Rating : 4.5
*Note: A copy of this book was provided to me by the author in return for an HONEST review.
I want you guys to know that I can rate a book very poorly and I won't care at ALL about what the author would say. But, this was a case in which I REALLY liked/loved this book.
This book is about Professor George Smith of Oregon State University who was on a Sabbatical to Scotland via a train. During his train journey, he comes across a family of two - A grandfather and his granddaughter. This book was being read by the granddaughter as she was on her way to the boarding school. She accidentally forgets this book in the train, but is found by the professor. To his surprise, he finds out that it is about Magical Wands and Wizardry.
The professor wishes to visit the school whose textbook this book was, so he sets off on an adventure to do so. He is said to have mysteriously disappeared from his hotel, university, home and even from the world. This book was published the university and the foreword is written by the professor. The Foreword is very enchanting tale of an ordinary man discovering what is so unexpected in this kind of a world.
The rest of the book contains perfectly described every information one needs to know about the world of wizardry. This is a book one would find in the library of Hogwarts (in Harry Potter series) . From ALL KINDS OF MAGICAL SPELLS to ALL KINDS OF MAGICAL CREATURES and WIZARDS - the book has it all ILLUSTRATED and DEFINED SIMPLY .
The book will give you an insight to all the knowledge of the different kinds of wands and their importance as well as their properties.
The author has a website (http://feuerschmiedwandshoppe.com/) from where I received a wand in order to EXPERIENCE the enchanted, which can never be possible by reading/watching any fantasy book/movie. The wand is beautiful, and it has semi precious stones fixed on both of its sides. It is no ordinary plastic/toy wand, but has been CARVED BY HAND from wand making trees like maple. Its shape is perfect and gives me a pleasure equal to that of casting a spell. IT IS DEFINITELY and TRULY RECOMMENDED for one TO BUY ANY DESIRED TYPE OF WAND FROM THIS WEBSITE. Your wand would be beautifully wrapped in a velvet box and it would be of a unique design, i.e. no other wand in the world would be of the same design. The author himself carves wands for everyone, and he makes 1 wand only of each type and design.