Immortal Writers

Immortal Writers

by Jill Bowers

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Immortal Writers by Jill Bowers

Young up-and-coming author Liz McKinnen has no idea that her life is about to change forever when she comes home from her first book tour. When she's kidnapped and told by her captors that she has to kill her fantasy book's antagonist, she thinks that she's fallen into the hands of crazy, dangerous fans... until her antagonist sends a real, fire-breathing dragon after her.



Liz is quickly initiated into the Immortal Writers, a group of authors from throughout time whose words have given them eternal life, and whose prose is so powerful that it's brought stories over from the Imagination Field into the Reality Field. As Liz meets authors such as William Shakespeare, JRR Tolkien, Edgar Allan Poe, and Jane Austen, she has to learn how to control magic, fight dragons, and face her own troubled past before her power-hungry villain takes over the world. Will she survive the ultimate battle against the dragon lord whom she created?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780994732170
Publisher: Gizmo Farm Inc.
Publication date: 11/05/2016
Series: Immortal Writers , #1
Pages: 298
Sales rank: 1,203,432
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

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Immortal Writers 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
GRgenius More than 1 year ago
It's a book that takes you behind the eyes of the author and asks/answers that big WHAT IF....what if the characters written, the stories that "came to you"...CAME TO LIFE? What if they were merely creations of your fascinating mind, but stories that echoed across worlds that you were able to hone in on, putting pen to paper and immortalizing them for all the world to enjoy? What if those carefully crafted heroes personifying all the things you wanted in another half was standing right before you? What if that mother figure you created to help you move on from a history that was less than ideal was actually able to support and care for you? What if the villain that embodied all the darkness and evil you could imagine really needed to be defeated...and not simply by your hero, but by YOU... I don't know about you, but seriously...all the what ifs were mind boggling and the extent to which they can (and seemingly WILL) be explored is fascinating. I was bemused by the beginning, wherein apparently some people...yes, Derek, I'm glaring at you...thought they knew best. I was shocked by the followup that quickly turned events in a new direction because really....kidnapping?! What the heck?! I mean, really....didn't see that one coming...thought the reasons why come to light sooner rather than later. I got lost in the world created (or is it captured?) by the author wherein the true power of WORDS is revealed. Can you imagine if your favorite authors, the ones whose work seems to transpose time, place, and page, never truly died? I mean, wow...then getting to meet many of them...mind blown. It's a heady thought, but so is what happens when that writer reaches that status because while the mighty pen strokes they took unleashed their potential, it also unleashed the worlds they created...and they still need to be boxed back up, so to speak. *ahem* Trust me, you've not read a dragon fight until you've flown and fought with J.R.R. Tolkien and Anne Mccaffrey...or Shakespeare for that matter. **copy received for review
Chee24 More than 1 year ago
Immortal Writers kept me intrigued through the whole book to see what happened next. Very well written.
reececo331 More than 1 year ago
Immortal Writers by Jill Bowers Wow what an amazing book. I read the first few chapters mind boggled and happy, only wanting one thing Anne Mccaffrey to be one of the Immortal Writers, Jill Bowers did not let me down. The concept that writers are immortal because of the portrayal of their characters is an old concept, this author takes it one step farther. Writers become immortal because of their ability to write stories allows them to have immortality. It’s a great concept to think about. Jill Bowers does not disappoint in her first choices of authors that she extends this immortality. William Shakespeare is the first immortal author, and the person who greets and welcomes new authors. How many of you would love to not only meet the Bard of Stafford on the Avon, but also to get a chance to meet the characters of not only his tales, but many other authors. The fact that this first book’s characters are from the fantasy genre is a great introductory concept. I recommend this book for lovers of history, fantasy, and writing.
birdladyvm More than 1 year ago
STORY LINE IMMORTAL WRITERS: In Jill Bowers latest novel, Immortal Writers, you will find adventure, action, treachery, and romance. Elizabeth (Liz) McKinnen, returning home from her first successful book tour, will find her life turning 360 degrees from normal. Finding herself kidnapped, Liz believes crazy fanatical fans have abducted her. That is until the fire-breathing dragon and dead famous authors appear. Between William Shakespeare, Curtis the hero from her novel, Edgar Allan Poe, Jane Austen, Earnest Hemingway and others, Liz has no option except to believe. Trained to battle an evil foe from her book, Liz finds herself initiated into the realm of the Immortal Writers. Grab a comfort chair and your favorite beverage. My fantasy contemporary novel review of Immortal Writers follows. CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, AND DEVELOPMENT: To begin with, I must say the premise of Immortal Writers is original and different. Fantasy novels are not my usual genre. However, I found this book interesting. Bowers original story-line grabbed me from the beginning of the book. Also, Bowers, created a strong heroine in Liz. Although she has issues to resolve, she stands firm to fight for right. Furthermore, author Jill Bowers, created a clean story-line suitable for 13+ age group. The romance is clean without the use of sex to sell the story-line. As a result of the twists and turns in the novel, I could not stop reading. I needed to know what would happen next. Bowers, included a book club question guide in the back which would facilitate a discussion group. IMMORTAL WRITERS RECOMMENDATION: STARS 4 In addition, I gave Immortal Writers 4 well-deserved stars. Suitable for almost any age, the reader will find a clean story suitable for individuals or book club reading. FINALLY PLEASE NOTE: Additionally, I received this book from Netgalley, and chose to review the book with an honest contemporary fantasy novel review. Lastly, book reviews of any novel are dependent on the book review author’s opinion. Consequently, all book reviews on-line and on my blog, are my opinion. Without a doubt, the ARC did not affect my voluntary contemporary fantasy novel review.
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
What a very different, enthralling read this proved to be - a great start to an innovative series which I really look forward to reading more in futureI Eighteen year old Liz McKinnen has a traumatic past but she's a highly skilled fantasy author, has had her first novel win a prestigious and lucrative award and returned home from a tiring but successful book tour. She keeps seeing a strange man following her around but still hadn't anticipated the events which occur during her first evening home. Mind you, nor had she ever foreseen her characters - good and evil -coming to life. Now she's been kidnapped, taken to a mysterious castle and met some of the authors she's always admired - including Shakespeare and one of my all time favourite fantasy authors, Anne MacCaffrey (If you haven't read her books, they're well worth checking out if you enjoy fabulous fantasy novels). With her dangerous protagonist, Kenric,the Dragon Lord, threatening both the Imagination and Reality Fields, she is going to battle the fearsome dragons she created to prevent him taking over the world. There are references to many authors whose books I've read and enjoyed throughout this imaginative novel. Get ready to eat chocolate from the factory of Willy Wonka, to here from John Tolkein, Jane Austen and many others deemed to be authors whose words were powerful enough to give them - and their most prominent characters - immortality. Initially disbelieving what she's been told, meeting Shakespeare and characters from her own novels is enough to convince Liz that she needs to fight the battle. Her training, in both swordsmanship and the use of magic, are key to helping her and her new friends survive and to defeat their foe. With different dragons, danger and romance, this is a brilliantly entertaining and action packed novel I thoroughly enjoyed reading and have no hesitation in highly recommending. I'll certainly be looking out for more from this author in future! Many thanks to the publishers and NetGalley for gifting me an ARC of this novel. This is my honest opinion after reading it.
Rosemary-Standeven More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful light fantasy read for anyone whole loves books – fantasy, scifi and/or great literature. Because of her extraordinary writing ability, the heroine, Liz McKenna, is initiated into the Immortal Writers – by none other than William Shakespeare. Her characters have come to life: her super-gorgeous hero Curtis; Healer; and Rob; not to mention her evil Dragonlord, Kenric. Kenric is set on real-world domination, and only his creator – Liz – can properly defeat him and save our world from his depredations. To do this she must embrace her literary talent, and her new found magical skills, and go through a rigorous training programme orchestrated by Curtis and Healer. There is so much name dropping in the Immortal Writers – all those greats that you would love to meet: Jane Austen, Dostoyevsky, HG Wells, Hemmingway, Douglas Adams, Lewis Carroll… and those you may not be so keen on meeting, such as Edgar Alan Poe with his Raven. Each writer comes with his (or her) own idiosyncrasies. But it is Shakespeare, Tolkein (talking to himself in elvish) and the wonderful Anne McCaffrey (complete with her own dragons) who are pivotal in Liz’s final battle with Kenric. I love the idea of the great writers becoming immortal through their words, and their characters coming to life. As with Liz, it would be fantastic (in most cases) to actually meet your creations, though I am not sure that Horror writers would agree. The whole story line is very well thought out, and shows a healthy knowledge of great literature. The Castle for the Immortals is kept up by the combined skills of the fantasy and scifi writers (“You’re a fantasy author,” Wells replied. “You’re not tough enough to handle this technology.”). And it certainly helps that the inhabitants are quite capable of writing anything needed into existence. One of my favourite passages in the book was: “From the hole came a monstrous, reptilian head. It opened its jaws and, with a snicker-snack, it grabbed the Caller (an evil dragon) in its maw. It seemed to grin at Liz from below and then sank back into the pit. The rabbit hole disappeared.” Liz soon leaves her everyday life behind – along with her overbearing boyfriend, Derek. Anyone who orders for his girlfriend at a restaurant deserves to be dumped. She is drawn into the Writers’ world along with the characters that she created. Her fantasy world has 7 different types of dragon – all deadly and all now appearing in the real world. Only now does Liz appreciate the horrors of the monsters that she has created: “Why had she made this thing so impossible to kill? What had she been thinking when she made that up?”. This is a wonderful story that draws you in, and makes you hope that some of it might be true – not the deadly dragons, but the Immortal Writers and their castle, and at least some of their characters. Who would you put in the Immortal Writers Club? I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review