Thursday, June 21, 2012

Adult Fiction from Bill Allen?

That doesn't sound right. Bill Allen Books are supposed to be for kids age nine to ninety. 
Well, for the most part they are. With its twelve-year-old hero, Bill Allen's "Journals of Myrth" series by Bell Bridge Books was specifically intended to be enjoyed by kids in the ten to twelve age range, yet since the release of the first book, "How to Slay a Dragon," in 2011, it has repeatedly been described as a YA (Young Adult) series. Now Bill has released a true YA book. With characters in age ranging from 19 to possibly-older-than-dirt, Bill's Hanging by a Thread may be better suited for those YA (Young Adult) and adult readers.

"But I like Bill Allen Books the way they were," you say? Don't worry, the humor hasn't changed that much. Hanging by a Thread can still provide your daily dose of sarcasm and snarkiness. You might say, Bill's characters have grown up so you don't have to.
Belgore the Magnificent has been performing in Vegas for twenty years. Many say he's the greatest magician of all time, but then why shouldn't he be? He holds the same distinction on Ambrosia, the magical planet where he was born and still returns on a regular basis.
Unfortunately, the thread he has set up to pass between worlds will eventually destroy the Earth, and the only people who know his secret are three fellow magicians trapped on a prison planet far away. To escape they must turn to Cutter, the most feared prisoner at Facility Twenty-four, a man who has questionable motives of his own.

Throw in the pair of incompetent mobsters who have been tasked to stop them, the innocent family who unwittingly join in the chase, and the competition for the beautiful Rory's affections between her boyfriend, Trent, and the awkward Cloyd, and you have the makings of one ludicrous adventure.

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