Review: Alex Mortimer and the Beast of Wildeor 3 out of 5 stars
Alex Mortimer and the Beast of Wildeor was given freely to me by the author B.A. Dearsley.
Alex has never known his parents. His mother and baby sister died on a ship that sunk while the three of them were traveling to meet his father. Alex would have died too, but his mother gave him up to the captain of the ship as everyone else escaped. Her last words were a warning that others were looking to harm her son. She and his little sister went down with the ship and were never seen again.
For years, Alex israised by Mrs. Pudsley, his guardian, until the day she tries to betray him into the hands of his enemies. From that point on, Alex must make new friends and alliances as he escapes forces who have been looking for him since the day of his birth.
He must find out why they want him so badly, what it means to protect the island of Wildeor and all its magical beasts, and what it means to be one of the last in the long line of the Lords of the Allegiance.
Alex Mortimer and the Beast of Wildeor succeeds in mixing magic and legend with the historical setting of the late 1920s. It was a fun and interesting story that carried me straight through until the end.