2020 · Blog Tour · Book review

Avalon’s Portal by Lynne W. Bailey @lynnewbailey1 @lovebooksgroup #lovebookstours #AvalonsPortal

Today I have the great pleasure of sharing my review for Avalon’s Portal by Lynne W. Bailey as part of the Love Books Tours blog tour. 

Massive thanks to Kelly and Lynne for the opportunity and the wonderful gifted book and little gifts.

About the book

Nothing exciting ever happens to Arthur, and that’s the way he likes it. But when he stumbles into a magical world on his 13th birthday, the new teen has to put on his big boy pants and begin the quest of a lifetime to find his way back home.


With the help of new friends, Arthur overcomes seemingly impossible obstacles, tames magical creatures, and fights mythical monsters. By the end of his journey he has changed in ways he could never have imagined; he needs to get home, but the pull of Avalon leaves him with a difficult decision to make.

Avalon’s Portal is available to preorder now and available to purchase 5th November – Amazon

My thoughts

They say you should never judge a book by its cover but I am not ashamed to say that I, totally do and Avalon’s Portal has one of those covers that instantly jumps out at you and you know you want to read it.

I found this book so enjoyable, it’s a story that really fills your head with images. The descriptions throughout the book really help you imagine what is happening so although this is fantasy it’s so easy to picture everything in your mind which I find absolutely amazing.

The characters are wonderful especially Arthur, he’s 13 and although he’s been through such a tough time already and has found himself in a particularly scary but exciting adventure he’s always thinking and worrying about others, especially his mum. He’s the sort of character you can really take to your heart and I just wanted to give him a big hug, maybe that’s just the mum in me but I’m sure everyone will feel the same.

Avalon’s Portal is full of adventure and weird creatures, oh and there might just be a dragon or two which I loved. It’s a story that really grips you and I found myself desperately wanting to know what happens next. This is a middle grade fantasy adventure but I think this story would appeal to any age really, heck I certainly am not middle grade but I loved it. 

Avalon’s Portal is this first book in the Chronicles of Avalon series and it’s left me hankering for more, I can’t wait to see what awaits Arthur and Guin in the next book. This is a series that I will be collecting, reading and passing on to my daughter when she’s old enough to read. I can’t wait to share it with her.

About the author

Lynne has been writing short stories and poems since the age of 12. She is currently working on various ghostwriting projects for a reputable publisher, however, Avalon’s Portal is her debut novel, published in her own name.


Lynne loves anything weird and wonderful, so expect to find her books full of magic, crystals, and mythical beings. Whilst working on the second book in this series, Lynne also holds a full time job and enjoys spending time with her family.

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