Friday, 10 July 2015
Kim's Review : Evensong - Meratis Trilogy
Author Jeff Powell wakes up to find the impossible has happened. He is within his own novel—summoned into the fictional world of Feldall’s Keep by a spell he didn't write. One the House enchantress hasn't figured out how to reverse.
When the villain he's been struggling to write reveals himself, unleashing waves of terror and chaos, Jeff must use more than his imagination to save the characters he created—and the woman he loves.
Trapped within a world of his own creation, he must step outside the bounds of his narrative to help his characters defeat an evil no one anticipated, even if he must sacrifice his greatest gift. In the end, he has to ask: are novels really fiction, or windows into other worlds?
What an interesting premise to base a book upon. It was quite a fascinating read by Krista Walsh. While Evensong is the first of the Meratis Trilogy (Eventide and Evenlight come next), it can be read as a stand alone book. The first part is still being given away free on amazon / kindle.
The dilemma that Jeff finds himself in is perplexing. He has a hard time believing that he has actually been sucked into his fictional world. He is an extremely relatable character. Bumbling through his scenes while struggling to come to term with his actions.
Its a very light and lovely read. The romance is just that he likes the girl at his coffee shop, so it is a very "clean" read for young adults and can even be read by younger advanced readers.
Rating : 3.75/5