Book Review: Mulrox and the Malcognitos

Book Review

Mulrox and the Malcognitos

Kerelyn Smith

Rating: 4 out of 5.

No one who had a choice lived near the edge of the woods—only the oddballs and outcasts. And Yahgurkin’s grotesque garden and Mulrox’s rambling hodgepodge of a home were the weirdest of the lot.

Plot & Premise

With grand ambitions to become an epic poet, Mulrox is painfully aware that his amateur scribblings can’t compete. Bad ideas are the last thing he needs with a high-stakes contest to prepare for, so when a plague of them arrive at his doorstep, Mulrox is determined to be swiftly rid of the magical Malcognitos.

Things to Love

~the wise and true toad
~a frustrated poet
~glamourous sheep
~glowing mushrooms
~personified ideas

Personal Thoughts

A wonderful read for anyone with writerly aspirations, Mulrox and the Malcognitos is a word nerd’s paradise, an encouragement to frustrated creatives, and a flight of fancy sure to sweep even the most reluctant readers away on an adventure.

Ideal Readership

This quest-style story and its cast of non-human characters will undoubtedly appeal to D&D players and voracious Fantasy readers looking for an imaginative world to get lost in.

Fans of Mulrox and the Malcognitos may also enjoy:
  • Where the Woods Grow Wild by Nate Philbrick for its unique woodland setting, inhuman characters, and quest format.
  • Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine for its inconvenient magic, ogres, and misfit main character.
  • The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson for its vivid Fantasy world, unlikely friendships, and perilous adventure.

Have you read Mulrox and the Malcognitos? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Note: I received a copy of Mulrox and the Malcognitos from the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions shared in this post are my own.

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