New World: a Frontier Fantasy Novel by Steven W. White

New World (New World #1)
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Publisher: Not listed

Date of publication: July 12, 2011

Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction

Series: New World

New World—Book 1

Hair of the Bear—Book 2

Here Be Dragons—Book 3

Purchase Links: Amazon

Goodreads synopsis:

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.

What I liked about New World:

  1. It made me laugh. The situations that Bogg and Simon get themselves into are hilarious
  2. I loved the storyline.  It was attention-grabbing.
  3. Bogg’s character. For some reason, I have a mental image of him that made me laugh.

What I disliked about New World: a Frontier Fantasy Novel:

  1. The knights. They just rubbed me the wrong way.
  2. and that’s it

If you enjoyed New World, you will enjoy these books.

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