I have received a free copy of the book The Many Journeys to Different Worlds by Adam Monk-Daschke for son2 to review.
Here is the book blurb.
When a group of magical crystals break free they weren’t to know that they would be flung to far away unknown lands and wake up in unimaginable places — this happened to one such crystal, let’s call them Purple. On waking, Purple embarks on an adventurous journey and meets strange and wonderful creatures and friends —from a family of tall and entangled Roots to the terrifying but friendly Bones and the clumsy and confused new arrival who they call Egg-Kid— all of whom he hopes to protect from the one knowns only as the Evil Waker.
Complimented by unique and psychedelic illustrations The Many Journeys to Different Worlds is an original new addition to children’s fiction.
I liked this book. My favourite character was egg kid.
Though when I looked at the book on amazon it had a baby panda and this book didn’t.
This is what son2 has written for his review. Let me explain the reference to the baby panda. I believe this is a character in another book in The Unknown Crystals series. However we can no longer find that particular book on Amazon.
I read the book too and I have to say it seems very unique in concept with quite wacky illustrations. The subject matter seemed aimed at older children, with references to Evil Wakers and the pictures of the character Bones, a skeleton. However the amount of text was more at the level of an early reader. Also it appeared to end mid-story, so I assume it will carry on in the next book in the series. Overall, I wasn’t quite sure what to make of this storyline, even after re-reading several times. Maybe I am just too old to appreciate it fully, as son2 was quite taken with it.
The Many Journeys to Different Worlds is available on Amazon, currently priced at £8.99 in paperback. Also in kindle format. An unusual book.
You may find out more about The Unknown Crystals series on the author’s facebook page.
Disclosure. This post is a review of a book I was sent for free. All opinions are my own.