Book: Elt-Duk and the Company of Gold Hunters
Author: Yash Sharma
Genre: Fantasy, Fiction
Published by: Invincible Publishers
Number of pages: 140 pages
My Rating: 3.5/5
MY REVIEW: I was provided with a copy of the book by the author in exchange for an honest review.
The story is set in Northly Earth. In the town of Mirkota, there reside Tigun and Misarel who are “gold-hunters” and O’blame who is a businessman. Ispichu, Tigun and Misarel’s communicator pigeon brings them the news that there is gold to be found on Elt-duk.
Accordingly, Tigun and Misarel decide to embark on quest to Elt-duk to prospect for gold. They rope in O’blame as their financier and business partner and he decides to join them on their voyage.
But what is Elt-duk? It is a dark, doomed and cursed place where no one dares to go.
On the way, they rescue an elderly man who is being attacked by flying beasts. That man, Buk Parsomin, turns out to have magic powers. He warns them not to go to Elt-duk as the Trroths and the Burburks want to occupy it.
The gold hunters accompany Parsomin to the kingdom of Monaar in order to meet King Altreen to warn him about the coming dangers. King Altreen is reluctant but finally agrees to offer some help to Parsomin.
The author has ended the story in a way that makes one certain that he is planning a sequel.
I recommend this book to readers as fairly engaging and interesting. The main drawback in the book was that I kept feeling that the story has been heavily inspired by Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.