On Monday, I featured a guest post by John Choquette with a promise of my review for the latest book in the Burlwood Forest Trilogy to follow the next day, meaning yesterday. I know you are probably wondering why wasn’t this published yesterday. Well let me set the scene, I open up my computer to take an online meeting only to see this dreaded screen.
Windows users know what I am talking about, these updates take forever. In fact, I think this was the longest it ever took over 4 hours. UGH! By the time I was able to get back online to post my review, it was time for the girls to come home and since it was Mikaela’s birthday, family celebration time. So here is the long awaited review of Many Fields.
Before I start this review, I have to disclose that I did receive a complimentary copy of the book for the purpose of this review, but all opinions are my own. So onto Many Fields.
I will admit that I had to go back rescan the first two books Burlwood Forest and Through the Woods, to remember the plot twists and turns and to get back up to speed on what happened to Michael and friends. But that didn’t take long. I will have to say that this book is very entertaining. I love the author’s sidebars with the readers. I also think that the author has a great sense of humor and you can see it during ever twist and turn in the book.
After talking to John and his wife, Anna at a recent event held by Carolina Blogging I gained more insight into the book. John says that Michael is based for the most part on himself, and his girlfriend, Crispin is based on his wife Anna. And after hearing that I so can see this.
I love how John could see the good in all of his characters, even the crafty villain Lord Piper. I will have to say that I was a little surprised by the ending but in a good way. ( You will have to read the ending for yourself. No spoilers here.)
It is not often that you can find a book that adults, young adults, teens, and tweens can all enjoy reading but this book is for sure one of them. The only thing is that this book will leave you wanting to read more about the characters and all their trials. But John has assured me that he has a few books in his head that will feature some of the characters.
And if you are looking for something other than candy to put in the Easter basket this year consider picking up one, two or three books of the Burlwood Forest trilogy. I will promise you that Burlwood Forest, Through the Woods, and Many Fields will sure to bring a lot of laughs and teach a few great lessons as well. Don’t you just love books that educate and well as entertain?