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Book Ideas: The Library of the Unwritten, by A. J. Hackwith (2019).

This looks like it could be quite good 📚😊📖👌💫

Abstract

Many years ago, Claire was named Head Librarian of the Unwritten Wing– a neutral space in Hell where all the stories unfinished by their authors reside. Her job consists mainly of repairing and organizing books, but also of keeping an eye on restless stories that risk materializing as characters and escaping the library. When a Hero escapes from his book and goes in search of his author, Claire must track and capture him with the help of former muse and current assistant Brevity and nervous demon courier Leto.

But what should have been a simple retrieval goes horrifyingly wrong when the terrifyingly angelic Ramiel attacks them, convinced that they hold the Devil’s Bible. The text of the Devil’s Bible is a powerful weapon in the power struggle between Heaven and Hell, so it falls to the librarians to find a book with the power to reshape the boundaries between Heaven, Hell….and Earth.

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Book Suggestions: The Pale Swordsman, Robert Ryan (2018).

Ancient evil wakes from eons old sleep, and pits its strength against the world of man…

Abstract

Brand, exiled since his youth from the land he should rightfully rule, returns home. But nothing is as it seems, and the usurper who murdered his parents and sent countless assassins to kill him is not his greatest threat.

A magician serves the usurper, and his power is of a kind both deadly and rare. Brand does not know of his existence, but the magician divines his coming and his purpose. He cannot let Brand live, for he is the sort of man who can tumble thrones and challenge fate itself.

Brand, intent on righting past wrongs, gathers an army as he journeys. But enemies beset him. Beasts of magic hunt him. And the pale swordsman who is not a man stalks him across the land. Brand enters a world of magic, a time of chaos and a crossroads of destiny. For a dark shadow of evil reaches forth to conquer, and one man will not stop it, nor will one kingdom sate its lust for dominion…

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Book Review: Origin, by Dan Brown (2017).

What an adventure! Admittedly I have spent a lot of time confused with this book. Most of the concepts and language way over my head, and way too much to Google and continue to read with fluency. However, as Dan Brown has the knack of doing, he gives readers just enough knowledge to understand the main concepts if read carefully. This is definitely well worth the read. So much so that I believe it to be in the category of his previous novel The Da Vinci Code.

Throughout this novel, readers follow the story of Robert Langdon the infamous professor as he and yet another ”lady friend” enter into a dangerous mission to broadcast their dear friend’s unique announcement to the entire world. With the help of Winston the Super Computer that has capabilities beyond anyone wildest dreams, they are able to show the world what Edmond Kirsch had been trying to tell the world before he is… stopped.

Although much of the novel is filled with problem-solving and jetting across the countryside there is an obvious romance and bromance amongst the main characters. This helps to keep the story flowing when some of the cryptic intelligence spews across the page and increased concentration is required to keep up.

As I have mentioned numerous times I found the overall story confusing as a lot of it was simply beyond my understanding. However, I have to acknowledge that the ideas portrayed have definitely have caused a lot of thought surrounding the questions ”Where did we come from? Where are we going?”.

Overall this has been an interesting and enjoyable read that I believe most fantasy lovers would enjoy. I would recommend this book to the older age group although young adults could find this interesting provided they are set for a challenge. I give this book a rating of 8.5/10 stars.

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