Three pre-teen adventurers discover a place of ancient dreaming, ritual and lurking evil. To save the village Magdalene, Peter and Gimbo must search for animal legends to help them overthrow the evil witchdoctor by killing his conjured demons.
I start off with this codicil; I do not like any stories written in the first person. In fact I abhor them, to the point where I normally shelve the book before I complete the first sentence. I purchased Thirty Minutes based on the cover description while sitting at the airport lounge.
I read the first page on the plane and with no shelf available; I added a four letter word to the first sentence, that I’m sure the author would not have put there, and to my own amazement continued reading. Not just the first paragraph, but the entire story. I won’t say it was gripping, or the greatest story I have ever read but it was well written, believable and above all entertaining. To summarise, a good read! So what more could any reader want?
As for my star rating, here’s the thing; I rate ‘O’ as being absolute rubbish and ‘5’ as being literary genus, based on that scale this story rates 2.5. – I give it a 3 only because the system does not allow half points.