After meeting Frank Herbert, author of the acclaimed Dune Series, I decided the life of writing was for me. That was about 30 years ago, I've been writing ever since. Heir of Nostalgia is my first published novel, and thanks to the encouragement of my loving wife Janet, is the first in a series chronicling the trials and tribulations of young man in search of his family, his country as well as his place in the world. I am pleased to present it here, for your reading pleasure. I truly believe in the gift and wonder of reading, I hope you do as well. Here's to the land of wonder, an air of Nostalgia, and childhood memories. May we never grow too old to dream... Got a question, comment or review, I'd love to hear from you. Simply drop me a line at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Gathering Darknessby S.M. Muse
2016.Thirteen-year-old Phillip lives on the streets of New York City,homeless, destitute and hungry, but not alone, an angel in disguise, Maggie,lives with him. For the last two and a half years, the two of them have been trying to find Phillip's father- who just happens to be the now-living-in-exile, King of Nostalgia. The thing is, Nostalgia no longer exists,four
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2016.Thirteen-year-old Phillip lives on the streets of New York City,homeless, destitute and hungry, but not alone, an angel in disguise, Maggie,lives with him. For the last two and a half years, the two of them have been trying to find Phillip's father- who just happens to be the now-living-in-exile, King of Nostalgia. The thing is, Nostalgia no longer exists,four hundred years ago the country was ripped from history by an event that has yet to happen, and can only be prevented by Phillip finding his father, today in 2016.
Have I got you yet? It should, because in this book all that happens and more. Throw in a demon from the past, a pack ofdark mastiffs and a murder of crows, and you've got one rollicking adventure.
Everybody wants to be King, but only the brave succeed.
'A new talent!' E.Finlayson
An Excerpt from Heir of Nostalgia:
"A dark mastiff," whispered Maggie, keeping the beast in sight the entire time. "In packs they are unstoppable. By themselves, however... We used to hunt them for sport," she said.
At this point Phillip jumped in, "Surely you can do something. Look what you did with Feathers."
"Mastiff and corbie, Phillip, two completely different creatures. Mastiffs are drawn from shadow and shade, sharp corners and angles. Corbie on the other hand." She was about to say something more when the wolf lunged. With one arm Maggie swept Theo and Phillip to one side, while striking out with her 'stick.' As soon as the 'tree branch' struck the great wolf it snapped in two and burst into flame and cinders. Steaming blood the color of night, the beast snapped wildly at them and withdrew.
Fresh scarlet ran like a tear down Maggie's right cheek. She'd been quick, but the wolf had been quicker.
"Maggie!" Phillip cried, seeing the ragged gash across her forearm.
A new talent, states E. Finlayson of Staffordshire, UK. This book can be considered equally as a young adult book or an adult book. The plot is out of the usual and the writer builds both tension and atmosphere skillfully. Like other reviewers I could hardly put it down until it was finished, and I hope very much for a Book 2.
AMAZING! Says Ron You feel like your right there beside the characters throughout their whole journey. I would HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone ready for an adventure. There were times while reading this book that my heart would be beating faster. Can't wait for the next book in the series! HIGHLY recommend this book!
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Typical Smashwords publication: where books that are not ready to become books become e-books. This piece is muddled and long, and the author completely loses control of the ending. It is told in first person from the prospective of each character but it is not clear at first that that is what is happening. The characters all have the same voice which is not interesting. Poor execution.
Written in the present tense. Pass this one up.