Most stories begin with either an unforeseen turn of events or a problem.
Krank has a problem. For centuries, the people of the island have lived on the animals and plants to be found there. It was bliss and so the population grew. It was not until very recently anyone noticed that the quantity of plants and animals had not. The delicate balance of the ecosystem has tipped and food is dwindling.
The King assigned the island’s two resident self-proclaimed geniuses, the Creators, to find a solution. The fruits of their labour ripen into the invention of the world’s first aquatic transportation device and promises to provide passage from the island to search further afield for food and resources.
So, there it is. Problem solved. End of story. Barring any unforeseen turn of events…
Review Divine Invention by Fany Van Hemelen:
What a great start of an unusual fantasy serie.
At the island Krank is a shortage of supplies. The population is increasing and the island couldn’t provide the people anymore. As an answer the Creators make a “floyancy”. Apparently this first aquatic transportation has enough problems. When the Creators suddenly disappear Aeron, an aid of the King, is the one who has to solve the problem.
This book isn’t gathered around the usual stuff in books. Through this funny debut Linden Forster opens our eyes to how we today act and think . At Krank they didn’t create what they want, but what they need and like the author says that is often different in this time. When the quality of the ecosystem is in danger, at the island Krank, they look for solutions to maintain their life. Nevertheless, fate isn’t predictable and of course some trouble is on the way.
The characters are lovely, the themes goes from vegetarianism to overconsumption and the key players have to make difficult choices. I loved the way how “The Creators” discover another realm with intriguing citizenry. The inability of the king of Krank and his beautiful lady her inspections made me giggle. The adventures of Aeron with the floyancy are hilarious and his new friends are stubborn, lovely and gorgeous.
It’s fantastic that Linden Forster made me laugh and at the same time let me think. This “fantasy” book has unexpected twists, beautiful and vivid creatures and a subtle message. Even the author write this book to entertain,I think he wanted to share his thoughts about our world.
Divine Invention is making me wonder for whom the story will move on and I love to follow the hero on his trips to exciting places.
Linden Forster began writing at the age of seventeen. Divine Invention is his debut novel and it took seven years from the idea conjuring at the back of an English class to reaching the page.
Since then, writing has become his dream and passion. His sequel is finished and awaiting publication, while he types the third in a darkened room.
He is a lover of nature and enjoys walks in the country and often ventures out armed with a notepad and pen.
Titel: Divine Invention | Leesfragment | Auteur: Linden Forster | Uitgeverij: | Categorie: | Uitvoering: E-book of paperback | pagina’s | ISBN13: | Verkrijgbaar sinds: ? |Recensent: Fany van Hemelen | Datum recensie: 29-03-2019 | Prijs: $0.00 – $38.01 | Bestellen