In Lost, Clark has created a cast of wonderful and rich characters that the reader can't help but ride with on an enticing tale of adventure and growing intrigue. And if that wasn't enough, seeing a fantasy medieval society through the eyes of a 21st century teenage girl from Australia is worth the price of admission alone.
Richard L. Lagarto Author & Game Narrative Designer
Val Clark is an award-winning story teller and visual artist. She's addicted to reading, particularly YA, and writes across genres and ages. She loves teaching creative writing, chatting with fellow writers, and helping them achieve their dreams. She holds teaching qualifications in Fine Arts, a Masters in Creative writing, and is a self-confessed writing workshop junkie. She lives in rural NSW and, next to writing, she loves to travel.
I usually don't read time slip fantasy stories but I really enjoyed this one. The description of the world, story and characters are well written. I really enjoy books which build believable, complex characters and this book delivered. The plot develops at a good pace with enough adventure to keep you reading. There is an interesting twist at the end and I look forward to the next book in this series.
A unique and entertaining story. There were a moment or two where it felt a bit disjointed, as though the story was missing a bit. Possibly something that never made it from the authors mind to paper. Also some of the protagonists asides would break the fourth wall and eject me from my immersion in the story. If however these are my only complaints, I must rate this a first class book in comparison to some of the poor excuses for literature I have read that have garnered 4+ star ratings from reviewers who obviously have no grasp of the English language. All that to say; if you like some of the highly rated trash out there then this book should blow your mind.
I love reading fantasy stories by authors with good imaginations, and Val Clark is one of those amazing authors. I enjoyed her novel Lost: A N’arth Chronicle. The action starts on page one, and the fantasy and adventure continues until the very last page. The characters become real, as I neared the end of the story I didn't want it to end. So I was thrilled to learn the fantasy will continue in book 2 of The N’arth Chronicle series. And I loved the sword!
I got totally immersed in the story, to the extent that time in the real world just seemed to stand still. I read a good portion of this book while waiting for an appointment with someone who was over two hours late. The delay didn’t bother me one bit nor did I even realise the time because I was enjoying the story so much. I later went home and finished the book, not doing anything else - including cooking dinner and going to bed at a reasonable hour - because I enjoyed the story so much. That’s a sign of a good book. I am very much looking forward to the next book in the series.