the story beautifully concludes with the joy and warmth of the Christmas season. The mention of potential new quests and a mysterious glowing bag in the closet leaves readers eagerly anticipating future adventures.
Recommendation: “River Home for the Holidays” delivers a captivating blend of humor, danger, and inspiration. For lovers of fantasy with mythical creatures, this book is a must-read, promising a thrilling and heartwarming adventure. Dive into the enchanting world of RiverHome alongside Toby Baxter – you won’t be disappointed!
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