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fridaybookshareThis is a wonderful new meme created by Shelley Wilson. Anyone can join in. Just answer the following F.R.I.D.A.Y. questions based on the book you’re either currently reading or have just finished reading. Use the hashtag #FridayBookShare and remember to tag Shelley (@ShelleyWilson72)

  • First line of the book.
  • Recruit fans by adding the book blurb.
  • Introduce the main character using only three words.
  • Delightful design (add the cover image of the book).
  • Audience appeal (who would enjoy reading this book?)
  • Your favourite line/scene

This week I’ve been reading David Bridger’s new fantasy release, Storywalker.


First line of the book

Molly relied upon herself. Always had, for her entire thirty years, ever since someone left her wrapped in a baby blanket on a chair in St. Matthew’s church.

Recruit fans by adding the book blurb

Part-time librarian Molly Matthews lives with the painful and exhausting chronic illness ME. The condition has broken every part of her life, except that she has plenty of time to escape into books. Especially her favorite fantasy series, Tamass the Fearless.

And when Molly escapes, she really escapes, because she possesses a rare talent that allows her to enter a book and meet its characters and share their adventures. Molly is a Storywalker.

Novelist Paul Best doesn’t walk in stories, but he’s always been good at making them up. At least, that’s what he believes, until he learns that he’s spent years unconsciously channelling the life of his unknown twin brother Tamass as the hero of his successful series.

When Tamass turns up at Paul’s door one dark and stormy night with murderous demons on his tail, it’s the start of a frantic multiverse-hopping adventure.

And then there’s Molly Matthews, one of Paul’s readers, a woman who is so quietly ill in one world that she’s nearly invisible, but who is seen riding a warrior dragon in other worlds.

A generation ago, the ruthless demon Baron Rake put an end to the snooping of Paul’s and Tamass’s parents into his plans to enslave the multiverse. He is furious when their sons and Molly pick up the investigation again just when he’s about to make his final move.

Separately, and each with the help of friends old and new, Molly and Paul cross worlds that leak people, creatures, and mythologies back and forth, and their paths converge as they fight against impossible odds ot save their entire multiverse.

Introduce the main character using only three words

Illness, strength, character

Delightful design (add the cover image of the book)

Audience appeal (who would enjoy reading this book?)

This series would appeal to readers who enjoy epic-themed YA fantasy with an emotionally and/or physically challenged cast of characters

Your favourite line/scene

 

Someone hammered something hard and heavy three times against the front door.

“What the…?” Paul started to rise from his seat.

Mary was already on her way. “I’ll go.”

She left the dining room door open and they listened to murmuring voices that were almost drowned by the storm battering the house.

The front door clicked shut and Mary walked back in with a pale and shocked expression on her face. She switched on the room lights as she entered, and her eyes bored into Bob’s as if she was trying to communicate something to him without words.

She was followed by two soaking wet figures, a delicate woman wearing a long blue velvet cloak, and a tall, impressively built man dressed up like a medieval warrior, complete with a finely wrought chain mail tunic over plaid trousers, and a coarse-knit dark cloak with a deep hood that kept his face in shadow even under the electric glare of the room lights.

The man stood confidently with his back to the fire and his big booted feet planted apart, dripping rainwater on the rug, one hand resting easily on the pommel of a huge sword in a carved leather scabbard at his side.

He pushed back his hood.

Paul gasped. apart from the stranger’s full beard andheavy muscular build, it was like looking in the mirror.

The warrior fixed Paul with a curious stare. “I’m told we are brothers. My name is Tamass.”

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