Across the sea lies a newly discovered continent, a world whose forests and beasts are unknown to the recorded memory of elves, dwarves, or men.
In this land called Mira, the brutal sacking of a young colony links the fates of two opposite characters: a twelve-year-old printer's son named Simon Jones and his long-lost uncle Tiberius Bogg, one of Mira's legendary mountain men.
Simon is small, but smart; scared but determined. Bogg, with his raccoon-skin cap and smart-talking grammar abuse, is fast as a splintercat and stealthy as a hidebehind. Together, they turn the tables and pursue their attackers (a cruel knight and his soldiers from the old country) through a wilderness full of extraordinary creatures – jackelopes and thunderbirds, fur-bearing trout and four-legged hills – all culled from American tall tales, Indian legends, and backwoods folklore.
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New World: A Frontier Fantasy Novel
The book was well written. I enjoyed the main characters' development throughout the book and the introduction of the vivets and a dragon. The beginning dragged a bit but towards the end it was more action-packed.
This was a fun, fantastic book
Really enjoyed the story and the writing style.
Wonderful writing: the author's voice disappears and you get completely caught up in the fantasy world White created. Strange land and creatures are described simply and completely and totally convincingly, without the awkward contrivances or breaks in pace that you so often have to wade through in the genre. A plot you can care about, characters familiar but fresh. Sparkling descriptions make me think the author has an LTR with the outdoors. Passionate without being mushy, gritty without gratuitous disgustingness. Closest comparison I can think of is The Talisman, by Stephen King and Peter Straub. Too bad it ends. To Steven White I say, "Encore! Encore!"