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The Myth Hunters by Christopher Golden

February 1st, 2006 (10:30 pm)

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Oliver Bascombe has already become a lawyer because that is what his father wanted. Now, he is about to get married to a woman that his father approves of, and though he loves her, he is having second thoughts. The night before his wedding, Oliver finds himself watching the blizzard outside when Jack Frost himself blows in and asks for help.

Before he knows it, Oliver is taken behind The Veil and into another reality where characters from myths of long ago live -- and die. Oliver must embrace this new world and conquer his old fears and new foes.

The Myth Hunters is urban fantasy defined: detailed, engrossing, twisting the myths of yesteryear with contemporary characters. This fast-paced novel, the first in a promised trilogy, is quite the page turner. Readers will root for Oliver and be intrigued by the multitude of characters, the vivid imagery, and the storylines taking place on both sides of The Veil.

Christopher Golden, as always, is an amazing author. I cannot recommend his works highly enough. Fans of Charles deLint and Neil Gaiman (especially American Gods) must read this book -- then check out his previous books, if they haven't already!

Join Oliver on this magical, mythical journey. You won't be disappointed.

Give this review a positive vote at Amazon!

This review was also published at ARWZ.


Posted by: Kathleen (scarlet_tearz)
Posted at: March 4th, 2006 05:54 pm (UTC)

I found your livejournal through googling veronica mars and then going to your website (http://www.slayground.net/yourgirl/), I loved this review on 'The Myth Hunters' and instantly wanted to read the book, unfortunately for me I live in Australia and there doesn't seem to be any stockists of this book in the state I live in. Sydney (in New South Wales - a diff. state to me) has some though so I may be able to order it online from there.

Anyway, loved the review, it was helpful to me, and if it's okay with you im going to add you to my friends list (as reading books are a great interest of mine too obviously), you dont have to add me back or anything. I dont know if my journal would be much interest to you most of the time anyway, but if you do want to feel free.

Oh and if you don't want to be added for whatever reason then just reply to this comment saying so and ill 'un-add' you.

Kat. :)

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: March 4th, 2006 06:08 pm (UTC)

Thank you for the kind words, and thank you for adding me. I am glad that you liked the review. I hope that the book arrives on your side of the world shortly.

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