In the style of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels, an every-man character travels to a land filled with mythical characters.
It's an adventure story, with the main character, George Taylor, having to confront and befriend pixies, elves, fairies, brownies, giants, dwarfs, mimis, sprites, satyrs, and mermaids.
But there is one character that is the most feared, and hated of all. The groll. A species that kills and tortures for the pure pleasure of seeing the pain they inflict. The tales of their evil are endless.
It's a love story as George risks his life to break a spell and return the love of his first, and only girlfriend, Justeen.
It's a humorous story with a sarcastic twist, as the mermaids, brownies and other characters have human characteristics that would make them fit in on Earth as well as the magical land of Negani.
And, like Jonathan Swift, it's also a story with many symbolic references to the cultures of the day.
There are dozens of creatures that Americans know (pixies, fairies, trolls, mermaids), some creatures are from other cultures and countries (adlet, mimi, will o' wisp, bahamut), and some are unique to this story (chameli, drakata).
All are thrown on the most boring, nerdy person in the world, George Taylor.
©2015 James Stuart Fanshier (P)2015 James Stuart Fanshier
I will be listening to this audio book many times. The production is incredible, with a full cast of actors, music, and sound effects. It sounds like the audio track from a movie, or like a radio drama. The story is fantastic, and keeps you interested, and wanting to binge listen.
My favorite character is George, the main character.
The international potluck party in Chapter 6, "Other Worlds Night"
This book is an instant classic, an epic adventure.
George Taylor IRS
Alice In Wonderland
this sounds like a movie
yes, very addictive story, great for long road trips
I hope a hollywood studio makes this in to a movie.
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