Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo || Obert Skye
Foo. "...it is a place where possibility is eternal; where scenery can change as effortless as dreams...impossible is a whisper spoken only by the souls who have just accidentally stepped in..."
Leven Thumps lived a crappy life. He was neglected, treated badly, and picked on in school. His life changes drastically, though, when he encounters shadows (evil, nasty things) and then meets Clover, his mischievous syncophant sidekick. Fate brings him to Winter, a nit with special powers, and Geth, who is optimistic (foolishly at times, it seems), and together, they set out to keep the world from losing its dreams and hopes.
I'm not a huge fantasy reader, and the only reason I came across this is because I'm reviewing it for work. When I read the back, I was intrigued. When I read the first paragraph, I was hooked. Obert Skye creates a brand of magic that will draw you in from the first page of vivid world-building.
Skye describes things in such a unique way that I couldn't help but laugh out loud because the descriptions were dead-on, perfect visualizations.
The few remaining plants in people's gardens didn't droop, they passed out. And the flags that only days before had hung majestically on the top of local flagpoles no longer looked majestic, they looked like multicolored pieces of cloth that had clinbed up and tragically hung themselves."
Rich in imagery, adventure, and action, Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo is a real page-turner, and it's in these pages that readers will discover friendship, loyalty, how to believe in themselves, and how to overcome seemingly impossible obstacles.
I'm looking forward to reading more of Obert Skye's work.
Buy it here: Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo (Leven Thumps)