Chris Parker writes real stories for young adults. Inspirations come from nature, families and, of course, the wolves.
Even though you think you can spot them, the wolves are masters of disguise. They use stealth and camouflage to pass undetected through our world.
Although they choose to avoid humans at all costs, beware. Sometimes they take an interest in one or two special humans. Then, before you know it, it's too late to stop them...
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Smashwords book reviews by Chris Parker
- When the Siren Calls - Prequel
on Jan. 26, 2012
A well-written, intriguing opener that makes you want to get into the full story. A teasing first couple of chapters gives just enough to engage with the characters and hint at the perils to come. Can't wait to read the book.
- The Final Prophecy
on Jan. 03, 2013
The Final Prophecy is a sweeping, epic fantasy that will enthral lovers of this genre. In the first of the series, The Toy Sorcerer, we are introduced to Alice, the Dream World she discovers that exists in parallel with our own, and some pretty foul demons. In The Final Prophecy, the plot, characters and multi-layered complexity are all taken to an entirely new level. Definitely for an adult audience, the actions and intentions of the characters have an edge of realism, even in their fantastic and imaginative contexts, which helps make the huge scale of the tale more compelling.
Clever parallels are drawn with contemporary issues and the action weaves our modern-day world superbly with episodes in the Dream Worlds in all their mind-blowing diversity, making it easy to get swept along with the various plot lines that combine towards the dramatic conclusion.
Alice has to battle the foul Lord Gremon and his many acolytes. She is aided by a group of characters drawn imaginatively and with pathos, as they grow and interact. The style of writing is masterful and sustained throughout, leaving no detail, no matter how gory or brutal, to the imagination. I found myself drawn along with the pace of the action, forming real attachments, or loathing, of the characters as I went.
In all, this is a book of grand ambition and scale that delivers superbly in the fantasy genre.