While on the run from Empire guards, Will Hawthorne and his band of adventurers are somehow transported to a mysterious land beyond any map they've ever seen. More bizarre still is the discovery that the people of this land are locked in mortal conflict with an army of monstrous, invading... goblins!
Will, naturally, doesn't believe in goblins, or didn't until they start trying to kill him, and he's increasingly disenchanted with the glamorous and courtly "fair folk" whose side he seems to be on. In truth, the fair folk aren't too keen on him either, preferring Garnet's brand of heroism and Renthrette's beauty. But with Orgos and Mithos taken by the goblins and Lisha no where to be found, Will has to make the best of things. Unless he can figure out what on earth is going on, of course...
Will Power is a funny and fleet-footed stand-alone fantasy featuring the characters readers grew to love in Act of Will in an all-new adventure about the danger of first impressions.
A Kirkus Reviews pick for the best SF and fantasy of 2010!
"All of the fast pacing, outrageous dilemmas, and sharp, cynical humor [of Act of Will] are back in full force." Publishers Weekly
|Publisher:||Dystel & Goderich Literary Management|
|Product dimensions:||5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.74(d)|
About the Author
British-born writer A.J. HARTLEY is the Distinguished Professor of Shakespeare in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. As well as being a novelist and academic, he is a screenwriter, theatre director, and dramaturge. He is married with a son, and lives in Charlotte.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Diamond Empire guards have Will Hawthorne and his gang of thieves at the Waterman, he knows they are lost as the doors crash open. However, they escape as they scatter across the city. Will owes his life to Mithos. At the Fisherman's Arms, they meet Ambassador Linassi who manages to get them out of the city. When Linassi's coach stops, Will or Mithos has no idea where they are as this land is different than anything he has ever seen. He and his comrade are welcomed by the Fair Folk who are at war with the Goblins. Since the fair Folk are very nice to them and look human while the enemy looks like a horror version of Goblins, the outsiders assume they are on the side of the good guys. However, Will begins to doubt what he initially accepted as gospel although the beer is quite good. This is a superb tale as the antihero manages to land in one misadventure after another. The story line is incredibly fast-paced and the incidents purposely exaggerated. With the jocular escapades, fans will toast (with beer of course) as A.J. Hartley cleverly weaves throughout the strong saga a warning to never judge a book by its cover as Will begins to wonder who the monsters truly are Harriet Klausner