It is time to share that I have been put under a spell by the wacky, fantastical, humorous, and quite good series known as:
Crockett & Crane. And also the Beaumont & Beasley series. And all the Blackfire shorts.
In short: last weekend, I got sucked into reading a bunch of books that are basically a mish-mash of fairytales, myths, legends, and classics such as Alice In Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz, and The Three Musketeers, etc.
There’s also classical monsters such as Dracula, though he’s actually mentioned, and Frankenstein’s Monster.
There’s also time-travel, alternate realities, and magic, which are all bound by a set of rules.
There is some Disney influence in these too, but that’s to be expected considering most of us likely grew up watching Disney, and even a few real people sprinkled in all taking place within a parallel world where all of those fairytales, myths, classics, and legends are that world’s history.
Oh, and they’re all twisted into something completely different from what we all know.
Anyway, I was considering a joint review of all the C&C books, then one of all the B&B books, and so forth, but I think what I’ll do instead is post individual reviews, constructed from what I’ve posted on Goodreads, my thoughts upon revisiting them in my mind, and likely from re-reading them. I’ve already started re-reading The Janus Elixir, and since I’ve started re-reading it, I might as well do that one first.
Now, this isn’t going to be the review itself, this is only a preview. Also, I realized I’ve forgotten to mention that the name of the author of these sleep-depriving, page-turning books is Kyle Robert Shultz.
Anyway, like I said, this is only a preview of what I’ll be reviewing…someday. I’ll get those reviews up as soon as the spell is broken.
Hope you’re all having a good day and that you’re staying healthy!