The Palace Library by Steven Loveridge is a ‘page turning’ adventure. If you ever enjoyed Narnia, then this is a book you should like, even if the world is not quite as vivid as Narnia. The Palace Library centers around the story of three children; Harry, Eleonore, and Grace. Grace is clearly a nod to Narnia’s Lucy as it is her that first stumbles upon the portal. Grace is easily my favorite character in the book. Their quest is to re-create the famed Sword of State to save the monarchy and keep England safe. Of course, as with any adventure, our three heroes also have to contend with traitors in their midst. Armed with special books and new friends, will Harry, Eleonore, and Grace be able to accomplish their goal? You will need to read to find out!
This book is geared towards middle school to junior high aged children. The chapters are easy to understand and even though I was able to guess the plot, for most children they should find the development to be an adventure. For this reason I am giving The Palace Library 4/5 books for a job well done by Steven Loveridge and look forward to reading the next book in the series. My only complaint was I feel the characters could have been developed further.
I received this book for free from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.