I really enjoyed this book, got it after hearing good things about on the parkour scene. Theres an author request asking readers to push it forward to help generate exposure. Well this is my way of helping him out lol!!
If youre a fantasy addict this should be your kinda thing :)
Hope you enjoy the read.
'Who is Charlie Keeper?' is the artfully addictive fantasy novel by Marcus Alexander that tells the tale of Charlie, an iron-willed, twelve year old girl suffering an unjust and unhappy fate.
Forced to flee her home in the gloomy, rain-drenched landscape of London by a bloodthirsty and terrifying new foe, she escapes to the vibrant, parallel land of Bellania with nothing more than her common sense and razor-sharp wits to keep her safe. Bellania, a land of myth, magic and marauding giants with bad attitude and poor anger management.
With the fate of a world resting squarely upon her shoulders Charlie must learn about her destiny in order to defeat Bane, the Stoman Lord.
And even with all the unspeakable betrayals, vicious enemies and terrible odds that are stacked against her, Charlie could probably succeed... ...if only she could learn to keep her big mouth shut and her opinions to herself.
Who is Charlie Keeper? is first in the Bellania Trilogy, Charlie Keeper and the Darkness is due to be released end of '09
And here are the reviews:
"...Sheer imagination alone does not make this a great book - but the author's ability to write in such a far-reaching, provocative and enthralling manner does. Charlie is a fantastic heroine. Bellania is a wonderfully dense and mysterious place, and Alexander can give himself a pat on the back for a job magnificently well done. Better than Rowling..." The Truth About Books
'...exhales a well-aimed breath of fresh air into the stuffy, often male dominated format that has held the fantasy genre back for so many years. JK Rowling picked up the genre and took it into a wide new world with the phenomenon that was Harry Potter; books such as Who is Charlie Keeper? will keep the momentum going as fantasy literature becomes a form that can be read and enjoyed by both sexes, regardless of age..." Fantasy Book Review
"...One of the best books I have read this year..." Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
"...OMG, this is a serious A-list book. Read it now or wait for it to get turned into a movie! I've only just turned the last page and I'm looking forward to the sequel!..." Latest Amazon Customer Reviews
"...Even though the book is self published you can definitely compare the author to the likes of J K Rowling, Tolkien and Prachett - it really does have that much potential. The lead character is a girl but she must be the coolest lead character the team at Doodled Books has ever come across..." Doodled Books