I'm probably an oddball among authors because I never studied a liberal arts degree. I never gave writing any interest until I had an amusing concept for a YA fantasy book series and long story short, I started to write for fun. Before I knew it a little over a year later, I finished 6 novels of the series and have a 7th novel that remains half-finished.
When I'm not fighting with busted typewriters and filling out TPS reports, in my free time I go to weird places on vacation and love it!!! :D
on April 05, 2017 :
I didn't know what to think of this book at first. It's ostensibly aimed at younger readers, but instead it reads as being *written* by someone young. I mean, between the stilted dialogue, words used in the wrong context and way too much telling instead of showing. On the plus side, the breathless style makes it hard to set the book down, the plot thickens with every chapter, while elven culture is more complex and less cliche than it appears at first sight. The culture shock when the protagonists visit human lands is especially well handled.
(It also helps that the children in the story are really just children, as opposed to prodigies on the way to saving the world.)
I'm less than halfway through the book as of this writing, but I trust the author by now, and while it's more of a "comfort food" read than a timeless epic, for the price of free you should just download and give it a try. Enjoy!
(review of free book)