Devon was a five-year-old when he learned that those headaches he was having were the result of a cancerous tumor behind his eye. But thanks to his family and good doctors, he survived. Or did he? The Castle is the story of his reminiscences, especially of the crystal chess set he got as a gift after his surgery. But then one of the pieces fell to the floor and shattered. Which piece? The castle, or rook as some call it. Suddenly, Devon awakens in a strange land where he finds a real castle – and some of the same people he knew in his childhood. What is real and what is not? Is he alive or dead? It’s a story that will keep you wondering.
This Intermediate Reader is a Great Book for Teens and Pre-teens about Survival, Love, and Hope
Just finished this short and very entertaining tale from the mind of Omid Olfet, a truly creative writer. I found the subject matter of this story to be very insightful and heartfelt. Touching the real emotion of love and sorrow through the eyes of Devin, a young boy I could really relate to. I have a feeling all men and boys can. I really like how the main character, Devin, shares his scary childhood moments of life and the death of those he dearly loves. A confusing and sometimes uncertain journey most of us experience during our childhood. The emotions that make us who we are as adults.
I felt the incorporation of life after death and its many mysteries created hope and curiosity throughout this great story. The Castle is the second book that I have read by this author. Once again my expectations were pleasantly surpassed as I read a story that I really enjoyed. Thanks for another well written, proofed, and edited story. I did not understand the cover art at first. However, now I appreciate the correlation to the story within. I recommend this book to everyone. Especially young readers and those who are children at heart. I am looking forward to more creative stories from this skilled author.