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
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:
- It made me laugh. The situations that Bogg and Simon get themselves into are hilarious
- I loved the storyline. It was attention-grabbing.
- 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:
- The knights. They just rubbed me the wrong way.
- and that’s it
If you enjoyed New World, you will enjoy these books.