Monday, November 07, 2016

Review: Immortal Writers by Jill Bowers

Immortal Writers


Young up-and-coming author Liz McKinnen has no idea that her life is about to change forever when she comes home from her first book tour. When she's kidnapped and told by her captors that she has to kill her fantasy book's antagonist, she thinks that she's fallen into the hands of crazy, dangerous fans... until her antagonist sends a real, fire-breathing dragon after her. Liz is quickly initiated into the Immortal Writers, a group of authors from throughout time whose words have given them eternal life, and whose prose is so powerful that it's brought stories over from the Imagination Field into the Reality Field. As Liz meets authors such as William Shakespeare, JRR Tolkien, Edgar Allan Poe, and Jane Austen, she has to learn how to control magic, fight dragons, and face her own troubled past before her power-hungry villain takes over the world. Will she survive the ultimate battle against the dragon lord whom she created?


Even though the story line was very good I had a hard time connecting with the characters. It's quite interesting book, but I couldn't help but feel as if something was missing. I'm not sure what but I think it's because characters are not so well-developed. Otherwise it's a good read. I liked the concept of immortal writers, it's quite enjoyable to read about. And I'm sure people who enjoy a good fantasy will like this book.

Liz can't believe what she is hearing. These people want her to believe that she is actually meeting the famous authors of all times. How is that even possible? Unfortunately for her, she soon realises the truth of it. It's unfortunate because not only she finds out that she is immortal but also that her characters are coming to life. If it were only the heroes there wouldn't have been any issue but villains are real too. And now she must be the hero in order to defeat the villain she created herself. She has no ides how she is going to do it but she will try her best. With the help of her creations Liz learns to control her magic and how to fight. After all she will have to fight one of the worst villains ever created, all thanks to her.

P.S. By the way, Jane Austen gives excellent advice. ;)