The Quest of the Golden Apple
By Geoffrey Angapa
Genre: Fairy Tale/Fiction
The Quest of the Golden Apple is something of a fairy tale or a traditional fantasy. Having a fair share of wonders and a fair bit of travel, it follows the adventure of Geoffrey and the Dragon.
This is not the normal review for me. The Quest of the Golden Apple is an incredibly short read that I really want to classify as a children’s book. However, when the author contacted me recently, I was hooked with the words “fairy tale”. So I was happy to receive a copy in exchange for an honest review and thank the author. This will be a small review given that the story falls under 100 pages.
The Quest of the Golden Apple is a splendid little read. You have a young man who has set out on a quest to win the princess that involves a dragon of course! After all, this is a fairy tale. However, the quest does not stop when Geoffrey reaches the golden apple. In fact this is only the beginning of our young hero’s story. What unfolds is a well written and charming story full of delightful characters and enchanting worlds. With a nice accompanying moral, this felt similar to many fables I was fond of as a young girl.
I would love to see this charming book receive a more deserving cover that highlights the true spirit of the story. I also felt that Geoffrey’s adventures may have benefited from more action. At 88 pages, I was anticipating more excitement. There is potential here that I would like to see the author elaborate on. I am also obviously a bit older 😉 than the targeted audience and not accustomed to reviewing titles such as this. But with likable characters, an obvious talent for storytelling, and strong morals this is a fantastic read that I am sure will find a welcomed home among the shelves of younger children who enjoy fairy tales or fables alike.
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