Evensong (Meritas Trilogy Book 1)
Krista Walsh earned 5 stars and more with this one as far as I’m concerned. She takes a deep dream of mine, to enter the worlds I create (or others have, Hello Middle Earth) and spins a tale that is gripping. I devoured this book as quickly as I could, stealing a page or two every chance I got.
Jeff Powell is an above average author of fiction working on the fourth, and as far as he is concerned final, book in his successful fantasy series. As tension and potential tragedy mount in his writing, Jeff looks forward to moving on to other projects. His current project will have none of that as Jeff awakens to find himself trapped in his creation. At least, these are the characters and locales he ‘thinks’ he created.
After getting to know the people he had told stories of in the flesh, Jeff begins to doubt his own sanity. Is he dreaming? Is this one big hallucination? Or is it possible that Jeff didn’t create the world, he is merely telling and influencing a small part of it.
Time is running out for Jeff to fix the disasters he has forced upon the realm of Feldall as a mysterious force from Feldall’s past is seeking to gain control of Jeff and the entire realm. Now Jeff must save his characters, himself, and the woman from his realm that he loves before it is too late.
If you like swords and sorcery fantasy you will find much to love about this book. It has all the classic elements, with the added twist of getting to see the Author interact with his characters. I highly recommend this book.
Evensong on Amazon As of 3/17/2016 you can pickup Evensong for Free on Kindle. Who knows how long this deal will last.