Transported inexplicably to another place and time, Mike de Wolf finds himself the villain in a novel that his friend Horace is writing. Mike becomes Miguel de Lobo...and he's fighting for his life on the Spanish Main.
Mike-as-Miguel no sooner escapes the enemy than he falls in love with the beautiful woman who rescued him. Meanwhile, back in present day New York, the author plots Miguel's demise, blind to what it means to Mike. Luckily, Mike discovers a way he can exit the book, but to do so means leaving the woman he adores. To stay means certain death.
"Hubbard is a superlative storyteller with total mastery of plot and pacing." (Publishers Weekly)
|Publisher:||Galaxy Press, LLC|
|Edition description:||Second Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.47(d)|
|Age Range:||11 Years|
About the Author
With 19 New York Times bestsellers and more than 230 million copies of his works in circulation, L. Ron Hubbard is among the most acclaimed and widely read authors of our time. As a leading light of American Pulp Fiction through the 1930s and '40s, he is further among the most influential authors of the modern age. Indeed, from Ray Bradbury to Stephen King, there is scarcely a master of imaginative tales who has not paid tribute to L. Ron Hubbard.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A Very Enjoyable Swashbuckling Fantasy Adventure. This novella by Hubbard is extremely fun and entertaining. And, yes I did say swashbuckling (as in pirates) and fantasy. The story, written in 1940, is quite original and is very much along the lines of tales that are found in, for those who remember, Rod Serling's "The Twilight Zone." The protagonist, a struggling New York pianist named Mike de Wolf, suddenly finds himself on a Caribbean beach as a 17th century villain (Spanish Admiral and Pirate, Miguel de Lobo) in his friend's (Horace Hackett) upcoming but behind-the-deadline high-seas novel, "Blood and Loot." Knowing as he does the fate of the bad guy in virtually anything written by his friend, Mike must use what little free will he finds that he has in order to work out his hoped-for escape from the inevitable. To make matters worse, there are those times when Horace changes his mind and, thus, changes the story, further complicating Mike’s plight. Along the way, Mike’s encounters in this fictional, yet possibly deadly for him, world are expertly handled. A very enjoyable escape from the every day world and recommended to anyone, especially adventure, fantasy and science fiction readers.
Oooo this was a lot of fun. A very good imaginative novel. I enjoyed the gimmick of the pianist being stuck in the novel of a not so polished writer musing on that plot in which he is stuck. Good laughs and suspense! Nicely done in many ways
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