Monday, February 11, 2008

The Rock of Realm ~ Book Review

Hello All ~ Take the time out to read and comment on my book review of "The Rock of Realm," by Lea Schizas. By leaving a comment to enter a chance to win an e-book of "The Rock of Realm."

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Title: The Rock of Realm
Written by: Lea Schizas
Hardback: 242 pages
Ages: 12 and up
Publisher: Star Publish
ISBN: 1-932993-08-8 (Print Book)
ISBN: 1-932993-09-6 (E-Book)
Publication: March 31, 2005

Alexandra Stone, better known as Alex to her friends and family is like any fourteen year-old with concerns of what to do on a Friday night to babysitting responsibilities. The life Alex knows so well changes the day she recites a chant with her best friend, Sarah after being knocked on the head by a small pink rock. The chant is from her English teacher Mr. Ritchie’s book and before she realizes it Alex and Sarah are transported to a mystical world with her dog, Butch and his squirrel buddy, Pops.

“Glitter I toss, safely I will cross, into your realm it will lead, the rock I possess, evil digress, the Queen I am to thee.”

Their life in Greendale Park has vanished and they are shined upon by two moons in the starless night. From talking trees and animals they find themselves thrust into a mystical adventure where Alex is considered the “enchanted one” of royal lineage and must concur “Dread.” The decisions made along the way will test their friendship, trusting your instincts that, ‘things are not always what they appear’ and the endurance of family.

Lea Schizas intertwines two parallel worlds together with believable ease. The powerfulness of “The Rock of Realm,” will leave you wanting more. You will route for Alex and Sarah and their counterparts from the onset. Cheers to Lea Schizas for a well crafted flight through the fantasy world. To learn more about Ms. Schizas visit her at:


  1. Thank you, Donna, for a great review. Thrilled you liked the book. I'm in the process now of writing the second book in the series to continue the adventures of Alexandra Stone and everyone else.

    Lea Schizas

  2. Hey Donna & Lea,
    Great review. I enjoyed the review almost as much as the book. I can't wait to have Lea at my blog!
    Hope you enjoy the day.
    Jessica Kennedy
    The Differently-Abled Writer

  3. Hi Jessica, glad you like Donna's review. I know I loved it but then again, I'm not being objective, am I.

    See you in your blog and thank you for stopping by.


  4. Great review Donna. You entice the reader to want to learn more.

  5. Hi Carma, thank you for reading and visiting. I am partial to the review, of course, but I have to say that I loved it.

    I had tons of fun creating the world in Rock Kingdom and in the next few books in the series, I'll have my characters traveling into other areas within that world, more adventures, and tons of humor from Pops and Jinx.

    Lea Schizas


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