Many Coloured Realm by Anne Hamilton is a difficult book for me to review as I don’t read a lot of fantasy. It is a complicated tale of goblins and elves, various realms and time zones. It is the story of children on a dangerous mission but I was never quite sure who was on whose side. It is a story that appears to end in a tear jerking tragedy but ultimate ends in hope.

The story is apparently written in a mathematical design, not that I would have noticed. Unfortunately I suspect I also missed many others elements that an experienced reader of fantasy would have picked up.

This is not a quick read and probably needs to be read by true lovers of fantasy who are able to pick up the underlying meanings while I only saw hints. This being the case I would recommend it for teenagers rather than children.