Most stories begin with either an unforeseen turn of events or a problem.
Krank has a problem. For centuries, the people of the island have lived on the animals and plants to be found there. It was bliss and so the population grew. It was not until very recently anyone noticed that the quantity of plants and animals had not. The delicate balance of the ecosystem has tipped and food is dwindling.
The King assigned the island’s two resident self-proclaimed geniuses, the Creators, to find a solution. The fruits of their labour ripen into the invention of the world’s first aquatic transportation device and promises to provide passage from the island to search further afield for food and resources.
So, there it is. Problem solved. End of story. Barring any unforeseen turn of events…
UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Divine-Invention-Heros-Arc-Book-ebook/dp/B01BU60DOA
US – https://www.amazon.com/Divine-Invention-Heros-Arc-Book-ebook/dp/B01BU60DOA
My Thoughts and Review;
This was a fantasy and satire rolled into one. A book that didn’t make me laugh out loud, but rather chuckle to myself; which was strangely more satisfying. A book for our times with environmental crisis looking over our shoulders!
It concerns the island state of Krank, a paradise where the eco-system is tipping out of balance. This island is ruled by King Codrich, or rather his Queen Arburella. Then they’re the creators Edin and Koel who are charged with building a floyancy,( a boat to you and me), to seek out new lands and new sources of food etc. Their is one problem with this; at the great launch they make one mistake and leave behind the means of steering the boat. So the are at the mercies of the wind, tides and fate. Soon they are strangers on a strange shore. Another character who is central to the story is Aereon. He is everyones’ whipping boy. When things go wrong blame Aereon; when things are good claim the credit for yourself. A well written comic fantasy, satirical and comic in turns. Good writing and well rounded characters. The first book in the Hero’s Arc. As I have said I really enjoyed this tale and look forward to book two. Give it a go. Well done Linden!
Author Bio –
Linden Forster began writing at the age of seventeen. Divine Invention is his debut novel and it took seven years from the idea conjuring at the back of an English class to reaching the page.
Since then, writing has become his dream and passion. His sequel is finished and awaiting publication, while he types the third in a darkened room.
He is a lover of nature and enjoys walks in the country and often ventures out armed with a notepad and pen.
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