The Quest of the Golden Apple – Mini Review



The Quest of the Golden Apple

By Geoffrey Angapa
Pages: 88
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.

My Thoughts:

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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About The Author

Geoffrey Angapa was born in Durban, South Africa, on October 4, 1987. He grew up in Chatsworth and then North Beach. He finished high school in 2004; and graduated with a B.Sc. degree from Unisa in 2010. Geoffrey likes computer programming a lot, and C++ is the language that he programs in. He knows a slight bit (that is, not much) about literature, and likes physics too.

39 thoughts on “The Quest of the Golden Apple – Mini Review

  1. Sounds like a cute read for kids. Too bad there’s not much development with the length. And of course there’s a dragon. lol There’s always a dragon. 🙂 If you’re doing Fall Bookish Bingo, you could use this one for the dragon slot. I’m having serious trouble finding a book with dragons to complete my bingo board.

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        1. For Dragon, I’m gonna use The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine. I’m stumped on Sea Creature and American History, too. Wonder if we could use a Historical Fiction book set during the Depression or the Civil War or something? Or does it have to be an actual non-fiction history book?

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            1. Yeah, it has people who are Draconi aka Dragon Shifters! I was about halfway through then put it down to read Six of Crows. But what I did read of Shadow Queen so far was really good! There’s a book called Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Child that has mermaids. I’ve heard good things about it and it’s book one in the series. I may end up reading that for sea creature.

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