This book has a special place in my heart Why, you ask Well, this specific book introduced me to the beautiful Fantasy genre.I wasn t a reader, and books didn t really interest me Until I had to read a fantasy novel for school.I couldn t find anything interesting in the library which was like a labyrinth for me , so I went to the local book store There, this book caught my eye with its magical cover.I never heard or read anything of Deltora, but this book made me feel like I knew Deltora my This book has a special place in my heart Why, you ask Well, this specific book introduced me to the beautiful Fantasy genre.I wasn t a reader, and books didn t really interest me Until I had to read a fantasy novel for school.I couldn t find anything interesting in the library which was like a labyrinth for me , so I went to the local book store There, this book caught my eye with its magical cover.I never heard or read anything of Deltora, but this book made me feel like I knew Deltora my whole life.The first stories lead to a climatic battle in which you couldn t possibly tell how it would end.Some people say the ending was very depressing compared to the rest of the story, and they re right Unfortunately, it was realistic compared to how life goes on in real life.Sometimes, the happily ever after ending isn t the end of the story yet Discover the stories behind the legends in a lavishly illustrated new addition to the hugely successful Deltora seriesWhere did the mysterious Shadow Lord come from How did his seven ferocious Ak Baba come to be The secrets are revealed at last Return to Deltora land of magic and monsters in a new special edition that finally reveals the truth about the battles and the bloodlines that forged a universe full of adventureAs an added bonus, this collection offers twenty stunningly lavish new color illustrations by Marc McBride After reading the adventures of our three friends in the three serieses, I thought I knew Deltora like the back of my hand But I thought little about its past and this book was both new and old for me I m glad I got to read it because Deltora Quest is such a wonderful set of books and it was a shame I finishthed them all without being able to experiance them freshly again Reading this book took me back to those times I glued my eyes to those books as Leif, Jasmine and Barda went their adventu After reading the adventures of our three friends in the three serieses, I thought I knew Deltora like the back of my hand But I thought little about its past and this book was both new and old for me I m glad I got to read it because Deltora Quest is such a wonderful set of books and it was a shame I finishthed them all without being able to experiance them freshly again Reading this book took me back to those times I glued my eyes to those books as Leif, Jasmine and Barda went their adventures to save their land It was great and I hope to findDeltora books to read soon Though I was never a big fan of either Deltora quest books or the Deltora door books I found this collection of stories very enticing and I my now start reading the Deltora quest books I like how the story develops from the vision of the future in a different land. No, not the best of books, but I was obsessed with this in elementary or middle school The production values are high I loved the illustrations. After the world established so well across 3 series , this is provided as a further dose of history for Deltora fans and includes stories of Deltora s origin, the Shadow Lord s arrival and the initial union of the seven tribes under Adin None of it compares to any of the series in their own right which is hardly what you d expect in any case but it s well worth the purchase for the gaps it fills in.Incidentally, there is a hardcover illustrated version and a newer paperback version I give th After the world established so well across 3 series , this is provided as a further dose of history for Deltora fans and includes stories of Deltora s origin, the Shadow Lord s arrival and the initial union of the seven tribes under Adin None of it compares to any of the series in their own right which is hardly what you d expect in any case but it s well worth the purchase for the gaps it fills in.Incidentally, there is a hardcover illustrated version and a newer paperback version I give the illustrated version a 4 and the paperback a 2 for 2 reasons 1 The amazing illustrations from Marc McBride bring the stories to life in a way that is particularly important in briefer, less descriptive stories.2 The paperback version contains a further story about the origin, family and real name of the Shadow Lord This is information that I have no interest in knowing It is irrelevant to the Deltora Quest storyline and takes out much of the mystery, menace and intrigue of the Shadow Lord as a character I haven t read the story, and I don t intend to I loved this collection of tales Not only were they fun and interesting to read on their own, but they built beautifully on the Deltora series 1, 2 and 3 The way in which the tales are broken up into short folklore stories means that this book is really easy to read After all, each short story has its own theme, message and journey But, read in one big hit, as a whole, and with the rest of the Deltora series in mind, the overarching message and story comes to light.Tales of Deltora bring I loved this collection of tales Not only were they fun and interesting to read on their own, but they built beautifully on the Deltora series 1, 2 and 3 The way in which the tales are broken up into short folklore stories means that this book is really easy to read After all, each short story has its own theme, message and journey But, read in one big hit, as a whole, and with the rest of the Deltora series in mind, the overarching message and story comes to light.Tales of Deltora brings Emily Rodda s world of Deltora alive Not only through her multi layered tales, but also the fantastic images that accompany them Turning the page is like opening a doorway into a whole new world every time If the words don t make it difficult to turn away from this book, the pictures make it nigh on impossible Forreviews, check out my blog Craft CycleI loved this book First off, it is freaking gorgeous Secondly, it is just so well written and amazing.Some of this history was a review for me since I ve read all of the Deltora books, but it was cool to have all of the mythology history all in one place It is basically The Silmarillion of the Deltora world This is such a cool idea for a book It is broken into two sections the Tenna Birdsong Tales and The Deltora Annals histories This first Forreviews, check out my blog Craft CycleI loved this book First off, it is freaking gorgeous Secondly, it is just so well written and amazing.Some of this history was a review for me since I ve read all of the Deltora books, but it was cool to have all of the mythology history all in one place It is basically The Silmarillion of the Deltora world This is such a cool idea for a book It is broken into two sections the Tenna Birdsong Tales and The Deltora Annals histories This first is treated as mythology fables or is it eyebrow raise whereas the second is treated as a historical account of the formation of Deltora It was all so interesting The first section of the book consists of little tales, which read in a similar fashion to The Tales of Beedle the Bard The second half tells of Adin and how he forged the Belt of Deltora, collected the talismans of the seven territories, and how together they defeated the Shadowlord the first time The second half of the book does get a little dark and gruesome war and all that so maybe not a good fit for very young or sensitive readers But the whole thing is just fascinating.Rodda also sets up the Detora series very well at the end of the book, foretelling of the Shadowlord s return Each chapter story is accompanied by a gorgeous illustration by Marc McBride This is such a great companion novel to the other Deltora series It can be read before or after the other ones Benefit to before is that you know all of the history and backstory stuff going into it so you can pick out where it is referenced in the actual series as you read Benefit to after like I did is that you can recall where the stories histories popped up in the series as you read about them here Either way, I think it works.Great, great read So awesome It makes me want to read all of the Delora series again I am going on a roadtrip soon soooo who knows It was so awesome to go along with Adin s adventure of completing the Belt of Deltora It s amazing how Emily Rodda can come up with a new concept each time Adin needs to get a gem It s seriously so hard not to imagine the characters from the Deltora Quest into the Tales of Deltora A book worth reading