Book Review: Sceadu: Prashant Pinge

Sceadu by Prashant Pinge is a fast paced quest which blurs the periphery among the corporeal and the psychosomatic, the existent and the fairy tale with a story of adventure, full of imagination, infantile fantasy, complete with good humour.

In this new adventure nine year old Matilda ends up with a century old tome through a sequence of eccentric coincidences and disappears with her brother and cousins are forced to shelve their conflict and track her to Sceadu, a terrain inside the human silhouette where there is something that threatens the serenity of the place, with the clock of the country run faster and faster, changing the course of time.

Once there, the indisposed guests hit upon themselves chased by the sadistic Hefigans, creatures of Sceadu. Nevertheless, the whole thing changes with the disclosure of a primeval divination that foretells the kismet of the globe they left behind.

With the stakes out of the blue rise, the children have to now plot a course through the treacherous lands, prevail over momentous challenges, and let loose the secrets of the shadow to foil the tactics of the perfidious Hefigans, a cold-blooded opponent who is equally resolute to annihilate mankind.

In this book the images are illustrated to detail and special effects make reading the story even more adventurous and magical with this book will make you feel part of it with your imagination opened to a wonderful unknown place where you had never been before.

The illustrations in this book help just that to open minds where having to take refuge in the pages of the book is the beauty of reading. Although it seems a book to young children does not matter. The important thing is to attract your attention.

This book is fabulously written with different characters and expresses joy and fun that is super gorgeous because it does not have very complex words with the author has done a wonderful job. This book is really interesting because some parts of the depictions are fragrant, in the pursuit of happiness, with the imagination more beautiful in the realms of fantasy.

A book very entertaining and full of adventure, the author did a really good job and is a good book, nothing fancy, but all in all, discreet. The characters of these stories all have something to communicate to the reader, the value of friendship, believing in themselves, the power of love, the trust in others and the harmony in diversity. They express the right way to tackle the problems and difficulties, to smoothen faults and build up capacity to choose. We are taught to think before we act and focus on virtues such as patience and compliance.

It is important to explain to children that make out our magical gifts means that those fairy tales not only remain anchored to a page but can find a way out in real life. We can not pretend that evil does not exist. Those mischievous evils are there but you can deal with, not by violence or bullying, as opposed to through intelligence and honesty.

A child, who uses the imagination to be a creative adult and conscious, will also be happy with little, because its real wealth will be kept in the heart and in his mind. The author through the story, goes back to making sure that children can create for themselves new worlds in which to develop their skills and competencies which are essential for their growth and, in general, in their life.

The beauty of this book lies in its simplicity and ability to bring out the colours of the fantastic world of fantasy and magic markers through which you can create thousands of stories. The magic of imagination is a world of fairy tales in which you feel pampered and protected which reins the respect and courage to face life without magic formulas but only with good will.

The intent of the author is to make us rediscover the tradition linked to the telling and reading together with their children and teenagers, even a few pages of a book. Not only purely educational but rather to create a small fireplace, intimate, to meet and share a moment of irresistible charm.

The author aims to rediscover the value inherent in a fairy tale. His purpose is noble and necessary in a society in which, by now, has almost completely lost the sense of imagination where now everything is packaged ready to use without fatigue. Simply being in this rite of the narrative, returning to appreciate their daily lives, through the allure of a world of magic and fantasy, the happy ending is that something we all want, right?