Destiny Revealed is indeed all that, exciting and compelling. I did have some difficulty with the two principal characters Jack and Maddie, two twins who were about to discover that they are much more than they ever realised or believed they were. Maybe it's just that I can't remember way back to when I was thirteen, but certainly Jack seemed way too mature in attitude and action to be only thirteen. That aside, this was a very pleasant read, full of exciting adventures with the ending setting the scene perfectly for the sequel.
I think if we are to encourage children to read, then this is exactly the sort of book that can get them involved. It is very much in the "magical realm" with wizards, mountain gnomes and forest gnomes, plus of course the obligatory dragon or two thrown in for good measure. One aspect the author did bring into the story, which may possibly go over his readership's heads was some questions on morality and who indeed makes the decisions about what is best and right for the world. I found this very interesting and hope the author chooses to expand on this in future books in the series.
A good, solid fantasy Cris Pasqueralle and well enjoyed by me.