Evensong

Evensong

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by Krista Walsh
     
 

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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

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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?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781495391460
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
01/30/2014
Pages:
316
Sales rank:
926,520
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.71(d)

Meet the Author

Known for witty, vivid characters, Krista Walsh never has more fun than getting them into trouble and taking her time getting them out. After publishing a few short stories and novellas in various anthologies, she has now released her own anthology, the serial collection Greylands.

When not writing, or working at her day job, she can be found reading, gaming, or watching a film - anything to get lost in a good story.

She currently lives in Ottawa, Ontario.

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Evensong (Meratis Trilogy, #1) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
KathiLS More than 1 year ago
I love when an author surprises me. You know, those times when you're reading and you get all smug-like because you think you have things pretty much figured out. Yeah, you are the master detective, all right. Then next thing you know…well, somewhere there's an author having a good laugh at your expense because they just proved you wrong. Krista Walsh is just such an author, and EVENSONG is just such a book. Every time I was sure I knew what was coming, the proverbial rug was pulled out from under me. Pretty soon I just gave up guessing, and let myself be carried away by the story and the characters, and what an adventure they took me on. EVENSONG is the story of Jeff Powell, an author who gets shanghaied into his imaginary world by his very own characters. Being a basically rational man, he of course suspects he's simply snapped his bean due to the stress of looming deadlines, an annoyed agent, and a difficult scene he needs to write. Everything you *think* is going to happen from that point forward...doesn't. And for Jeff Powell, everything he thinks *should* happen...doesn't. I like a story that takes me someplace I didn't expect, and EVENSONG does just that. Krista creates a cast of unforgettable characters that will make you care deeply about what happens to them, just as Jeff begins to do on his journey. Witty dialog always wins me over, and Krista is a master at it. The worlds she creates are rich in detail, full of the sights, sounds, and smells that make you feel as though you're actually there. This was one of those books that was just a joy to lose myself in. I kept wondering what this author had up her sleeve next. Guessing did me no good, I was always wrong. I didn't always like where she took me, but the sign of a good author is one who can make the reader care enough about their characters and the story they have to tell, that at times they must resist the temptation to throw the Kindle across the room. Or send the authors Tweets or FB posts telling them how evil they are. Yeah, I may have done that. EVENSONG is the first book in the MERATIS TRILOGY and I'm looking forward to the next installment. If you like fantasy that transports you, makes you think, and keeps you guessing, then you'll want to grab a copy of EVENSONG and settle in for the adventure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this story. It is original and well told. I would prrefer it if the use of swear words was not there. It detracts from the story and is not needed.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Great read & enjoyed the story!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting idea with good execution
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the idea the book and it was easy for me to read. But for as much as it was implied that Jeff's heroes were awesome warriors, they kinda laid down and took it. Jeff increasingly became annoying and the ending seemed sudden and lacked closure. I do not think I'll follow up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait to start the second book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story was not bad but the story line has been done to death. So all in all a good book for teenagers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
loved the first book ordered the second and third
kate53035 More than 1 year ago
Liked the story line enjoyed the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story, love the characters and the plot development.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First book was free...paid for other two of trilogy. Well worth it...totally enjoyed this series, as well as all the characters and author's writing style.
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One of the most original books ever! Loved both of the books in this series!! More please!
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DazThreeNine More than 1 year ago
What usually stands out in a debut novel is the abundance of just about everything: unusual character names, clever ideas, use of magic or other effects (genre applicable), and lots of bits of plot. The trick appears to be to play down some of the wilder thoughts that creep into the story, while still retaining the exuberance of a fledgling attempt on a genre and story type. Krista manages this very well; you won't be flicking back a few pages to work out why you don't understand that passage about a magical spell you've just read, and the plot, while allowing for future options (who doesn't want to see the big bad guy make a return eventually?!) doesn't amble off into randomness. There's some decidedly non-standard use of creatures, and some well-developed relationships that hold the interest. I liked the premise - a very clever one of having Jeff the 'author' of the piece trapped inside his own story - his own shortcomings as a writer are laid bare and used against him - some of his characters have developed lives and events he never wrote, a subconscious overcoming of his own simplified black and white approach to his main plot strands. By the end, Jeff appears to have learned valuable lessons in how he needs to think more like his characters and let them live in the pages. A promising tale - I hope there are more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
With many thanks to BookBub, I truly enjoyed this excellent new twist on the fantasy novel. Great characters, great action and plenty of twists to keep you fully involved throughout the book. Looking forward to the next chapter in this series! Definitely worth your time and money!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
couldn't get into this and I dumped it in the first chapter!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cant wait to read more. What a thrill it would be to become part of a story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You people should just read this novel yourselves and write your own review on this novel. I really enjoyed reading this novel very much. ShelleyMA