Title: The Battle of Iron Gulch
Series: The Town of Superstition 03
Author: R.G. Thomas
Genre: High Fantasy, Teen Fiction
Length: Novel (230 pages)
Publisher: Harmony Ink, (Dreamspinner Press) (January 10, 2017)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Thaddeus Cane has finally reached the foot of Wraith Mountain. He hopes to find his mother—changed into a dragon by the witch Isadora many years ago—and bring her back to Superstition to live with him and his father. With Teofil, his garden gnome boyfriend, and Teofil’s mother, sister, and their new elf friend, Thaddeus discovers that getting to his mother will not be as easy as they’d hoped. They are forced to shelter in the small town of Iron Gulch where Thaddeus’s father takes a job to secure the equipment they need to climb the mountain.
The longer they stay in Iron Gulch, the more Thaddeus comes to believe things in the town are not as pleasant as they appear. When a new and vicious enemy reveals itself, Thaddeus and his group are thrust into a fight not only for their lives, but for the lives of the Iron Gulch residents. As the battle rages, they discover Thaddeus’s mother and struggle to free her and end Isadora’s tyranny once and for all.
Review: Something strange is going on in Iron Gulch. As days turn into weeks the awful truth is slowly revealed. Thaddeus and his group are in a fight for their lives against ghouls, goblins, a mad witch, a dragon and the bearagon.
This story is mysterious and yet again secrets come out about Thaddeus’ family. I loved that despite the danger Thaddeus was determined to help the town as well as his mother. The group sadly loses a member along the way in a battle.
These books should be read in order as each picks up where the other leaves off.
Highly recommended read.