Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Book Review: The Kingdom on the Edge of Reality

The Kingdom on the Edge of Reality
by Gahan Hanmer

A Feudal Kingdom That Takes Nothing
from the Modern World

Why has Jack Darcey, a stage actor and ex-competitive fencer, been tricked into visiting a medieval kingdom in the Canadian wilderness? How could such a place even exist in the 21st century, and why would anyone choose to live there? The Kingdom on the Edge of Reality is a thrilling journey into a society and culture which has rejected the modern world.

Albert Keane, an old school-mate of Jack's, has used his great wealth to build a working feudal monarchy which takes nothing from the modern world. But while Jack explores the beautiful and prosperous kingdom, discovering its wonderful people and culture, revolution begins to grow. Duke Hawke, another face from Jack's past, is set on taking the kingdom for himself. Jack will have to fight for his life and the future of the valley as total war breaks out in The Kingdom on the Edge of Reality.

The Kingdom on the Edge of Reality is both escapist adventure and penetrating cultural commentary. Gahan Hanmer creates an immersive world and characters that instantly come alive on the page. His vivid, often humorous storytelling transports you to a world of discovery and adventure. But The Kingdom on the Edge of Reality has as its heart a timely question for our age: Do we really need technology to be happy?

Gahan Hanmer enjoyed a colorful career in the theater as actor, director, designer and technician. He now lives in the high chaparral desert of California.

Medieval Kingdoms, Castles....and Actors?  What's an Actor doing in a Medieval Kingdom?  That's just the tip of the iceberg in this wonderful book where present and past come together in quite a charming way!  Jack Darcey is kidnapped and finds himself in a Kingdom, is it a dream or reality, and how on Earth did he get there if it IS reality?

This is a story that is full of imagination and adventure, sprinkled with romance and danger...an incredibly fun read!

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for review from Tribute Books


1 comment:

  1. Lauri, it's amazing where actors will turn up, isn't it? Glad you enjoyed the book :)


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