#RBRT #Bookreview of THE PORTAL by Caren J. Werlinger, #YA #Fantasy #Irish

Barb Taub

I have good news and bad news.

Bad news: You’re the Chosen One. Say goodbye to your family, because they’ll be dead by the end of Chapter Two at the latest. And thanks to The Prophecy, you will spend the next 90K+ words traipsing all over creation— probably with a bizarrely assorted posse, at least one of whom will smell really bad—in search of some one-ring-to-rule-them-all/R2-D2/horcrux/Maltese Falcon/MacGuffin that nobody in their right mind would actually allow in their house.

[image credit: the brilliant, unmatched wit of Scott Meyer's Basic Instructions.] http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2010/4/28/how-to-fulfill-the-prophecy.html[image credit: the brilliant, unmatched wit ofScott Meyer’s Basic Instructions.And the good news? You get a dragon. (How cool is that?) In your honor: Game of Thrones (Dark, of course) Chocolate Egg. Step 1: Get a dragon... [http://www.1finecookie.com/2014/06/game-thrones-chocolate-dragon-egg-hodor-approves/] In your honor: Game of Thrones (Dark, of course) Chocolate Egg. Step 1: Get a dragon… At least for readers of Caren J Werlinger’s The Portal, (Book 2 of The Chronicles of Caymin), it’s very good news indeed.


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