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I was introduced to reading at a young age. My mother was determined that I become literate quickly and would read to me often, so much so that I memorized an entire 60-page book (there were lots of pictures). My grandmother, though, takes credit for my addiction to reading. She was a librarian and introduced me to the joy that is reading. It is no coincidence my first World of Myth novel is dedicated to her.
My journey from avid reader to aspiring author took its first turn in High School after I read Dune by Frank Herbert. It was a great challenge for me at the age of 14, but I was so impressed with it that I began to imagine my own stories. What I wish to accomplish as an author is to do for my readers what I want other authors to do for me. I wish to be transported to another world when I read books. I want to get so absorbed that I lose track of everything around me. Once, I was so sucked into reading a novel that I didn't even realize my wife was trying to vacuum under my feet!
If I can accomplish this for you, then I have done my duty. Good luck, and thanks for reading.
on April 04, 2016 :
This is book 1 of the World of Myth series. If you enjoyed the fantasy worlds of the Dragonlance and Harry Potter series, you’ll find that the World of Myth series is equally entertaining.
Absorbing fantasy saga. The author has created a fantastic world that incorporates various fabled sentient species including amongst others: minotaurs; gnomes; leprechauns; ogres; colossi and a few angels. Each species has their individual character traits and foibles.
Emily Stout is a plucky 16-year-old human heroine who was raised on a farm in the Plains, a harsh life tempered by the support of her loving family. Emily (as with most other teenagers raised in humble surrounding) longs for greener pastures, to see the world beyond the plains.
She travels to the city of Lucifan that is under the protection of 5 angels, one of whom takes an interest in her. She also develops a crush on knight based in Lucifan.
When she encounters trouble, she’s all too aware of her limitations but determined to do what is right. The kind of heroine you can root for.
Book is well written. I'm eagerly anticipating reading the rest of the books in the series.
*Review also published on Amazon.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)
on Dec. 13, 2015 :
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I would rate it between 3 1/2 to 4 stars. This is my first book by the author. I found the story to be interesting and definitely unlike
Anything else I have read. I really like all the authors descriptions of the different species and it was kind of cool to be reading about leprechauns and gargoyles in one book among the many other species. The main character Emily kind of grew on me more by the end of the book. I did feel like some parts were slow but it was short and then it picked right back up. I am sure I would read the rest of the series at some point just to find out how Emily's story plays out. I enjoyed reading it.
(reviewed long after purchase)