I found in this story I could relate to Peter the hero. At 19 he's not a young man but still a boy. He doesn't have any life experiences and has gained knowledge only from movies which of course is its own fantasy world. I can understand how he becomes confused. It is written simply, leaving a lot to your imagination. I like that, not getting 'bogged down' with extended detail. I agree with Gregory Kime that there is a lot going on but I didn't find it difficult to pay attention. I read it slowly and it took me 10 hours. If you didn't like this story after the first hour I can't see how anyone would continue. I plan to read it again in the coming weeks. There are many parts that made me laugh but this is because Peter is telling the story and it's how he perceives everything. Definitely 5 stars for the authors imagination and writing style.
I grabbed this book as soon as it appeared. After reading the first three parts that were here as short stories I had to read the rest.
I noticed it had been revamped (excuse the expression) .
What a fantastic story. It starts slow and then accelerates, by the time I was just over half way I couldn't put it down, all the way to the last page.
First there's a 'twist' and an easy kill. Then it gets more intriguing but the Inspector handles everything wonderfully. The next part is heartbreaking as you now know the characters. A trip to the 'bowels of the earth' and a real scare during the second part. The main character is totally believable as is the story. Anyone could do what he did, all you would need is a little courage, a good reason, and a bit of intelligence. I'm going to curl up tonight with a hot chocolate and read it again. :)
Like Tom I'd already read the text version . Great excuse to read this again. One of my favourite fantasy novels and now with pics. This is the third time I've read it and it never fails to facinate me. The pics are great and my imagination wasn't that far off when imagining the characters etc.
I would love to see this as a movie.
I highly recommend this book and believe it could be also read to children.
Great to see a single book holding these lovely stories. It works beautifully on my ereader as an epub file. I wish book two would come out sooner and I look forward to following the adventures of this little boy and his friends.
I have discovered a few very talented authors at this site. C.C.Champagne is one of the most talented I've come across. She writes with so much feeling and the stories are so touching I can't see how anyone could put the book down without finishing it. I couldn't.
These true stories get your heart racing.