The Road to Nyn
by Brian G. Michaud
published by author
Why Read?: Review
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In The Road to Nyn by Brian G. Michaud, the protagonist, a newly-made squire named Kay, must travel with a rag-tag group of friends to stop the evil goblins from invading his kingdom. They, of course, encounter many obstacles along the way which help Kay grow as he learns to believe in himself.
As far as middle grade fantasies go, The Road to Nyn is pretty formulaic, which is not always a bad thing for this age group. Like the road in the title, the plot is very much a series of events, or what a friend of mine terms “and then” storytelling. There a few events, though, that feel a tad disjointed, and it takes a while to realize how they all fit together. Michaud does incorporate some fun fantasy elements which make for an entertaining tale.
While there is nothing really to set Brian G. Michaud’s The Road to Nyn apart from other middle grade fantasies, it is a delightful read for its target audience. Older readers, though, might find it lacking in the depth they crave.