Tower of Parlen Min
eBook (PDF), 345 Pages
Ves Asirin wins a trip to the Tower of Parlen Min. There, with 19 other children, he competes in the Sword Challenge; a series of puzzles and tasks, for $12 million. As fantastic and glorious as the tower seems to be, Ves finds that it keeps a dark and secret history that he has been connected to for over 150 years, a secret that will define his destiny ... if he can escape 'The shadow'.
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Aug 6, 2011I really enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. The action in it was great the writing was superb and I really overall enjoyed the book. Of course I did have some problems with it and I'm going to get that out of the way first. My first problem was that Matt Xell introduced his characters a little too quickly. There was twenty children to remember their names and that in itself was a lot but when he introduces them all in the same paragraph that is really hard to remember. Another problem I had was there was a lot of spelling mistakes. Now I get that it's self published and some of this stuff gets overlooked when books are self published but there was quite a few. I could easily overlook this though and it definitely didn't really sway my opinion on the overall book. The last problem I had was I wish Xell would have made Ves a little older. I think I would have been able to relate to him a little better if he was in his teens and not eleven. It felt unrealistic to me because... More > Ves acted so mature for 11 and I can tell you that I have an 11 year old sister and she does not act that mature! That's about all I had that was problematic in this story. The plot was like all of my favorite books mashed up together! There was action, and fantasy, and swords, and challanges. You have to be a very creative person to pull off what Xell did. Great job! Overall a great book. It was better than what I was expecting with the reviews on goodreads. I will definitely be looking for more by this author in the future!< Less
Jul 25, 2011Originally posted at Fragments of Life. I’ll start by saying that Tower of Parlen Min is one of the most unique books I read this year. Matt Xell is a genius when it came to blending fantasy and mythology with his own ideas. I’ll never forget them. I’ve read a wide range of mythology from Greek to Norse and I’m familiar with the different tales regarding the paranormal, the mystical and the unexplained. But still, reading Tower of Parlen Min surprised me. It went beyond my expectations. Ves was an interesting character. He was an 11-year-old orphan who had a strange memory loss disorder. Every day, his memory loss would be triggered and he would lose 10-15 hours of his memories worth. To help himself remember, he kept a scrapbook filled with sketches of his daily life and the people he interacted with and important notes. He was more or less antisocial, minded his own business and let go of a string of words to a select few. But his life changed when he was chosen to be sent to the... More > Tower of Parlen Min. His relationships with the other children, especially with his groupmate Vikey and the High-spirited Tammi, were rather interesting. They were not smooth-sailing but through the days and the tasks spent together, they improved. I liked how he shed a little more of his antisocial behavior with every encounter. Jacobius Trent was a rich guy who invited selected children from all over the world to spend two months with him at the Tower. The children’s adventures started with The Sword Challenge. Mr. Trent had ensured that it would be a fun, worthwhile and challenging experience for everyone. With the challenge came riddles, puzzles and tasks dealing with ancient stories, myths and supernatural creatures. It seemed dangerous and risky but each one of the children was coping well with the challenge. Things got more and more complicated as the children completed and failed their tasks. The Tower was not what it seemed. Secrets and horrors lurked in the hallways of the breathtaking place. I loved the world and the fantasy. I never had a problem with too much going on at once. I liked the layers of stories within this novel. It was complicated, well-thought of and brilliant. But it would have been better if the characters were introduced more slowly. The novel as a whole was fantastic. Tower of Parlen Min is fun, thrilling, intriguing, unpredictable fantasy with amazing twists. I highly recommend this to fantasy and mythology readers. Don’t pass this up!< Less
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- Matt Xell (Standard Copyright License)
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- May 9, 2011
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