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Review | Allie Strom and the Ring of Solomon

Allie Strom and the Ring of Solomon

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Allie thinks she’s a normal kid with normal problems on her first day of seventh grade. She hopes for a fresh start despite her mom being overseas with the Army, again. But none of that matters when she discovers that her mom has gone missing.

On the same day of her mom’s disappearance, Allie finds the necklace her mom was never without. When the necklace magically teleports her new friend Daniel and her to Central Asia, she learns her necklace contains an ancient magic; the power of the ring of Solomon, which she must use to fight off an army of darkness and a giant with eyes of fire.

Most important of all, the necklace appears to be the key to finding her mom.

Hott Review:

Allie Stom and the Ring of Solomon is a great middle-grade adventure!

I have to admit I didn’t like Allie at first. She was so selfish and arrogant towards her parents and peers I just didn’t think I was going to enjoy the book. I guess that’s not odd for a teen but I still don’t have to like how she was mean to everyone. 😉

While Allie Stom and the Ring of Solomon is a classic good versus evil book, it’s written in such a way that I wouldn’t hesitate to give it to any of our preteen readers.

Please note, this is NOT a Christian story. I’d grabbed it hoping that it may be because of the reference to Solomon, but beyond the title and some additional references to Bible stories I didn’t find anything to make me believe this book was written to inspire Christian beliefs. I will admit, I can see His hand everywhere and can see how this could very well make an amazing Christian series… guess I’ll have to read more to find out.


Author: Justin Sloan
Source: I purchased Allie Strom and the Ring of Solomon item on June 2, 2016 when it was free.
Publisher & Date: October 28th 2015 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Genre: Middle-Grade Fantasy
ISBN: 1518666795 (ISBN13: 9781518666797)
Pages: 150
Grade: B+
Ages: 9+ | It’s mostly geared towards females due to the main characters being female, but either gender will enjoy this
Steam: None
Setting: Portsdale, Washington
Series: Bringer of Light Book 1

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Author Bio:

Justin SloanJustin Sloan writes military fantasy and supernatural thrillers. He is a video game writer (Game of Thrones; Walking Dead; Michonne, Minecraft: Story Mode), novelist (Allie Strom and the Ring of Solomon; Teddy Bears in Monsterland, Back by Sunrise, Falls of Redemption), podcaster, and screenwriter.

He has written on taking writing from hobby to career in his book Creative Writing Career and its sequel, and how veterans can pursue their passions in Military Veterans in Creative Careers. Justin studied writing at the Johns Hopkins University and UCLA after five years in the U.S. Marine Corps, and now works as a writer and editor for Military.com.

Websites & Links: author's website author's twitter author's facebook


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