Friday, November 21, 2014

Blog Tour: Review: Max Blizzard

Max Blizzard and The Gem of Camelot

By Patrick Hatt
Book Genre - Fantasy
Page Count - 278
Release Date - November 3rd, 2014



Synopsis:

Max Blizzard was like any other drone living in Earth's realm until the arrival of his eighth birthday. On that day his imagination awoke and Max started thinking for himself. He was an outcast the moment he let people know about his imagination. That moment also unknowingly set forth a chain of events years in the making. By having imagination, Max had given Sir Dreadvent exactly what he wanted, a way into Camelot's realm.

Now Max and his friends, Trudesile and Lester, must complete the quest that Max's father, Merlin, set out for him years ago. They must find the Gem of Camelot to defend the realm from Sir Dreadvent's and his sevesties. Their perilous journey will take them from the shores of Merlinia and the ship of Davy Jones to the fields of Avalon, in the hope that they can save Camelot, save Earth and save all the lost realms that have been consumed by Sir Dreadvent and his sevesties on their quest to remake the universe.

A tale about where your imagination can lead if you choose to follow it, with creatures large and small joining Max Blizzard on his journey. King Arthur, Oberon, Hercules, Apollo and other heroes of imagination believed to be myth will become truth as Max and his friends face the trials ahead. Let your imagination lead the way to Max Blizzard and The Gem of Camelot.

My Thoughts:

  • I love the idea of this book! Merlin, King Arthur, Apollo, heroes...I think it's so cool to incorporate them all! And if you know me, then you know I'm a huge King Arthur fan, so this definitely struck home with me.
  • I love how Max is described as a drone who one day discovered his imagination; then, he woke up and saw the world around him. I think that describes our current society so well. Makes this book a must-read for all students and even adults. I also like how his imagination has caused Max to lose some friends. Just because he is different. Also describes out society.
  • I like the subtle hinting at the different society, different world in the beginning. We can assume that society really doesn't have an imagination, that their vernacular is vastly different and lacking, and that they don't marry for love.
  • I love the middle-grade feel. Or not just feel. I suppose it's the actual category. I like the optimism and fun put into this. I also love the friendships.
  • Overall, this was a really good story. Fun to read and really cute. I was interested from the start to the end. Will recommend. 
Rating: 4 stars 


Author Bio:

Patrick Hatt can be found in the East Coast of Canada. He hates writing these things but doesn't mind talking in the third person. He dabbles in a little of this

and a little of that, not afraid to attempt something new. He is owned by two cats, one of whom has his own blog, It's Rhyme Time. Yeah a rhyming cat, who knew? He would be considered a both person when it comes to cats and dogs. He is also quite the movie and TV buff. As you can probably tell does not take himself seriously and has more stuff in his head than is needed. Thus the novels as just one more form of release. Thanks for the visit and enjoy!

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 The author is giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card OR $25 Pay Pal cash (winner's choice) 

~Ashley

6 comments:

  1. Awesome, glad it was enjoyed, thanks a lot for the review and the post!

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  2. Another great review of Pat's book!
    Thanks for sharing it, Ashley!

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  3. That is literally the best reason I've heard. Good luck to you!

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