Rogue’s Home by Hilari Bell - Book Review

Rogue’s Home

Rogue’s Home by Hilari Bell - Book Review

Combining modern language with a medieval-style setting, Bell’s mystery novel with fantasy elements is the second of the Knight and Rogue series.

The main characters, Sir Michael Sevenson and Fisk, go on another adventure that sends them to a town of is very familiar with. Faced with more obstacles and trouble—of which they seem to constantly be in—Bell’s use of character development and plot are some of the highlights of Rogue’s Home.

The banter between Michael and Fisk displays their relationship on many fronts, as well as the lengths they would go to for each other. As Fisk and Michael attempt to clear the name of a once-renowned judge, an unseen force seems to be at odds with them on every turn.

The fantasy elements begin to surface more as the story progresses but doesn’t ignore the worldbuilding that enhances the overall plot. The imagery within Rogue’s Home is clear, well-formed, and specific to the world Bell established in the first book, The Last Knight.

The relationship between Michael and Fisk is certainly the most entertaining aspect of Rogue’s Home. Bell’s development of their relationship and their individual character development makes this novel worth reading in itself.

The mystery the boys must solve is complex, introduces intriguing characters, and the ‘side quests’ or obstacles within the story are relevant in some way to the primary plot.

Bell has woven her mystery tightly and allows her story to thrill readers with her characters and plot. Through pieces of dialogue and language usage, Bell has a story that brings humor while combining modern language with medieval elements intertwined.

This use of humor gives readers the ‘buddy’/duo aspect that isn’t as common among novels of similar nature. Elements of fantasy that play a part in Rogue’s Home stem from nature, which is a concept that leaves room for much potential with the later books in the Knight and Rogue series.

Book Details

Title: Rogue’s Home
Format: Hardcover
Author: Hilari Bell
Language : English
Publisher : HarperTeen
ISBN: 978-0060825065

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