Kingdom of Light Chronicles Book I (Volume 1)
Curio and The Land of Wate is a young adult supernatural, fantasy novel about a boy on a quest for freedom. It is Book l in the Kingdom of Light Chronicles series. It is full of fast paced action, adventure, and romance.
Curio is a First Day Child, born once every hundred years, who’s first spoken word will foretell the future of all the inhabitants of the Land of Wate. When Curio’s first word unexpectedly causes controversy, Wate’s ruling elite mark him for observation as they believe he is a possible threat to their way of life, while a group of radicals called Resistors (also known as Dissentients by the governing forces of Wate) believe he is the prophesied Messenger who will usher in the return of a long forgotten King.
As Curio begins to mature, the ruling elite, led by the Grand Council and the mysterious and occult-powered Trenchers, attempt to lure Curio to their cause, first with promises of honor and riches, then by threats of execution and banishment to the treacherous Outerlands where he would be eaten alive by the legendary and sinister Atranubi. Despite the Grand Council’s best efforts, Curio publically defies the ruling elite during his Rite of Passage ceremony. When Curio subsequently joins the Resistors, he is quickly marked for death. Soon thereafter, one of Curio’s new allies is imprisoned and executed by Atranubi, and Curio, realizing that he has endangered the lives of his friends and loved ones, makes the difficult decision to abandon Wate and seek the legendary lost King.
After Curio conducts a daring escape, his closest friends Gevenway and Lilanot are left to pay a great price for Curio’s crimes, which begins to chart the course of their individual destinies. As Curio continues on his journey to find the King, he discovers that life is not nearly as simple or as black and white as he had thought it was and that great causes sometimes require great cost. However, with the help of old friends and new, mysterious allies, and the supernatural winged Volucris, Curio relentlessly presses on to fulfill his quest to bring ultimate freedom to the citizens of Wate.
A captivating story that not only holds your attention; it compels you to search within and question, “what if?”… A timeless, entertaining and inspiring read through and through!
It’s not like other books. It’s not the typical plotline that you would have already read. You can’t pull away from it once you start reading!
I think there is every genre in this book. You have mystery, action, suspense, romance. It keeps you on your toes and it is fun to read because you do not know what is going to happen next. It’s a good read. I like it. Anybody can relate to it and find comfort and hope in reading Curio.
Curio is a delightful adventure that reminds me that things are not always as they seem. It is like a warm slice of bread. Curio has all the needed elements to be satisfying in a way that nurtures my soul.
I liked that the book was very adventurous and that the characters were unique. This book was different from other books because it has a very powerful storyline. Curio made me feel kind of sad, angry and also curious. What if what happened in the book happened in our world? I would feel mad just like Curio. I was glad that I read the book because it helped me understand what it is like to go through those things.
Curio is the type of book that I’ll stay up extra late to read and yet could spend the whole next day thinking through. It’s a great combination of adventure and wisdom.
I just began reading Curio by TW Carter, and I’m already in love with this story. The characters are engaging and the plot moves at a great pace. I’ve read lots of YA and adult fiction through the years and I can see that Curio has all the hallmarks of a book that I will read and re-read for years to come. This is destined to be a classic.