Colleen’s #Book #Reviews – “Wisp,” by Author, Adele Marie Park
- Title: Wisp, Volume I
- Author: Adele Marie Park
- File Size: 840 KB
- Print Length: 218 Pages
- Publisher: Author Self Published
- Publication Date: 12/14/2016
- Sold By: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01MXYQ2E4
- Formats: Paperback and Kindle
- Genres: Fantasy, Magical Realism, Teen & Young Adult
IN THE AUTHOR’S WORDS:
“Edra; a world where magic flourishes and where dark secrets are concealed by those who rule. Secrets which can get the innocent killed without a thought.
When the body of an elf is discovered in a treacherous area of the city, Wisp, a young Law Enforcer is assigned the case. He soon realises the case is far from simple. As soon as he finds one thread, another one leads him to unravel a tapestry woven from lies, secrets, corruption and evil. When friendship turns to love, Wisp`s life, as he knew it will completely change.
What started out as a murder case ends in a grisly battle which Wisp and his companions seem to have no chance of winning.”
Meet Wisp, a law enforcer in the land of Edra, where magic is encouraged to flourish and is often needed for sheer survival. A mages council rules Edra compared to the neighboring area of Finah, who prefers humans to control their resources. After a bloody civil war, many years ago, the two lands exist beside each other in a fragile peace.
Wisp is a marsh fairy (YES! Can you believe it?) with raven hair and pointy ears pierced with silver earrings. Marsh fairies are rare and possess special powers. Wisp keeps his real identity under wraps, known only to his superiors. Abandoned as a child, the “Senior” Law enforcement officer raised him ensuring his survival.
In a desolate area filled with putrefying rubbish, Wisp comes across the body of a High Elf, a member of the Thorns, who was a high-ranking council member found murdered in the circle. The elf’s throat had been brutally cut. Wisp sets out to solve the murder not realizing he is to play an integral part in solving the mystery.
Wisp meets Finn Redhaven, the lover of the murdered elf, Sammiel Thorn, and feels an immediate attraction to him. Wisp and Finn fall in love and discover a wealth of magical abilities enabled by their relationship. And, they are going to need all the help they can get to battle the evil that has descended on Edra.
As fantasy novels go, Wisp stands out to me in its originality and political intrigue. Ms. Park creates a world where love is considered to be one of the greatest powers of all. I enjoyed that the two main characters were male and embraced their love and desire for each other, which was a refreshing approach to solving a mystery in a magical land. The reader discovers along with Wisp the extent of his abilities which I anticipate will increase over time.
I’ve added Wisp to my Me Time category for Fantasy. I loved the story and the characters. The ending is a cliffhanger, and I can’t wait for the next volume to find out what happens to Wisp and Finn. Hopefully, Ms. Park won’t keep us in suspense for long.
Character Believability: 5
Flow and Pace: 5
Reader Engagement: 5
Reader Enrichment: 5
Reader Enjoyment: 5
Overall Rate: 5 out of 5 stars
Author, Adele Marie Park
About the Author
I was born in the north-east of Scotland, at the age of six months I moved with family to live on the Orcadian island of Rousay. My childhood was surrounded by tales and legends of old, these themes and beliefs I have carried all my life. They now emerge and live within the pages of my books.
My most major work and my life’s passion is a series of tales regarding humans and selkies. The Suleskerry Saga portrays tales of merging worlds and peoples, delving into the battles, and loves therein.
I am a writer. I connect with people through the art of transformation. The magic of words which transform into pictures. This magic touches the heart of the one who reads my words.
Read more about Adele on Chris the Story Reading Ape’s blog where she gave an interview.
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