Friday, November 7, 2014

Book Review: Max Blizzard and The Gem of Camelot By Patrick Hatt

Max Blizzard and The Gem of Camelot
By Patrick Hatt
Book Genre - Fantasy

Max Blizzard was like any other drone living in Earth's realm until the arrival of his eighth birthday. On that day his imagination awoke and Max started thinking for himself. He was an outcast the moment he let people know about his imagination. That moment also unknowingly set forth a chain of events years in the making. By having imagination, Max had given Sir Dreadvent exactly what he wanted, a way into Camelot's realm.

Now Max and his friends, Trudesile and Lester, must complete the quest that Max's father, Merlin, set out for him years ago. They must find the Gem of Camelot to defend the realm from Sir Dreadvent's and his sevesties. Their perilous journey will take them from the shores of Merlinia and the ship of Davy Jones to the fields of Avalon, in the hope that they can save Camelot, save Earth and save all the lost realms that have been consumed by Sir Dreadvent and his sevesties on their quest to remake the universe.

A tale about where your imagination can lead if you choose to follow it, with creatures large and small joining Max Blizzard on his journey. King Arthur, Oberon, Hercules, Apollo and other heroes of imagination believed to be myth will become truth as Max and his friends face the trials ahead. Let your imagination lead the way to Max Blizzard and The Gem of Camelot.

My Review:

I absolutely love that the basis of this story revolves around the imagination. Something we encourage children to use then I feel we slowly try to stifle. This story is about a young boy named Max who discovers his imagination and begins to question his reality. His new thoughts and visions lead him to another realm with his classmate at his side.

I found this book to be playful and fun – a perfect read for (young) young adults. The characters are familiar but also have their own special twist. For example: King Arthur, the Lady of the Lake and Lancelot. I really enjoyed this fantasy realms and the quest to save imagination.

Author Bio:

Patrick Hatt can be found in the East Coast of Canada. He hates writing these things but doesn't mind talking in the third person. He dabbles in a little of this and a little of that, not afraid to attempt something new.

He is owned by two cats, one of whom has his own blog, It's Rhyme Time. Yeah a rhyming cat, who knew? He would be considered a both person when it comes to cats and dogs.

He is also quite the movie and TV buff. As you can probably tell does not take himself seriously and has more stuff in his head than is needed. Thus the novels as just one more form of release. Thanks for the visit and enjoy!



Pat Hatt said...

Thanks a lot for the great review!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

An examination of Pat's head would probably reveal a tangle of busy highways. He has an amazing creative talent.

Snowcatcher said...

Thank you for the review! It sounds like a great tale for a five-year-old neighbor!

Fundy Blue said...

It's fun to read all the reviews of Pat's new book. Thanks for featuring him, Sage. And good luck Pat with your newest writing adventure! I so agree with what Susan commented above!

Suza said...

Pat's brain
Is always clicking
Rhyme or not
It goes on ticking