Colleen’s 2018 #Book #Reviews – “Tales from the Realm of the Green Elf,” by Author, Wendy Anne Darling
Title: Tales from the Realm of the Green Elf
Amazon Author Page: Wendy Anne Darling
Publication Date: August 25, 2018
Formats: Paperback & Kindle
Genres: Anthologies, Magical Realism, Anthologies and Literature Collections
IN THE AUTHOR’S WORDS:
Magic Takes Many Forms!
Wendy Anne Darling’s latest anthology includes a large number of brand-new, never-seen-before poetry and stories that have never appeared in print until now.
The author enjoys writing fresh takes on traditional ideas and following her heart where her creativity leads. For instance; what WOULD happen to Wendy and the Lost Boys if something horrible happened to Peter Pan? How DOES one unpopular and very plain boy find a way to make a place for himself in his world? Does poetry rhyme? Sometimes, and sometimes NOT, but it always flows and dances to its own unique rhythm.
Finding a balance between life and magic can be a challenge, but Ms. Darling’s prose attempts to prove that life and magic are one and the same thing.
Spend a happy few hours discovering if she succeeded. 🙂
Tales From the Realm of the Green Elf is Wendy Anne Darling’s first published poetry and short story collection. In this inviting anthology, she shares her poetry and short stories written as if each selection erupted from her heart, surrounding the reader with the magic of her words.
I find anthologies and poetry collections to be some of the most satisfying reads, and this book falls into that category. Between these pages, you will encounter a unicorn with a sense of humor, experience a new sequel to Peter Pan, and read an enchanting story of a teen who learns how to make a friend out of an enemy. And, this is just a small amount of the magic that explodes from this tome.
This is the kind of book you will want to curl up with on an autumn afternoon, as you relish the last rays of the summer sun. In fact, I read this book one evening, not even realizing the passage of time. The captivating prose and poetry will cast a spell over you.
Character Believability: 5
Flow and Pace: 5
Reader Engagement: 5
Reader Enrichment: 5
Reader Enjoyment: 5
Overall Rate: 5 out of 5 Fairies
*I follow the Amazon Rating System*
Author, Wendy Anne Darling
About the Author:
Once upon a time in soggy, wet England…
Long before Wendy Anne Darling started writing poetry (age 9), and even before she began reading everything she could lay her pudgy, little hands on (age 6); she picked up a pencil and started drawing.
Stick figures made way for portraits, fashion designs, and oil paintings (using all the left-over colors from paint-by-numbers kits), and Wendy decided she was going to be an artist.
The desire to write stories came to the forefront, thanks to the encouragement of her family and her English teacher; Miss Buss, but still Wendy stuck to her plans and got a degree in Graphic Design. Her first ever job was drawing advertisements for drive-in movie screens with a company called Cine Media in South Africa. She later had a fabulous time working in graphic design for Out Front Colorado; Denver’s most well-loved, gay newspaper.
She also loved to read aloud, and became a narrator and audiobook producer for Amazon Audible and currently has 15 audiobooks in her portfolio.
If it involved creativity, Wendy was into it.
While her number 1 goal now is to write fantasy and sci-fi fiction, she could never let go of her love for drawing. Trying to decide what she was going to be when she ‘grew up;’ which she never succeeded in doing, Wendy, sensibly, came to the conclusion that she was simply going to do ALL OF IT.
How to Connect with the Author:
Author Blog – Wendy Anne Darling.com
Facebook Author Page: Author Wendy Anne Darling
LinkedIn: Wendy Anne Darling
Pinterest: Wendy Anne Darling
Amazon Author Pages
Amazon.com Author’s Page: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00OG3B91G
Amazon.co.uk Author’s Page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B00OG3B91G
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