Anumal Empire: Lazarball

Anumal Empire: Lazarball

by David Ayres, Darren Jacobs

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940014561617
Publisher: Lazarball LTD
Publication date: 04/18/2012
Series: Anumal Empire , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 252
File size: 274 KB

About the Author

David was born in Ashford, Middlesex, but has lived in Bradford, England for most of his life.

He has a BA Honors Degree in English Language and Literature.

As well as writing the Anumal Empire series, David is an actor, a singer in a metal band, and also teaches martial arts.

In what little time he has left, David also has two children, and is the owner of two basset hounds as well. Pick which ones you think are the biggest handful.
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Darren was born in England.

After finishing his A-levels, he studied Performing Arts in London on scholarship.

Since then Darren has been lucky enough to travel the world, meet lots of interesting people, and do the kind of acting jobs he always wished he could as a kid.

Darren recently moved to Los Angeles.

This is his first novel.

For more info see:

darrenjacobs.com
Twitter:@darrenjcbs
instagram:@darrenjcbs

Darren's Actor page is on Facebook

anumalempire.com

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Anumal Empire - Lazarball 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Lily_F More than 1 year ago
I first came across this novel on a fellow blogger's site, The Selkie Reads Stories. I absolutely LOVED the cover, enjoyed the review, added this to my ever growing 'to read' list, and left an excited comment on their post. David, one of the writers of this novel contacted me asking if I would like to read and review their novel! Heck Ya!!! I only got to it this month unfortunately, but so glad when I finally did. This book is a smorgasbord of AWESOMENESS! I loved that the story didn't really focus a lot about the past, and how the anumals came to be. Humans are extinct and the world is a much changed place. There is a multitude of colorful characters of every type of animal/human mix you can think of. The main character definitely stood out, with his lion features. He falls into the stereotypical underdog category... always beaten down, but always gets up, shakes his mane, and off he goes again. And you want him to succeed. I couldn't help but envision one of my favorite childhood cartoons - Thundercats! Thundercats!! Heeheee! There were a lot of cat anumals in this book, and that is why I thought of it. As you read though, you kind of forget that they are DNA mixed. I found myself picturing them as humans in my mind. But that is only because, they are very much human in emotions and behavior, if not necessarily in appearance. The storyline is very engaging and exciting. A novel, whose type, I have not really read before. I kept thinking... 'Someone please make a cartoon series out of this! Or a movie or something!" because it is SO cinematic. Though I did not have a lot of trouble visualizing the characters in their described form, the added pleasure of art work in the novel was awesome! I really enjoyed ending a chapter, and coming to another piece of artwork before beginning the next. David and Darren have an amazing site for Anumal Empire which I listed below for you guys to check out, and you should. There is some artwork not included in the novel that is really cool and worth a look. I would recommend this book for all ages. I can see this novel being really attractive to young male readers or young at heart, but if you have a sense of adventure like I do, you will love the world inside these pages, and the characters that were brought to life in it, regardless of your sex and age. Really looking forward to the next installment, because (damn you, David & Darren) we are left with a cryptic warning as our main character walks off into the desert towards his next adventure. Even without the cliffhanger, I would be eager to get my hands on the next book of the series. *I received a eBook copy of this book for free to review from the author; this in no way influenced my review, all opinions are 100% honest and my own.*
Ratbruce More than 1 year ago
I don't normally read fantasy but was intrigued by the concept of a post-human world and the Hunger Gamesish Lazarball event. I figured I would give it one chapter and see. I was hooked. The characters, the setting and the tidbits of information the authors serve up as teasers of what is to come (or what's happened in the past) kept me reading. The Anumals are so real and have such human characteristics that I frequently forgot they are lions, or badgers, etc. This is book one in what is obviously going to be a series. I highly recommend it to fantasy readers or fans of the Hunger Games.
phanfromlondon More than 1 year ago
I knew these guys in London. Tremendous work. Certainly worth the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was the fantastical breath of fresh air I needed.  Thank you! I was drawn into the strange and beautiful tale and kept hooked until the brilliant end.  Very recommended to all!