#Blogtour #Review: The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep by H.G. Parry @hg_parry @orbitbooks @Tr4cyF3nt0n #TheUnlikelyEscapeOfUriahHeep
Release date - 23rd January 2020
Book length - 496 pages
Publisher - Orbit
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I want to thank Tracy from www.compulsivereaders.com for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour and for providing me with a copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
For his entire life, Charley Sutherland has concealed a magical ability he can't quite control: he can bring characters from books into the real world. His older brother, Rob - a young lawyer with an utterly normal life - hopes that this strange family secret will disappear with disuse, and he will be discharged from his duty of protecting Charley and the real world from each other.
But then, literary characters start causing trouble in their city, making threats about destroying the world, and for once, it isn't Charley's doing. There's someone else out there who shares his powers and it's up to Charley and a reluctant Rob to stop them - before anyone gets to The End.
I didn't know quite what to expect with THE UNLIKELY ESCAPE OF URIAH HEEP by H.G. Parry but I wasn't expecting such a sublime and evocative adventure into the world of classic literature and the importance and power of reading to be so beautifully depicted on each page.
Charley Sutherland has always been unusual from the moment he died at birth and was miraculously brought back twenty minutes later, to attending Oxford University at the age of thirteen and being a Professor in Wellington at the age of twenty-six. But these wonderful achievements are trivial compared to his true depths of skill where he can read out characters from within the pages of a book and bring them into our world. Now, this has often gotten Charley into trouble but who wouldn't want to have a chat with Sherlock Holmes? After all, he is a great conversationalist and Charley has often felt lonely growing up, being nothing but a nuisance to his big brother, Rob. But when Charley inadvertently reads out Uriah Heep from David Copperfield, it sets off a chain of events which will change Charley's life, and many others, forever. With the discovery of a magical street where there are other fictional characters living, it isn't long before Charley, his new friends, and Rob begin to understand that there is someone else summoning characters into being for nefarious purposes and when they hear of a new world order being promised, Charley may just have to save the world with his power. That is if he can figure it out in time and believe in himself for once.
I cannot imagine how much research would have gone into writing this fantastic story but I can only admire the author and applaud her at every turn. The descriptive settings, the detailed characters, the insights, the memories, and everything else in between combines to make THE UNLIKELY ESCAPE OF URIAH HEEP by H.G. Parry magnificent in every way. I have a soft spot for classics and Dickens in particular so this story was a dream for me, but if you have never picked up a classic before this is still a story that will work for you - with danger, fantasy, family drama, and secrets to name but a few things you have to look forward to. Many a time, I have found myself lost amongst the pages of a special book and this story made such a feeling shine.
THE UNLIKELY ESCAPE OF URIAH HEEP by H.G. Parry is sure to be a hit and I look forward to more from this wonderful author.
H. G. Parry lives in a book-infested flat in Wellington, New Zealand, which she shares with her sister and two overactive rabbits. She holds a PhD in English literature from Victoria University of Wellington, and teaches English, film and media studies. Her short fiction has appeared in InterGalactic Medicine Show, Daily Science Fiction and small press anthologies. The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep is her debut novel.
For more information:
Website - hgparry.com
Twitter - twitter.com/hg_parry
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