An Author’s Odyssey by Chris Colfer
Published by: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: July 12th, 2016
Series: The Land of Stories, #5
Genres: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Adventure
Date Read: June 16th, 2017
Links: Goodreads |Author’s Website | Book 1| Book 2 | Book 3 | Book 4
In the highly anticipated continuation of the Land of Stories series, Conner learns that the only place to fight the Masked Man’s literary army is inside his own short stories!
When the twins and their friends enter worlds crafted from Conner’s imagination, finding allies no one else could have ever dreamed of, the race begins to put an end to the Masked Man’s reign of terror. Can the twins finally restore peace in the fairy tale world?
Okay, so first of all: these books are amazing. I absolutely love the series and the way of writing is funny and imaginative. In this 5th novel of The Land of Stories, Conner and Alex go on an adventure inside of Conner’s short stories to raise an army against the masked man and his band of literary villains.
Alex and Conner Bailey once again face a great challenge. After the Masked Man unleashes an army of literary villains and takes over the Land of Stories, the only and best chance the twins have to save the land is to recruit characters from Conner’s stories that he wrote based around his adventures.
One of the things that I loved about this book is how much is revealed about these characters, specifically Conner, as the twins traverse his stories. At first, the stories have a very shallow, although exciting premise, but as they continue their travels more about who Conner is, his experiences and feelings about his life reveal themselves in elements of his stories.
“An author’s Odyssey” takes us on all new adventures, so vastly different than the fairy tale world, while also bringing a bit of comic relief to what could have been an overly grim story. Getting to travel into Conner’s stories was so much fun! This Series has grown amazingly in its plot complexity, writing, and storytelling. It really is impressive.
I thought this was an outstanding book. The final climax of this book was awesome and provided some much-needed information and closure for one character in particular and then we have an ending that if you hadn’t gotten the memo by then surely told you that this isn’t the final book due to the tremendous cliff-hanger at the end.
Recommended to readers who love middle grade epic fantasy, fairy tales, and by this point, people who love pirates & science fiction.
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