It is time to play a Wild Card! Every now and then, a book that I have chosen to read is going to pop up as a FIRST Wild Card Tour. Get dealt into the game! (Just click the button!) Wild Card Tours feature an author and his/her book's FIRST chapter!
You never know when I might play a wild card on you!
Today's Wild Card author is:
and the book:
SaltRiver (August 20, 2008)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
A motorcyclist and former rock band roadie turned Anglican minister, Graham Peter (G. P.) Taylor has been hailed as "hotter than Potter" and "the new C. S. Lewis" in the United Kingdom. His first novel, Shadowmancer, reached #1 on the New York Times bestseller list in 2004 and has been translated into 48 languages. His other novels include Wormwood (another New York Times bestseller which was nominated for a Quill book award), The Shadowmancer Returns: The Curse of Salamander Street, Tersias the Oracle, and Mariah Mundi. Taylor currently resides in North Yorkshire with his wife and three children.
Visit the author's website.
List Price: $ 19.99
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: SaltRiver (August 20, 2008)
AND NOW...THE FIRST CHAPTER:
Sorry that this is a bit late. My week so far has been a bit hectic.
I enjoyed this book a lot. I read some of it while I was on the bus, and I zoned out to everything that was around me. It sucked me in and kept me reading.
I was a little bit creeped out when they were talking about spirits talking to them, but that was explained later on. Also, I thought that some of the people in there were a bit twisted.*
The layout of the book is fantastic! It combines pages of pictures/comics with pages of text. I think it would be really great for pre-teens and teens that are not really into reading books. It gives visuals while enticing you to read the text.
* I read this book last week, and unfortunately I didn't write a review of it straight away. This is my impression as I remember it :)