Tuesday, December 20, 2016
BOOK REVIEW- IMMORTAL WRITERS
Young up-and-coming author Liz McKinnen has no idea that her life is about to change forever when she comes home from her first book tour. When she's kidnapped and told by her captors that she has to kill her fantasy book's antagonist, she thinks that she's fallen into the hands of crazy, dangerous fans... until her antagonist sends a real, fire-breathing dragon after her.
Liz is quickly initiated into the Immortal Writers, a group of authors from throughout time whose words have given them eternal life, and whose prose is so powerful that it's brought stories over from the Imagination Field into the Reality Field. As Liz meets authors such as William Shakespeare, JRR Tolkien, Edgar Allan Poe, and Jane Austen, she has to learn how to control magic, fight dragons, and face her own troubled past before her power-hungry villain takes over the world. Will she survive the ultimate battle against the dragon lord whom she created? AMAZON 4.5 STARS
The unusual story-line is what got my attention and my desire to read this book.
Wow, it was intense and fast moving. I'd have to say I really liked it and it had a really good world building to it. Liz's kidnapping thrust her into a world that was something that she had never imagined. It took a while and a lot of convincing before she could believe that what was happening was real. I enjoyed the secondary cast of characters, they added quite a bit to the story as well. The dragons and other creatures in the book were well drawn and imaginative as well as plentiful. The magical powers and the rules that went with them were varied and creative. As was the idea of an Imagination Room and other parts of The Castle. There was just so many good,creative things in the book, it's hard to nail it all down in this review. At least not without giving anything away.
The relationship between Curtis and Liz was different especially since she was real and he was.. well, a hero. That's all I'm going to say about that.
The only thing that bothered me, was at one point, a character was speaking to the dead. Actually connecting with and interacting. That is a no, no for me. It doesn't last long and it doesn't end well. So maybe that helps, maybe as a warning?
This is a complete story with no cliffhangers and I liked the ending. But be warned, there will be blood, death and pain. But there is also love, friendship, loyalty and overcoming, There will also be the thing I like best; good winning over evil. You just have to read the book to see how that happens.
I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.