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Series: Immortal Writers #1
Title: Immortal Writers
Author: Jill Bowers
Publisher: Blue Moon Voices, Blue Moon Publishing
Published: November 7th, 2016
What a very different, enthralling read this proved to be – a great start to an innovative series which I really look forward to reading more in futureI
Eighteen year old Liz McKinnen has a traumatic past but she’s a highly skilled fantasy author, has had her first novel win a prestigious and lucrative award and returned home from a tiring but successful book tour. She keeps seeing a strange man following her around but still hadn’t anticipated the events which occur during her first evening home. Mind you, nor had she ever foreseen her characters – good and evil -coming to life. Now she’s been kidnapped, taken to a mysterious castle and met some of the authors she’s always admired – including Shakespeare and one of my all time favourite fantasy authors, Anne MacCaffrey (If you haven’t read her books, they’re well worth checking out if you enjoy fabulous fantasy novels). With her dangerous protagonist, Kenric,the Dragon Lord, threatening both the Imagination and Reality Fields, she is going to battle the fearsome dragons she created to prevent him taking over the world.
There are references to many authors whose books I’ve read and enjoyed throughout this imaginative novel. Get ready to eat chocolate from the factory of Willy Wonka, to here from John Tolkein, Jane Austen and many others deemed to be authors whose words were powerful enough to give them – and their most prominent characters – immortality. Initially disbelieving what she’s been told, meeting Shakespeare and characters from her own novels is enough to convince Liz that she needs to fight the battle. Her training, in both swordsmanship and the use of magic, are key to helping her and her new friends survive and to defeat their foe. With different dragons, danger and romance, this is a brilliantly entertaining and action packed novel I thoroughly enjoyed reading and have no hesitation in highly recommending. I’ll certainly be looking out for more from this author in future!
Many thanks to the publishers and NetGalley for gifting me an ARC of this novel. This is my honest opinion after reading it.
Young up-and-coming author Liz McKinnen has no idea that her life is about to change forever when she comes home from her first book tour. When she’s kidnapped and told by her captors that she has to kill her fantasy book’s antagonist, she thinks that she’s fallen into the hands of crazy, dangerous fans… until her antagonist sends a real, fire-breathing dragon after her.
Liz is quickly initiated into the Immortal Writers, a group of authors from throughout time whose words have given them eternal life, and whose prose is so powerful that it’s brought stories over from the Imagination Field into the Reality Field. As Liz meets authors such as William Shakespeare, JRR Tolkien, Edgar Allan Poe, and Jane Austen, she has to learn how to control magic, fight dragons, and face her own troubled past before her power-hungry villain takes over the world. Will she survive the ultimate battle against the dragon lord whom she created?