Review Special: Review Request
Update 18/01/15: It turns out that I unkowingly read the full trilogy instead of just the first one! So the below review covers all three books in the series!
Author: Andy Coffey
Publisher: Smashwords Genres: YA, Comedy, Sci-Fi.
Release Date: July 18th 2014
Where Acquired: Free Ebook from the author via AuthorRamp in return for an honest review.
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– Kindle Price: £0.77 (as of when posted)
It’s safe to say that the last thing Aiden Peersey expected when he began his trip to Llangollen was to meet a bunch of Welsh Vikings who played in a rock band called Sacred Wind. It’s also safe to say that the technology geek and part-time sound engineer didn’t expect to be catapulted into a quest to win a music tournament, to save the faerie queen, to win freedom for their land, to be able to fart freely, and to win the right to their cheese. Nevertheless, that’s exactly what happened…
Transported into an alternative reality by the Navigation App on his quantum computer-powered Smart Phone, Aiden discovers a land ruled by the evil Baron Blacktie, who has banned rock music, outlawed unauthorised flatulence, and made cheese sniffing a crime. He is soon immersed in a world where sheep manage pubs and play in orchestras, cats are telepathic, cheese comes from mines, and curries have consciousness (Wrexham is a ‘Currydom’, ruled by King Beef Vindaloo-Boiled Rice III and his wife, Queen Tikka Masala-Coconut Rice…).
When the evil Baron discovers that Sacred Wind’s drummer, Agnar the Hammered, owns a cheese mine that contains a potentially magic cheese, he concocts a hideous plot to make the mine his own. He challenges Sacred Wind to take part in a prestigious music tournament, and he sends his two top spies, Hob and Nob, to capture the Faerie Queen, Ophelia, who is betrothed to Sacred Wind’s singer, Olaf the Berserker! And so, Aiden joins the Sacred Wind and the ‘Companionship of Wind’, as they embark on a perilous journey to reach the city in time for the great tournament…
So, if you want to delve into a world where curries will make you laugh, where sheep will make you cry, where no-one sniggers when your first name is ‘Oldfart’, where you’ll cheer quite a lot at the bits that have obviously been written to incite cheering, where you’ll think about faeries in ways you really shouldn’t, where you’ll be even more scared of Traffic Wardens than you ever thought possible, where vacuum cleaners get possessed, where Welsh Vikings can have platonic relationships with English sheep, where you finish reading the story with a smile on your face and warmth in your heart, and where you want to read more as soon as you’ve finished, then Sacred Wind is the book for you.
If you like Hitchhiker’s guide to the galexy then this book is definatly for you! It is simultaniously the strangest, weirdest and most hilarious book I have read in a long while. Aiden Peersey is transported to an alternate reality where cheese is one of the most valuable items around. Farting tributes to the god Odin and have been banned. Demon traffic wardens. curries form armies and own states. sheep play in an orchestra and run bars. cats can talk and magic is around everyhwhere. Have I caught your interest yet?
The story is a stereotypical quest and supprisingly easy to understand considering the oddities listed above, however it has all the drama, humour, action and romance anyone needs in their life! some parts had me laughing so hard that I was getting some strange looks from the other University students in the common room.
Preview of Book 2:
* You’ll gasp as Baron Blacktie’s dastardly scheme starts to fall into place…
* You’ll gasp again as a horrible kidnap is perpetrated…
* You’ll nod knowingly as the Prophecy is revealed…
* You’ll cheer and put out bunting as our heroes set sail for Chester…
* You’ll be terrified as we delve into the depths of the mine of Hairy Growler…
* You’ll hide behind the sofa as the Battle of the Pig’s Trotters begins…
* You’ll do some more gasping as the Baron reveals his secret…
* You’ll smile winsomely when an unexpected companion appears…
* You’ll have a great desire to learn Ancient Welsh Witchenese…
* And you’ll be very concerned about the Tan-Y-Lan Tuffies skill at charades…
And Guess what?….. They have a CD too!
Now available at all good download stores! Featuring all the Sacred Wind tracks from the book and more:
1.A Time of Magic
3.Metal and Curry
5.Warriors of Asgard
6.Sail With Me
7.Rock, Rock, Rock, Rock Ragnarok
9.Fart For Odin
10.Dragon Ships and Women’s Hips
11.My Sword is my Sword
12.The Sheep’s Lament (bonus track)
13.The Power of Cheese (bonus track)
You can grab a copy on amazon HERE at £7.49 on MP3
“Hello, Jock, we’re pleased to make your aquaintence’ said Mr Yankit. Jock said nothing. He was a lawnmower.“
[Dai is singing] “Ye can sing along! and ye Jock’ Jock didn’t join in. He was a lawnmower”
I had to put two in for that as that scene cracked me up! one of the funniest moments apart from…
“he heard the sound of breaking glass and a vicious garlic and butter Chapatti appeared on his head”
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