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?
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
I was thrilled to be invited by Blue Moon Publishers through Netgalley to read this novel and I have chosen to review this book.
When Liz, an author of a successful fantasy novel, is kidnapped she is taken to the castle of Immortal Writers where she meets authors from the past and present. Shakespeare, Hemmingway, Jane Austin, Roald Dahl and Tolkien are just for starters, plus all the wonderful characters that they created in their books. Their extraordinary talent as writers caused their characters to become part of the real world and so they were called upon to put things right. This has now happened with Liz and her book characters. Liz will now have to train to defeat her villain in her novel. After all no one knows him better than her.
This is such a wicked adventure full of dragons, villains, heroes, legends and romance. There is also a very dark element to this book which I shall come back to.
Jill Bowers is such a visual writer which I believe is essential in Fantasy novels. I thought that her descriptions of all the different types of dragons were superb, each having their own unique fighting ability. The story itself was very entertaining with all the authors coming together with advice and just loved the concept of being able to enjoy and spoils of Willy Wonka totally scrumptious.
There is sadly an underlying story within the story as Liz has to face the memories of being abused as a child. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel that made me laugh, aww and wow in all the right places. I would however advise that if you were buying this novel for a young adult to read it first yourself. It is a cracking story and you will enjoy it but it is the only way to assess if your child is old enough to read it. Me I loved it