Today’s featured author is Mike Wolff with his latest release in the science fiction/fantasy series The Guiding Council of Myths and Urban Legends. We have all heard the mysterious stories of mythical beings from the past and also some who are allegedly glimpsed from time to time in the present, such as Bigfoot.. What would you say if I told you they were real! Here is the latest in the series Seeking Control of the Myths That Never Should Have Been.
About the book
While the Mythical Nation tries to recover from the civil war that killed thousands, strange happenings are occurring. Mythical creatures are being attacked seemingly at random, forcing the Guiding Council of Myths and Urban Legends to join together once again. The Guardin’ Gnomes, a highly trained, elite military group, seek out the source of these disturbances. It’s a race against time, as the leaders of the Mythical Nation try to locate the newest threat to their way of life before it’s too late.
Filled with more Myths and Urban Legends than you can shake a stick at, Seeking Control of the Myths That Never Should Have Been is the highly anticipated sequel to the fast-paced YA Fantasy novel Guiding Council of the Myths and Urban Legends.
Two of the reviews for the book.
Enjoyable, fun, and ‘Super- Awesome’ (according to the 11 year old) By Skunkmelon on October 26, 2015
This book was a fun read, highly entertaining, and cool. My eleven-year-old and I loved it. He thought the story with its Redcaps and Elves and Trolls was a blast and I really liked the story line that kept me engaged and interested. We read out loud before bedtime and there are some books that read better than others and this one was a treat.This book starts after the first: Guiding Council of Myths and Urban Legends and while you don’t have to read the first to understand and enjoy the second, you should.
There is violence in this, but PG-13 violence, nothing that made me hesitate to read it to my son.I highly recommend it as a great, rip-roaring read.
Okay, an admission: I bought this book by mistake! I intended to buy the first in the series, but had a blonde moment and got the wrong one – but guess what? It didn’t matter! It’s a fab read on a standalone basis and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Mike Wolff is skilled at his craft and the story lines weave together seamlessly leading us to a conclusion that makes you smile. (Obviously, I’m not going to tell you the ending – you need to buy it and read it and discover it yourself!)
Even though I was not familiar with the characters, I caught on immediately, so if you’re like me, and buy it in the wrong order, it won’t spoil the read. The different myths and legends are crafted in a manner that is both familiar (ie what you’d have in your own head when you think of them), yet brings the author’s own imagination forwards and he is clever enough to implant his ideas over your own and make you smile as he does so.
Children will love it – there’s enough silliness to engage both them and the adults reading it with them. A cracking good read – I’ll be buying more of Mike’s work!
A review for Book One in the series – Guiding Council of Myths and Urban Legends
Remember the story of the hunters who shot Bigfoot and brought his body back with them? It wasn’t a hoax. It was covered up by the GCMUL–the Guiding Council of Myths and Urban Legends.
You see, all the mythical creatures the human race used to believe in–they’re all real. Elves, gnomes, trolls, vampires, werewolves. They live along side humanity, hiding just out of sight, under the protection and control of the GCMUL and the Chairman. But don’t think that just because they look like things out of a fairy tale that everything in peace and harmony in the magical world. The elves don’t get along with the gnomes. The dwarves would rather not associate with sprites. Nobody likes the trolls, and the trolls like it that way. The Loch Ness monster (whose name isn’t ‘Nessie’, by the way) is a troublemaker and unicorns–let’s not talk about unicorns.
This is the world of Guiding Council of Myths and Urban Legends. An unsteady alliance of mythical creatures who cooperate only far enough to keep the human world from learning of their existence. As bad as things are, though, they are about to get a lot worse. There’s murder, and treachery, and secret plots by who knows who, to do who knows what. Unthinkable as it seems, someone–or some thing–may be trying to take over the Council, or even worse, to destroy it.
This is a fast paced and exciting book that I would recommend to any fan of light fantasy. I was reminded of both Terry Pratchet and Neil Gaimen. I would not hesitate to recommend it to teens or even younger–there is some violence, but it is not described graphically.
Also by Mike Wolff
Read all the reviews and buy the books: https://www.amazon.com/Mike-Wolff/e/B00IEE9TBA
About Mike Wolff
Formerly known as metallicwolff on the internet, I no longer play that part. When a terrible virus hit my computer and pretty much wiped out everything associated with that moniker, it changed me. My blog…dead. My Goodreads account…dead. My email…revived, but on life-support. So what should I do? I moved on. I used to play at being a writer; now…I will continue to lurk in the shadows.
I read mainly Indie Authors and I provide honest reviews. I would hope, should anyone feel inclined to read what I have written in the past, they would do the same for me.Watch over your shoulders. Maybe you’ll catch a glimpse of me. A shadowy figure of legend (well, maybe that’s in my head). But you never can tell…
Connect to Mike.
Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00IEE9TBA
Global Link Author Page:Author.to/AuthorMikeWolff
Global Link Latest Book: myBook.to/SeekingControl
Thank you for dropping in today and as always very grateful for your feedback. thanks Sally