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The Adventures of Willowby Went: Book Review

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Summary:
This is definitely a fantasy novel. Being a Tolkien fan, I found many
days of enjoyable reading here in J.S. Harrison’s world. This is a place
that is crowded with Fairies, Leprechauns, friendly Trolls and Ogres,
Wizards, Knights, Dragons, Vampire assassins, large evil black rabbits
and ghouls along with Men, Dwarves, Elves and Trofkins...


Keywords:
fantasy, adventure, fiction


Article Body:
This is definitely a fantasy novel. Being a Tolkien fan, I found many
days of enjoyable reading here in J.S. Harrison’s world. This is a place
that is crowded with Fairies, Leprechauns, friendly Trolls and Ogres,
Wizards, Knights, Dragons, Vampire assassins, large evil black rabbits
and ghouls along with Men, Dwarves, Elves and Trofkins.

With an anti-racist sentimism, the author places many different races
together to embark on a journey that may bring hope to the people of
Werdanbabadood and to save their world from the Evil Wizard, Sardego.
This strange mixture of people go through many trials and adventures to
find the Knights, only to arrive at a time when so few were able to come
to their aide. Regardless of the odds, they carry on and work together in
a desperate effort to break the magic staff of Sardego and end his war
mongering.

Though everyone plays a very important part in the interwoven web of
events, it is the Trofkins, a tree-dwelling people of writers and lovers
of food and mischief, who are the heroes of the world. This race was
thought unlikely to produce heroes, being a people of many social
constraints and clear definitions of what is proper or not. Yet with war
on their doorstep, they had little choice but place their only hope in
their young chieftain-to-be, the one Trofkin who seemed the least likely
to be responsible enough to accomplish this dangerous task. Young
Willowby goes far beyond any expectation the Trofkin could have had for
even the greatest of their kind. He proves his worth to himself and his
people and gains the necessary confidence to rule with a fair, yet just
hand.

I very much enjoyed J.S. Harrison’s writing style. It was like being
drawn into a big sitting room with a large fireplace, where a deep
grandfatherly voice tells the story of Willowby Went. Then without
realizing it, I felt sucked into the scenery and it was if I had become
the cameraperson at a real, live historical event. It was an effort to
put aside the book to carry on with my own tasks!
Keep an eye out for future work by J.S. Harrison folks! I have a feeling
he’s going to be one of the ‘great’ writers of our era."

				
Monika Kamal Monika Kamal Jesus http://ineed4u.blogspot.com/
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